Update: Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be free to players who own the PS4 exclusive, and the developers have confirmed to IGN it will not feature microtransactions of any kind.
When reached for comment, developer Sucker Punch confirmed via a PlayStation representative that “There are no microtransactions in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and we have absolutely no plans to add them. All of the content is unlocked through play.”
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Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, a free online co-op mode, will be available to owners of the PS4 exclusive in Fall 2020.
Legends is a new experience, and doesn’t feature Jin Sakai or his companions, but “instead focuses on four warriors who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima.
While Ghost of Tsushima’s single-player campaign focuses on “an open world and exploring the natural beauty of the island,” this new co-op mode is “haunting and fantastical, with locations and enemies inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology and an emphasis on cooperative combat and action.”
Legends will be exclusively co-op, and it can be played with friends or via online matchmaking in groups of 2-4 players. There will also be four different classes – the Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin – and each one will have unique advantages and abilities that will be revealed in the future.
With two players, you will be able to play a series of co-op Story missions that will increase in difficulty, and will build on the foundation of Ghost of Tsushima’s gameplay with new magical twists that often need you to be in sync with your partner.
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With four players, you will be able to take on wave-based Survival missions, and you and your team will need to work together to take on the toughest enemies Tsushima has to offer, in addition to new Oni enemies with supernatural abilities.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will also feature a four-player Raid that will arrive shortly after the launch of this new mode, and it will send “you and your partners to an entirely new realm to challenge a brutal, terrifying enemy.”
For more on Ghost of Tsushima, which was July 2020’s best-selling game, check out our review, how the game’s weather will change based on your playstyle, and how Tsushima’s island itself changed during development.
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