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Ending Choices - Spare Or Kill Lord Shimura?

Choice Appears In The Last Mission

The tale of lord shimura

You are given the choice to either spare or kill Lord Shimura after you defeat him. This scene happens after you win the last duel of the game in the story mission, "The Tale of Lord Shimura". Both choices differ as they affect the armor you receive at the end of the game.

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Haiku Does Not Affect Ending


Before your duel, you are given several lines to choose from for your haiku. While these choices add to the heavy atmosphere of the coming duel, they do not affect the ending or scenes that follow.

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Ending Choice Effects - Differences & Rewards

New Skin Depending On Your Choice

New Skin Depending On Your Choice

After making your decision and watching the credits, you will be rewarded with a new skin for your Ghost Armor set. Both skins do not provide any benefits or perks, they are simply cosmetic items.

Ghost Armor Skin Rewards

Vow of Vengeance
Vow Of Vengeance
Righteous Punishment
Righteous Punishment
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What Did You Choose?

Ending Dialogue & Cutscene Changes

Jin Assumes The Ghost Identity

Jin becoming the ghost

Choosing either killing or sparing both ends with Jin being branded as a traitor. This then leads him to fully embrace his identity as the Ghost.

Post-Credits Scene Changes

Jin writing a letter

After the credits roll, the scene where you resume control of Jin is also slightly different for both choices. If you chose to spare Lord Shimura, the scene starts with Jin writing a letter. If you chose to kill Lord Shimura, the scene will start with Jin sitting on the floor.

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Who Is Lord Shimura?

Jin's Adoptive Father

Lord Shimura Adopting Jin

After the death of Jin's father, Lord Shimura took Jin in as his adopted son. The two bonded together throughout the years with Lord Shimura teaching Jin about the principles of honor and swordsmanship.

Strict & Honor-Bound

Before the duel

The final conflict of the story stems from Lord Shimura's strict adherence to honor. He was given orders by the Shogun himself to dispatch Jin due to his "dishonorable" actions while repelling the Mongol invaders. This ultimately leads to the final and touching duel of the game.

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