Ghost of Tsushima has reaped the rewards for developer Sucker Punch, even getting a BAFTA 2021 nomination for greatest recreation. According to VGC, two of the sport’s builders have now acquired their very own honors. Game Director Nate Fox and Creative Director Jason Connell have every been awarded with the title of tourism ambassador for the true life metropolis of Tsushima in Nagasaki.
Fox and Connell be part of the ranks of notable Japanese individuals who have acquired the award previously, but it surely’s the primary time it has been given to individuals who have “spread the name and history of Tsushima through their works.” The cause for the award was defined by Tsushima’s mayor, Hiroki Hitakatsu:
[Fox and Connell] unfold the title and historical past of Tsushima to the entire world in such a beautiful means. Even loads of Japanese individuals have no idea the historical past of the Gen-ko interval. When it comes to the world, the title and site of Tsushima is actually unknown, so I can not thank them sufficient for telling our story with such phenomenal graphics and profound tales.
While the award would normally be given out in an awards ceremony, this 12 months’s ceremony may have to be held digitally due to journey restrictions and social distancing guidelines with the Covid-19 pandemic. During the ceremony, the duo will get the award and a letter of appreciation. Once the restrictions are lifted, Hitakatsu intends to invite the complete Sucker Punch growth crew to the island within the hope their go to would “make them love Tsushima even more.”
The pair gained’t have any obligations to perform or additional duties as soon as they’ve the award. Instead, Tsushima can be collaborating with Sony Interactive Entertainment to create a brand new tourism marketing campaign influenced by the sport, which can take guests on a tour of the island’s key landmarks. One of these landmarks will seemingly be the Watatsumi Shrine the place gamers lately contributed to crowdfunding efforts to rebuild a Torii that had been destroyed by a hurricane.
Ghost of Tsushima additionally left its mark on the Japanese recreation business, profitable the Super Trendy Game Awards as voted for by over 130 Japanese recreation creators and celebrities. As nicely because the BAFTA nomination, the sport has acquired ten nominations within the 24th annual D.I.C.E. awards and it gained the Player’s Voice award at The Game Awards. Players have lapped up the title; it hit more than five million copies sold again in November and was amongst the top PlayStation downloads of 2020.