Out of nowhere, Ghost of Tsushima developer, Sucker Punch, surprises everyone by announcing a new online multiplayer co-op mode for the gorgeous samurai game, weeks after they introduced Lethal difficulty and other new features. What’s more, it’s free for any Ghost owners!
Set to be released later this year, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a free downloadable content (DLC) that will be an entirely new mode and experience different from the main game, with an emphasis on co-op gameplay. Instead of Jin, Legends will follow four legendary warriors to explore a “haunting and fantastical” world inspired by Japanese folklore and myths, battling otherworldly entities and such.
After picking one of four distinctive character classes (Samurai, Hunter, Ronin and Assassin), you can team up with friends or opt for online matchmaking to embark in groups of two to four players. There are three separate segments in Legends:
- Co-op Story: For two-player parties, you can experience a new multiplayer campaign that would be familiar to those who played the base game, albeit with a magical twist that would reinvigorate the gameplay.
- Survival: This mode will pit four-player squads against waves after waves of the hardest enemies in Ghost, with new Oni supernatural enemies to ramp up the challenge.
- Raid: This mode will arrive a little later after the launch of Legends, with the only detail stating that you and your friend(s) will enter “an entirely new realm to challenge a brutal, terrifying enemy.”