Following their successful launch of Ghosts of Tsushima on the PlayStation 4 last month, developer Sucker Punch Productions along with publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has shared details on their first major free update for the action-adventure game. Titled Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, this update will be rolled out to players at an unspecified date in 2020.
The main feature of this update will be a new co-op multiplayer mode. This is pitched as an “entirely new experience”, a separate mode that focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima. Players will explore new environments described as “haunting” and “fantastical”, with locations and enemies inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology and an emphasis on cooperative combat and action.
Legends has been designed as a purely co-op experience, meaning it will not be possible to tackle any of this content by yourself – requiring either friends or online matchmaking to tackle its 2-4 player story, survival and raid missions. Each player can choose from one of four different character classes: the Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin. Each class has unique advantages and abilities that are to be revealed in a later update.
With two players in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, players will be able to play a series of co-op Story missions that escalate in difficulty, building on the foundation of combat from the single-player campaign but with new magical twists that often require careful synchronisation with a partner.
With four players, players will be able to take on wave-based Survival missions, fighting groups of the toughest enemies Tsushima has to offer, Including new Oni enemies with supernatural abilities.
If players can best the Story and Survival missions, a four-player Raid will arrive shortly after the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, sending players to an entirely new realm to challenge a brutal, terrifying enemy.
More information about Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is due to be shared over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more!