While Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is set to slash its way out in just two weeks, Sucker Punch Productions has not forgetten about the game’s multiplayer mode, Legends! Today, the studio announced the Ghost of Tsushima Legends standalone release for Southeast Asia, as well as more freecontent coming to the game later this year!
The new mode coming to Ghost of Tsushima Legends is called “Rivals” and will drop on September 3! This is a free update, and will include new Trophies and cosmetics, even. Check out the trailer and official description for Rivals below.
In Rivals, two teams of two will compete to defeat waves of enemies. With each defeated foe, you’ll collect Magatama that you can use to harm the other team. For example, you can spend Magatama on Shades to block your opponents’ purchases, Curses (health drain, exploding bodies, etc), Hwacha fire, and more. Once you’ve spent enough Magatama, you’ll unlock Final Stand waves. Complete these before the opposing team to win!
Alongside the release of Rivals is the new Gear Mastery system. This is a new chapter of the progression and rewards for Legends. Players who’ve earned 110-level gear will now be able to bind it to a class and activate “Mastery Challenges” that will allow a gear’s Ki level to be upgraded to 120, and eventually unlock a second perk slot! As players activate these Challenges, they will alos be able to unlock a new Ability and new Techniques for each class!
Outside of these two new additions, players can also expect smaller new features and changes based on community feedback. Survival mode has been rebalanced to shorten the session length, and there are new weekly Survival Nightmare challenge variants, too. Sucker Punch has also unlocked additional cosmetics in Legends for players who’ve earned them in Jin’s story and New Game+.
Sucker Punch has also announced that a new piece of content is being added each week from September 10 through October 1! The new content will come in the form of an additional Rivals map, new Survival maps inspired by Iki Isand and Iyo’s realm, and Trials of Iyo, a new harder difficulty version of last year’s Raid that offers challenges in bite-sized chunks as wel that offers a new set of online leaderboards.
As for the standalone release, it’ll be released digitally on the PlayStation Store for SGD 26.9 / MYR 89 / IDR 289,000 / THB 690 for both PS4 and PS5. Outside of some cosmetics that can only be unlocked by playing the single-player campaign, the Ghost of Tsushima Legends standalone release will include all teh content released previously, and will, of course, allow players who own it to play with those who own the full game. For those that buy this standalone release and want to upgrade to the full game, they can do so by upgrading to the Director’s Cut at any time for SGD 53.00 / MYR 160 / IDR 590,000 / THB 1,300 (PS4) or SGD 71.00 / MYR 210 / IDR 740,000 / THB 1,600 (PS5).
We’re definitely excited to check out where Jin’s latest adventures will take us, but I have to admit, this new content coming for Legends is very intriguing too.
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will be released this August 20 on PS4 and PS5.
Source: PlayStation Blog