Last October, Sucker Punch launched Ghost Of Tsushima Legends, their very first online multiplayer project as a studio, which expanded the gameplay of Ghost Of Tsushima into a supernatural world inspired by Japanese mythology. Now, they have announced what’s next for the multiplayer experience and it’s a doozy.
Ghost Of Tsushima Legends is getting a standalone version, which will cost US$19.99 on PS4 or PS5 consoles. With the exception of some cosmetics that can only be unlocked via the single-player campaign, this is the same Ghost Of Tsushima Legends content accessible by owners of Ghost Of Tsushima, so you’ll have access to the content released in 2020 in addition to everything new described above.
Oh, and you’ll still be able to play cooperatively with players who own the full version of the game.
For those who purchase the standalone release of Ghost Of Tsushima Legends, if you want the single-player experience, you’ll be able to upgrade to Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut at any time for US$40 (PS4) or US$50 (PS5).
Besides that, all Ghost Of Tsushima Legends players can look forward to Rivals, an all-new game mode coming on 3 September 2021 (including new Trophies and cosmetics).
In Ghost Of Tsushima Legends Rivals, two teams of two will compete to defeat waves of enemies. With each defeated foe, you’ll collect Magatama that you can use to harm the other team. For example, you can spend Magatama on Shades to block your opponents’ purchases, Curses (health drain, exploding bodies, etc), Hwacha fire, and more. Once you’ve spent enough Magatama, you’ll unlock Final Stand waves. Complete these before the opposing team in order to win.
At the same time Rivals launches, players will also get the new Gear Mastery system, which is a new expansion of the progression systems and rewards for Ghost Of Tsushima Legends. Players who’ve earned 110-level gear will now be able to bind it to a class and activate “Mastery Challenges.” This will allow a piece of gear’s Ki level to be upgraded to 120 and eventually unlock a second perk slot. As you activate Mastery Challenges, you can also unlock a new Ability and new Techniques for each class.
Starting on 20 August 2021, Sucker Punch will release an update that will add new features to Ghost Of Tsushima Legends, including some changes based on feedback from the community. They have rebalanced the Survival mode to shorten the session length and added new weekly Survival Nightmare challenge variants, as well as unlocked additional cosmetics for players who’ve earned them in Jin’s story and New Game+.
In addition to all of the above, the developer will also be adding a new piece of content each week from 10 September 2021 to 1 October 2021, including an additional Rivals map, new Survival maps inspired by Iki Island and Iyo’s realm, and Trials of Iyo, a new harder-difficulty version of last year’s Raid that offers challenges in bite-sized chunks, and offers a new set of online leaderboards.
Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut is slated to release for the PS4 and PS5 on 20 August 2021.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below: