March is here, and that means we’re very close to Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo, its first game since 2017’s The Evil Within 2. In fact, you could have a taste of it today if you want.

Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude is a free visual novel set in the world of the upcoming supernatural game. Not only is it free, PS4, and PS5 owners can download it today, with PC players set to receive it next week.

In Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude (subtitled ‘The Corrupted Case File’), players join a team of supernatural detectives investigating an unusual disappearance in Japan’s most famous city. Things get dicey in this choice-based adventure, and the outcome will ultimately act as a precursor for the story of Ghostwire: Tokyo itself.

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The actual game is a PS5 and PC exclusive that releases on March 25. In the game, Tokyo is overwhelmed by supernatural forces thanks to a deranged occultist. The only one able to stop the madness is a man searching for his family. Oh, and the spirit of an occult detective who has become fused to him. Players roam a near-deserted Tokyo, defeating malevolent spirits with the art of Ethereal Weaving. Surprisingly, this is not the name of a spiritual hobby club, but a powerful kind of magic that tears ghosts apart.

Ghostwire: Tokyo – Prelude is available today for PS4 and PS5. Steam and Epic Game Store players will have to wait until March 8 to play this prequel slice.

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