In a move reflective of its name, Sucker Punch has hit us from nowhere, revealing an upcoming co-op mode for the studios’ GOTY-contender, Ghost of Tsushima. In a post over on the official Playstation Blog, Sucker Punch Senior Game Designer, Darren Bridges, has gone into detail on what players can expect from Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, which will be available for free later this year on PlayStation 4.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a two to four-player co-op experience, separate from the game’s primary story mode (hey, that’s us!), that explores the myths and fables shared by storytellers throughout Tsushima. Similar to some of the more recent Assassin’s Creed DLC packs, Legends will be more fantastical than Jin’s standard journey, delving into the rich mythology of Japan. Though only teased in the trailer, Legends will introduce many new locations and enemies – such as the fearsome Oni – across story missions that will gradually increase in difficulty.
To take down these new supernatural threats, players will be able to select from four different character classes: Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin. Sucker Punch did not go into too much detail regarding these classes but did confirm that each will come with its own unique abilities and skills.
On top of the additional story missions, Legends will also introduce a wave-based Survival mode and four-player Raids in which you and your squad will travel to an entirely new realm to take down a brutal new threat.
This DLC will help cap off a monstrous year for the new Sony IP, which recently became the highest selling first-party PS4 game in Japan and may just be the highest-rated game of this current generation (comparative to the number of reviews). It also has a photo mode I just cannot shut up about.
Ghost of Tsushima is currently available on PS4, but Legends does not yet have a locked-in release date. I imagine we will be finding out a lot more about this mystical new journey in the months to come and let’s hope that includes more creatures of Japanese lore!
I just really want to be able to steal a Kappa’s cucumber.