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Ghostwire: Tokyo Launches On Xbox Next Month With New 'Spider's Thread' Update

by Wesley LeBlanc on Mar 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks have revealed that last year's PlayStation 5 console exclusive, Ghostwire: Tokyo, will come to Xbox next month. Plus, it will launch on the platform with a new content update hitting the game for everyone. 

More specifically, Ghostwire: Tokyo will hit Xbox Series X/S on April 12 alongside the new "Spider's Thread" update, which will also go live on every other platform where the game is playable, too. This update brings the new Spider's Thread game mode to Ghostwire: Tokyo as well as extended story cutscenes, quality of life improvements, new enemies and skills, and more. 

"In addition to the main game, the Spider's Thread game mode tasks players to navigate a 30-stage gauntlet from over 120 hand-crafted levels with one simple goal: get to the end," a press release reads. "As players clear challenges and complete stages, they will unlock more skills and earn in-game currency to spend on upgrades. 

"The Spider's Thread update adds new locations to visit in the ghost-riddled streets of supernatural Tokyo, including the local Middle School area. These new locations come with new missions for players to take on and uncover more mysteries. The main game's story will also feature extended cutscenes, granting players a deeper look into the plot as they play through Akito and KK's adventure to stop the menacing Hannya from destroying Tokyo." 

New enemies include the invisible Silent Gaze and the elusive Retribution, according to the press release. In order to defeat them, Akito will receive new skills like Charge Rush and Counter Attack. 

Ghostwire: Tokyo hits Xbox Series X/S, Xbox Game Pass, and PC Game Pass on April 12. The Spider's Thread update hits the game on the same day for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players. 

While waiting for this update, read Game Informer's Ghostwire: Tokyo review and then check out this story about how Tango Gameworks is working on a "completely new title that is the complete opposite of horror." That game might be February's surprise drop from Tango Gameworks, Hi-Fi Rush (read our review here), but it could also be a different game.

Regardless of what's next, don't expect Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil and the creator of Tango Gameworks' Evil Within series, to be in the director role as he revealed last month that he was leaving the studio

Are you jumping into Ghostwire: Tokyo next month? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ghostwire: Tokyocover

Ghostwire: Tokyo

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
March 25, 2022 (PlayStation 5, PC), 
April 12, 2023 (Xbox Series X/S)