Back in August 2020, Sucker Punched announced Ghost Of Tsushima Legends; a new online co-op multiplayer mode which would arrive in a free update. Now, they have confirmed (via PlayStation Blog) that it will be coming for all players of the game on 16 October 2020.
Ghost Of Tsushima Legends will feature two-player story missions and four-player survival missions, as well as a Raid that will arrive later in the weeks post-launch.
After players have downloaded the version 1.1 of Ghost Of Tsushima on 16 October 2020, they will have to head to the PlayStation Store to download Ghost Of Tsushima Legends. It’s important to note that PlayStation Plus is required to actually play it.
In version 1.1. of the game, a new character named Gyozen the Storyteller will appear at various towns and locations in Tsushima. He is the author and gatekeeper of the stories contained in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.
Speaking to Gyozen will give players access to the Ghost Of Tsushima Legends lobby, but they can also get there directly from the title menu or the pause menu, or even by accepting a PSN invitation from a friend.
Ghost Of Tsushima Legends Classes
In Ghost Of Tsushima Legends, players will be able to pick between one of four classes. Each one has its own unique advantages. After a short tutorial at the beginning of the game, players can choose which class they want to unlock first. As they rank up, they will unlock each of the remaining three classes.
In addition to each starting with their own unique ability, each class can also unlock an alternate ability as you progress, as well as earning class-specific Charms and ranged weapons.
While playing with friends, players can mix and match classes, whether it’s a party of four all playing the same class or everyone playing as a different class.
Samurai players can run straight toward combat and stay there, sustaining their health while chopping enemies down left and right. When you’re overwhelmed, use the Hachiman’s Fury ultimate attack to slash through enemies in a flurry of strikes.
As a Hunter, you can stand on the edge of combat and snipe enemies before they even see you. You can also use explosive arrows to slow down groups, and when the combat gets really fierce, the Eye of Uchitsune ultimate attack will unleash multiple arrows straight at your enemies’ heads.
Ronin players can revive their entire team with the Breath of Izanami ultimate ability. You might play Ronin because you want to help your human friends… or you might do it because the Ronin class is also able to summon a Spirit Dog. (And yes, you can ABSOLUTELY pet your Spirit Dog!)
If you prefer doing massive damage with a single attack, you’ll love the Assassin. The Shadow Strike ultimate attack will allow you to teleport across the battlefield and directly strike your enemies. If that’s not intimidating enough, wait until you see the terrifying masks the Assassin gets to wear!
Ghost Of Tsushima Legends Story Missions are designed for two players, and take you through Gyozen’s stories about what’s really happening in Tsushima. When you unlock higher difficulties, you’ll face new encounters, tougher enemies, bonus objectives, and greater rewards.
In Survival, you can team up with three other players to fight off waves of enemies while defending different locations in Tsushima. You and your team can activate blessings to help yourselves, like “ignite enemies” or “summon a Spirit Bear.” The longer you survive and the more bonus objectives you complete, the more rewards you’ll earn.
You’ll need all your skill, top-tier gear, and a great 4-player team to be able to survive in Iyo’s realm. The Raid is an epic three-part adventure that will require excellent teamwork and communication to overcome. It will be released in the weeks following the launch of Ghost Of Tsushima Legends.
New Game Plus
If you’ve already beaten Ghost Of Tsushima, you’ll find the option to re-embark on Jin’s Journey in New Game+. You’ll start New Game+ from the release to the open world, shortly after Jin’s initial confrontation with the Khan.
You’ll keep all of the Techniques, Gear, and Vanity items obtained in a previous playthrough, and difficulty will be increased to provide a new challenge (but you can still adjust it down in the menu).
You’ll also find yourself with a brand new New Game+ horse, which features a vibrant red mane and unique saddle. There are also new and extremely powerful Charms available that can help Jin unleash devastating attacks and may change the way you play.
You’ll also be able to unlock an additional upgrade for your sword, bow, and armor.
Trophy hunters will appreciate the new Trophies for playing Ghost Of Tsushima on New Game+, which will appear in a separate section of your Trophy list and do not count toward Ghost Of Tsushima’s Platinum Trophy.
Exclusively in New Game+, players will also be able to earn a new type of flower: the Ghost Flower. This new type of flower can only be earned in New Game+ and is accepted by a mysterious new merchant that you’ll find in Ariake.
If you complete a Tale or activity and already have the reward, you’ll earn Ghost Flowers in its place, so even if you’ve completed JIn’s journey before, it’s still exciting to explore Tsushima once again to collect as many Ghost Flowers as you can.
You can exchange these flowers for new armour dyes and other vanity gear only found in New Game+, featuring much more elaborate designs than those found in your first playthrough.
The merchant will also offer an array of powerful new Charms intended to create new combat experiences, empower existing playstyles, and allow you to customize your experience for even greater challenges.
Once you’ve installed version 1.1, you’ll now find the option to enable Armor Loadouts, which allow you to assign all Charms and vanity items to each armour set to quickly swap between load-outs to match your playstyle and roleplaying preferences.
Last but not least, your total play time will be displayed when you select a saved game file to load, and new options have been added to Photo Mode.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below: