If you are anything like me and currently playing Ghost of Tsushima, you are hypnotized by the game. Not just because of the beautiful environment, the game is based in, but the story has taken a hold of your attention.
Ghost of Tsushima came out this year by the game developer, Sucker Punch Productions, for the Playstation 4. Ghost of Tsushima is an open world, action-adventure game.
Without spoiling the game, we are following the journey of Jin Sakai, a samurai of the Japanese island of Tsushima. As Jin fights to protect Tsushima against the first Mongol invasion in 1274 CE.
On the tail of the game’s success, Sucker Punch Productions has just announced they will be releasing a free update to Ghost of Tsushima owners! This update is called Ghost of Tsushima: Legends and it brings multiplayer mode to the original game. The update is expected to come out this fall and here is what we know so far about the free update.
Legends will be a multiplayer mode for the original game. Darren Bridges, senior game designer at Sucker Punch Productions, posted on the Playstation blog detailing Legends and what to expect with the multiplayer mode. You can have up to 2-4 players in this mode. You can either play with friends or use the matchmaking system to find people to play with. The mode won’t continue Jin’s story, but rather it will focus on the legends that are told by people of Tsushima. That is where the new characters come in.
The new characters represent the 4 new classes that the player can choose from; each class will have a supernatural ability. The classes are as follows: Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, and Assassin.
There will be 3 mission types with the multiplayer mode.
The first being co-op story missions. This mission is only 2 players and Bridges had this to say about the story co-op missions, “you’ll 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 synchronization with your partner.”
The second mission type needs 4 players in order to participate. This mission type is wave-based survival missions. In the waves you will be up against powerful foes as well as new enemies. The new enemies will be Oni with supernatural abilities. According to the Yokai website, Oni is translated as ogre and demon in Japanese, “They are ferocious demons, bringers of disaster, spreaders of disease, and punishers of the damned in hell.”
The last mission type also requires 4 players. Bridges describes this mission type as a mission that should come after you have bested the survival and story missions, “If you can best the Story and Survival missions, you may be confident enough to take on the four-player Raid that will arrive shortly after the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, sending you and your partners to an entirely new realm to challenge a brutal, terrifying enemy.”
IGN also confirmed that this mode will not have any microtransactions. This confirmation comes from a Playstation representative from Sucker Punch Productions, “”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.”” You will need a Playstation Plus subscription in order to play online with others. Below are some screenshots I took in Ghost of Tsushima’s photo mode! I do need to give you some warning for it contains imagery of the deceased in the game.