PlayStation’s certainly kept this one quiet. Sucker Punch Productions announced today a new cooperative multiplayer mode heading to PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima, dubbed Legends .
In a PlayStation blog post sharing the news , Sucker Punch’s senior game designer, Darren Bridges, explains that Legends is an ‘entirely standalone experience’ separate from the base game that draws on ‘Japanese folk tales and mythology and an emphasis on cooperative combat and action.’
Legends will tap into the eerie and otherworldly side of Japanese folklore as evidenced by the trailer – something the based game touched on sporadically but didn’t delve into with much gusto. It’s a markedly darker take on Ghost of Tsushima’s pensive open-world.
Arriving in Fall 2020, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends allows players to jump in groups of two to four players via either online matchmaking or with friends.
Two-player co-op offers a series of story missions carried by the combat foundations established in Ghost of Tsushima. Four-player co-op centers of defeating waves of enemies in a range of Survival missions.
Beating both Story and Survival mission gives way to a four-player Raid mode that transports players to an entirely new realm to take on a mysterious new enemy.
Players can choose to jump as one of four character classes, each with their own set of abilities and advantages ‘who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima.’
The classes will be familiar to those who’ve bested the base game – Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, and Assassin. The press release hints at customization options but stopped short of sharing any details, though Sucker Punch has promised to share more as release approaches.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be free to all owners of the base game, although, as with most PlayStation titles, a PlayStation Plus subscription is required for online play.