Ghost of Tsushima fans, A crowdfunding campaign to reform the real-life Tsushima Island has ended by raising more than 27 million yen (£ 192,000) – 500 percent of its original goal – thanks in part to donations from Ghost of Tsushima fans.
The project will ensure the reconstruction of the Tori Gate at the Watatsumi Shrine in Tsushima, which was destroyed by a typhoon in September last year. The structure is currently located in pieces half-submerged in water
Crowdfunding began in November with Camp-Fire, a Japanese alternative to Kickstarter. Soon enough, the reason was noticed and captured by Ghost of Tsushima fans – who had been thanked by the project’s founders.
Now, restoration of the Torre Gate will be guaranteed – along with a new stone monument nearby that lists the names of anyone who has donated more than 10,000 yen (£ 71). The shrine is due for completion by August if all goes well.
Last November, PlayStation announced that Ghost of Tsushima had sales of 5 million, making it the “fastest-selling first-party PS4 game”. No doubt we’ll see more of her world in the future.