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Ghost of Tsushima Horse Names Explained

Jin’s horse in Ghosts of Tsushima is a crucial asset to exploring the world. However, you may wonder if the name and style of the horse in Ghost of Tsushima has any effect whatsoever on the gameplay.

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Does the name of my horse in Ghost of Tsushima matter?

There are a few options to choose from regarding Jin’s horse when you select it early in the campaign. However the horse name in Ghost of Tsushima, in addition to its appearance, is only for aesthetic purposes. It has no significant bearing on the gameplay. You’re given a choice between three horses to choice from toward the beginning of the game, though that number increases to five if you got the Digital Deluxe Edition or Director’s Cut or are starting a new game plus file.

The potential horse colors are:

  • Black
  • Black with red mane and tail (Only an option at the beginning of a New Game+ playthrough)
  • Dapple
  • Golden Buckskin (Digital Deluxe Edition or Director’s Cut only)
  • White

The potential horse names in Ghosts of Tsushima are:

  • Kage
  • Nobu
  • Sora
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One fun feature though is that Jin will say the chosen horse name during gameplay. This may or may not effect your decision, but it’s a cool attention to detail. Nobu means trust, Sora means sky and Kage means shadow. Pick whatever name you feel embodies your horse best.

While the name and appearance of Jin’s horse in Ghost of Tsushima don’t impact gameplay mechanics, they do add a personal touch to your journey through Tsushima. The choice of horse and its name allows players to express a bit of their own personality and preferences within the game. This small yet meaningful customization is just one of the many ways Ghost of Tsushima creates an immersive experience for every player.

Ghost of Tsushima is now available on PCs via Steam, in addition to the PS4 andS PS5.

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Cory Dinkel is a freelance writer for Siliconera since 2023. An award-winning digital journalist, he has worked for local and national news outlets for nearly a decade. His favorite genre is the JRPG and he will not be taking questions during his "There is Not a Love Triangle in Final Fantasy VII" speech.