Ghostwire: Tokyo gets a free prequel visual novel


PlayStation owners can start their paranormal investigation today

The story of Ghostwire: Tokyo is kicking off a little sooner than expected, with a free visual novel. Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude is a prequel to the main game, and it’s out now on PlayStation consoles.

Set before the events of Tango Gameworks’ paranormal adventure, Prelude is a detective story following KK, who’s on the trail of a mysterious phenomenon. After a friend goes missing, KK and company start to discover some supernatural happenings.

Different playthroughs will let you spend time with different people, seeing how KK gets along with them and learning more about the world. It all builds up the massive threat of Ghostwire: Tokyo proper, where KK will team up with Akito.

Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude is out now on PlayStation 4 and PS5, and will come to PC on March 8. Both of these are out a few weeks ahead of Ghostwire: Tokyo’s launch on March 25, for PlayStation 5 and PC.

We got a hands-off look at the new supernatural mystery from Tango in February. It’s got a bit of an open-world set-up, with stealth tactics and off-the-trail areas to explore mixed with magical combat. And of course, plenty of scary ghosts.

Set in a version of Tokyo where people are disappearing and monsters are roaming the streets, it seems like both horror and action. There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding this game though, and how everything slots together into the final launch. Maybe Prelude can help fill in some gaps before March 25.