Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a “major free update” coming on October 16 that will enable the highly expected multiplayer mode. Today, Sucker Punch’s Senior Game Designer, Darren Bridges revealed all the details.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a brand new, online cooperative multiplayer experience that will be a free update for all Ghost of Tsushima owners. A classic element of some of our favorite samurai films is warriors standing together, ready to fight as a team. In Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, you can fight side-by-side with your friends, which is such an important part of fulfilling that samurai fantasy in a whole new way.
The update is officially called Version 1.1, the free update will arrive all Ghost of Tsushima players and will also feature new updates such as New Game+ for 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
“Once you have version 1.1, you’ll notice a new character at various towns and locations in Tsushima… Gyozen the Storyteller” Says Darren Bridges “He’s heard the rumors about the Ghost of Tsushima, but he has a different perspective about what’s actually happening in his homeland. Gyozen is the author and gatekeeper of the stories you’ll find in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and when you talk to him, he’ll be happy to share one of his transportative stories about the “Ghosts.”
Ghosts of Tsushima: Legends features four different classes, each has its own advantages. Each class will unlock alternate abilities as the player progress.
Here is a quick rundown of the new classes via Sucker Punch:
Samurai players can run straight toward combat and stay there, sustaining their health while chopping enemies down left and right. When you’re overwhelmed, use the Hachiman’s Fury ultimate attack to slash through enemies in a flurry of strikes.
As a Hunter, you can stand on the edge of combat and snipe enemies before they even see you. You can also use explosive arrows to slow down groups, and when the combat gets really fierce, the Eye of Uchitsune ultimate attack will unleash multiple arrows straight at your enemies’ heads.
Ronin players can revive their entire team with the Breath of Izanami ultimate ability. You might play Ronin because you want to help your human friends… or you might do it because the Ronin class is also able to summon a Spirit Dog. (And yes, you can ABSOLUTELY pet your Spirit Dog!)
If you prefer doing massive damage with a single attack, you’ll love the Assassin. The Shadow Strike ultimate attack will allow you to teleport across the battlefield and directly strike your enemies. If that’s not intimidating enough, wait until you see the terrifying masks the Assassin gets to wear!