Following the latest news on the Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch, 2020) IP (read about its possible standalone DLC, Ghost of Ikishima, here), now the ESRB has rated what appears to be a new edition of the game.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut was rated for PS4 and PS5 on the ESRB website. This is the description for this version:
This is an action game in which players assume the role of a samurai (Jin Sakai) on a quest for vengeance against Mongol invaders in 13th century Japan. Players traverse open-world environments, interact with characters, complete quests (e.g., assassinations), and infiltrate enemy strongholds. Players use samurai swords, poison darts, and arrows to battle enemies in third-person melee-style combat. Some attacks result in dismemberment/decapitation of enemy soldiers, often accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Players can also perform assassination kills (e.g., neck stabbing, sword impalement) to dispatch enemies quietly. Cutscenes depict additional acts of intense violence: a soldier lit on fire and beheaded; bound civilians lit on fire and burned at the stake; a decapitated man’s head held up towards the screen. The game also depicts a man’s exposed buttocks as he bathes in a hot spring. The word “sh*t” appears in the game.
This Director’s Cut is still unannounced by Sony, but a while ago we also knew about Death Stranding Director’s Cut.