Almost a month ago we were treated to Sucker Punch’s latest title in Ghost of Tsushima. The game was received well by most fans and critics, not to mention it’s officially Sony’s fastest-selling new IP, the only way to describe this game was a complete success on all levels.
What’s coming in the future for Ghost of Tsushima is something I don’t think anyone expected. Sucker Punch & PlayStation announced today that Ghost of Tsushima will be getting FREE Co-op multiplayer later this Fall called Legends.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Senior Game Designer of Sucker Punch, Darren Bridges further explained more in-depth what exactly Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be.
Sucker Punch Senior Game Designer, Darren BridgesLegends is an entirely new experience — it’s a separate mode that doesn’t follow Jin or the companions from his journey, but instead focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima. Ghost of Tsushima’s single-player campaign focuses on an open world and exploring the natural beauty of the island, but Legends is haunting and fantastical, with locations and enemies inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology and an emphasis on cooperative combat and action.
We designed Legends to be an exclusively cooperative gameplay experience. You’ll be able to partner up with friends or via online matchmaking and play Legends in groups of 2-4 players. Each player can choose from one of four different character classes: the Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin. Each class has unique advantages and abilities that we’ll reveal in the future.
With two players in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, you’ll be able to play a series of co-op Story missions that escalate in difficulty, building on the foundation of combat from the single-player campaign but with new magical twists that often require careful synchronization with your partner.
With four players, you’ll be able to take on wave-based Survival missions, fighting groups of the toughest enemies Tsushima has to offer, Including new Oni enemies with supernatural abilities.
If you can best the Story and Survival missions, you may be confident enough to take on the four-player Raid that will arrive shortly after the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, sending you and your partners to an entirely new realm to challenge a brutal, terrifying enemy.
In addition to the blog post also came a minute and a half announcement trailer which you can view below.
This is interesting for a couple of reasons, the main ones being that absolutely no one expected Ghost to get multiplayer content. Sucker Punch isn’t known for multiplayer, they’ve never even had a multiplayer game before at all. It’s something different from a studio most including myself have an appreciation for.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends releases in Fall 2020 on PlayStation 4.