Ghost of Tsushima eager fans to Iki Island, the brand new story extension in Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut. Sucker Punch promises to improve on a game that most fans agree is already perfect. With brand new features, updated graphics and a new area to explore, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut there are new players and old players asking a question: How do I get to Iki Island?
When is Iki Island unlocked?
If you start over, Iki Island will unlock at the beginning of Level II after you’ve unlocked the Toyotama region of Tsushima. You’ve now unlocked the grappling hook and, ideally, all four combat poses. Once you’ve reached Stage II:
- Choose Journal word tab Pause menu.
- You will be notified that Tales of Iki is now available.
- Selection The Story of Iki and then follow the Journey into the Past story.
- Follow the guiding wind to begin your journey to Iki Island.
If you have moved PlayStation 4 saved data to Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, you will be notified that Iki Island is available by a pop-up on your screen as soon as you load your save file. Of course, you’ll have to go to the beginning of Act II when saving that. You’ll still get the same message if you start from scratch.
Jin follows the Wind that leads the way to the Drowned Man’s Coast, where the villagers seem to have lost their minds. He will be introduced to Mages, a new type of enemy, and will have to fend off the approaching Mongols as he tries to figure out what’s going on.
Iki itself is an island off the southeast coast of Tsushima. The player cannot get there unless completing this introductory quest and boarding the cross-sea boat. This boat trip takes Jin on a character-building mission, returning to a place where the name Sakai is no longer welcome. The inhabitants of Iki don’t care much for the Ghost of Tsushima, and Jin soon learns that Khan is just the beginning.
Iki Island is not easy. Players who have just reached Stage II will have a hard time surviving on Iki Island and will be stuck there until they get far enough in the Iki Story. While they only have to do a few quests in Tales of Iki to get back to Tsushima, well-equipped players may not enjoy its full potential. Furthermore, treating Iki Island as an epilogue after defeating Khotun Kahn makes for a better experience.
Returning players can jump right into Iki Island with everything they’ve learned and earned through the base game. Those eager to see what’s in store can get their PS4 saved games, but they’re required to stay out of New Games+.
There are several new mechanics that Iki Island adds to the game. One is the Horse Charge maneuver, which allows your horse to trample through groups of roaming Mongols. Horse Charge is a great way to build up your Ghost Pose (if you have it unlocked) and makes defeating those moving enemies much easier.
You’ll also unlock Horse Armor, which makes your mount as deadly as your Katana. Bringing both of these mechanics back to Tsushima in his quest to destroy Khotun Khan would make Jin’s life easier.