Last week Sucker Punch
delivered the great Ghost of Tsushima
, it's first new game in six years. And now thanks to this leaked footage of a cancelled game called Prophecy
we can see that the road from Infamous
to Samurai Creed had a slight detour into a fictional medieval setting.
You can watch the video here
Clocking in at around 10-minutes this is a highly detailed slice of Prophecy with everything from real-time cinematics to third-person action to scripted and acted dialogue and all music and effects in place. And with all of that we can see a few things that made the jump over to Ghost of Tsushima, namely the combat and moving through an environment whilst trying to stay out of sight.
It's safe to say that this highly polished and lengthy slice of gameplay was probably intended for an E3 style event to showcase the slate of PlayStation 4 games in development circa somewhere around 2015/2016. If nothing else it highlights that Ghost of Tsushima originated with Sucker Punch looking to create its version of an Assassin's Creed style game with a more traditional look and feel.
Previously Sucker Punch has noted that before it landed on the feudal setting for Ghost of Tsushima it experimented with other settings involving pirates and medieval worlds, and Prophecy looks to be exactly that. Albeit something far more developed that we would have guessed.
Long story short, this is cool to see but we're glad we ended up with a samurai epic.