In August, Sucker Punch revealed that Ghost of Tsushima will be getting a new, free online co-op multiplayer mode later this fall. Today, the developers have announced that Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be releasing next week, on October 16. Sucker Punch has also revealed new details about Legends as well as updates to the single-player campaign.
A major free update for #GhostOfTsushima launches on October 16, featuring Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, New Game+, and more. 🗡️
— Ghost of Tsushima 🎮 OUT NOW (@SuckerPunchProd) October 5, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends has you and your friends standing together, fighting side-by-side. It features two-player story missions and four-player survival missions. The story missions take you through about what’s happening in Tsushima. Survival missions has you teaming up with up to three other players fighting off waves of enemies while defending different locations in Tsushima. A Raid will be coming shortly after launch. It’s a three-part adventure that requires excellent teamwork and communication to overcome.
Players can pick from four classes: Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, Assassin. Each classes plays a little differently and come equipped with a different ultimate attack. Samurai players can run straight toward combat and stay in the thick of it, while chopping enemies down left and right. The Samurai’s ultimate attack, Hachiman’s Fury, can be used to deliver a flurry of strikes. Hunter players stand on the edge of combat and snipe enemies before they have a chance to respond. They can use explosive arrows to slow down groups. The Hunter’s ultimate attack, the Eye of Uchitsune unleashes multiple arrows straight at enemies’ heads. The Ronin class has the ability to revive the team with the Breath of Izanami ultimate ability. Ronin can also summon a Spirit Dog. The Assassin class has the ability the deal massive damage with a single attack. The Assassin’s ultimate attack, the Shadow Strike allows you to teleport across the battlefield and directly strike your enemies.
Legends will come with new cosmetics that are all unlocked through gameplay. There are no microtransactions. Gameplay progression centers around the gear you have equipped and the techniques you’ve unlocked. Greater challenges leads to greater rewards such as increasingly rare and powerful gear. New techniques are unlocked as you gain experience with each class. Players cam also use Photo mode to show off all of the new gear that you’ve acquired.
Alongside Legends, the new update coming to Ghost of Tsushima will bring new new features to the single-player campaign such as new game+, a new merchant, and more. With new game+, players will keep all of the Techniques, Gear, and Vanity Items that they have obtained in a previous playthrough. There is also a new game+ horse, which features a vibrant red mane and an unique saddle. New, extremely powerful Charms can be found that will help Jin unleash devastating attacks and can change the way you play.
You can only find the Ghost Flower Merchant in new game+. With Ghost flowers, found exclusively in new game+ as well, you can exchange them for new armor dyes and other vanity gear found only in new game+. You can also buy new charms with them. If you have already completed a Tale or activity and already have the reward, Ghost Flowers will be earned instead.
Other features coming to the single-player campaign includes the option to enable Armor Loadouts, which can be used to assign all Charms and vanity items to each armor set and quickly swap between them to match your playstyle.