Free Spider’s Thread update will expand Tango Gameworks’ original supernatural action game
Tango Gameworks’ supernatural action-adventure game Ghostwire: Tokyo is coming to Xbox Series X and Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription service on April 12, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced Wednesday. Ghostwire: Tokyo will be available for both Xbox and Windows PC through Game Pass.
Coinciding with Ghostwire: TokyoThe Xbox Series X release is a free update to the original game on PlayStation 5 and PC. The “Spider’s Thread” update, as Tango and Bethesda are calling it, will add new locations throughout Tokyo that will include new missions and additional mysteries to solve. The game’s core story will also be updated with “extended cutscenes that give players a deeper insight into the plot,” according to the developer.
The free update will also include the Spider’s Thread game mode, which is described as a “30-stage gauntlet chosen from over 120 hand-crafted levels with a single goal: get to the end.” In the vaguely rogue-like mode, players will unlock skills as they play and earn in-game currency to spend on upgrades. The Spider’s Thread content is also coming to Xbox Series X by Ghostwire: Tokyo at launch.
Ghostwire: Tokyo originally launched on PlayStation 5 and Windows PC on March 25, 2022. The game was a console exclusive for the PS5, a deal made prior to Microsoft’s acquisition of publisher Bethesda Softworks in 2020. The second Bethesda game first released for the PS5 as part of this agreement, Arkane Studios’ Deathloopwhich hit Sony’s current-gen console in September 2021. Deathloop came to the Xbox Series X a year later, arriving as a day-one Game Pass release and receiving an update similar to Ghostwire: Tokyo‘s.
In Polygon’s review of Ghostwire: Tokyo, critic Justin McElroy wrote positively about the game’s well-developed world and charming diversions, but found the gameplay to be a letdown. “Maybe the kindest thing I can say about Ghostwire: Tokyo is that it is an endearing experience,” we said. “There’s a lot of care on display, from the cultural detail of the sweet side stories to the rendering of the rain-washed world itself. But whatever charm there is, it’s bogged down by frustrating design decisions and sluggish mechanics.”
Tango Gameworks followed up Ghostwire: Tokyo with the surprise release of rhythm action games Hi-Fi Rush in January.