In a surprise announcement, Sucker Punch revealed that Ghost Of Tsushima is receiving an online cooperative multiplayer mode via a free update for all owners of the game sometime in fall 2020.
According to PlayStation Blog, Ghost Of Tsushima: Legends is a separate mode that doesn’t follow protagonist Jin Sakai or any of his 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.
While Ghost of Tsushima’s single-player campaign focuses on an open world and exploring the natural beauty of the island, Legends is described as haunting and fantastical, with locations and enemies inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology with a gameplay emphasis on cooperative combat and action.
Players will be able to partner up with friends or via online matchmaking and play Legends in groups of two to four players. 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 will be revealed in the future.
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 synchronization with your partner.
With four players, players will be able to take on wave-based Survival missions, fighting groups of the toughest enemies that the game has to offer, Including new Oni enemies with supernatural abilities.
If players can complete the Story and Survival missions, they will be able to take on the four-player Raid that will arrive after the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, sending them to an entirely new realm to challenge a brutal, terrifying enemy.
However, keep in mind that players will require an active PS Plus subscription to play Ghost Of Tsushima Legends. In the meantime, head on over here for all our Ghost Of Tsushima-related coverage or watch the trailer below: