What you need to know
- Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a free multiplayer mode coming in Fall 2020 to Ghost of Tsushima.
- It's steeped in Japanese mythology, introducing foes like Oni.
- There's a two-player story mode and a four-player survival mode.
Update, August 17 (8:58 p.m. ET): Sucker Punch has confirmed that Ghost of Tsushima: Legends won't have microtransactions.
Sucker Punch Productions' Ghost of Tsushima is getting some DLC but not in the way you may have expected. Today, Sucker Punch announced Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, a co-op mode that is aiming to release in Fall 2020. It'll be free for anyone who owns the base game. You can take a look at the trailer below.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends includes a two-player story mode where you and a partner have to carefully coordinate, as there a "unique magical twists." There's also a four-player survival mode that introduces new Oni foes and other mythological enemies. An extremely challenging Raid will also be released sometime after this free mode is available.
Per PlayStation Blog, players will also get to choose between different classes and character customization, which Sucker Punch is promising to detail later on.
Ghost of Tsushima has been a strong success so far, selling 2.4 million copies in its first three days and topping the July 2020 NPD charts. As yet, no specific PS5 enhancements have been detailed but that could change in the coming weeks.
If you haven't picked up Ghost of Tsushima yet, you can check out our review from PlayStation lead Jennifer Locke. She writes that "Ghost of Tsushima has a solid foundation that is definitely deserving of a sequel on PS5. I think Sucker Punch has a new franchise on its hands. The studio already nailed the combat, in my opinion, now it just needs to work a little more on the open-world aspects."
Update, August 17 (8:58 p.m. ET) — No microtransactions
Sucker Punch Productions confirmed to IGN that there won't be any microtransactions. "There are no microtransactions in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and we have absolutely no plans to add them. All of the content is unlocked through play," a PlayStation representative stated.
Becoming the Ghost is exceptionally fun
Ghost of Tsushima is a great samurai game, but its open-world could use some work. The combat and Jin's personal journey to becoming the Ghost are the real hooks here, and Sucker Punch thankfully nails those aspects.
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