Ghost of Tsushima Receiving a Free Online Co-op Mode, Legends, This Fall
Ghost of Tsushima has been out and about for a solid month now, charming players with its beautiful open world and faithful recreation of Mongol-invaded Japan. It's quickly established itself as a truly solid AAA single-player experience, but there's just one thing missing... multiplayer! One could argue the game doesn't need multiplayer, but it certainly wouldn't hurt. It seems developer Sucker Punch was thinking the exact same thing. SP took to the PlayStation Blog the other day to announce Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. Legends is a free add-on coming to the game that will be entirely standalone from the main story. Best of all, it's a co-op focused mode!
"Legends is an entirely new experience - it's a separate mode that doesn't follow Jin or the companions from his journey, but instead focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima," the post explains. While the story of Tsushima is grounded in reality, Legends focuses more on Japanese mythology and folktales, pitting the four warriors against supernatural foes and placing an emphasis on cooperative combat. As a result, the battle system works a bit differently in Legends, requiring more teamwork to make it all flow smoothly. More details on how exactly this works will come at a later date. With Legends, players can join matches of 2-4 players either locally or online to play through story missions, enemy waves, or even Raids (at a later date).
Sucker Punch also went on to explain that players can choose from one of four classes for their warriors: Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin. As with the new battle system, the details behind these haven't been divulged just yet. While a PS Plus membership will be required to play online with others in Legends, SP did confirm that they don't plan on adding any microtransactions whatsoever to the experience. In their own words, everything will be unlockable through normal gameplay. It's also important to keep in mind that the aforementioned story missions in Legends will be two-player only, while the other modes are the ones that can go upwards of four players. While we haven't seen the mode in action just yet, we did get some good looking screenshots, as well as a reveal trailer that you can catch down below this article.
According to SP, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be available as a free download sometime this Fall for all players who own the game. As we get closer to that point, they plan on sharing more details behind how it all works, including things like customization and character classes. As for Ghost of Tsushima, it's available exclusively on PlayStation 4. The game is a notable one on Sony's extensive exclusive catalog, marking itself as the last big AAA game for PlayStation 4 that was being worked on by their in-house studios. It's also a big step up for Sucker Punch, who have always had a close relationship with Sony both with their superpowered inFamous series and the Sly Cooper games back in the PS2 days.