Sony and developer, Sucker Punch has announced Wednesday that Ghost of Tsushima’s multiplayer mode, Legends, will get some new free content and a standalone release. The standalone release will be available on September 3rd for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 on both PS4 and PS5.
Rivals, a big new 2v2 mode will be introduced to Legends the same day. A senior game designer at Sucker Punch, Darren Bridges described it in a blog:
“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!”Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ new Rivals mode. Image: Sony
According to Bridges, Rivals, Legends will also get a Gear Mastery system to further kit out your gear.
“Players who’ve earned 110-level gear will now be able to bind it to a class and activate “Mastery Challenges.” This will allow a piece of gear’s Ki level to be upgraded to 120 and eventually unlock a second perk slot! As you activate Mastery Challenges, you can also unlock a new Ability and new Techniques for each class.”
Sucker Punch is also launching an update to Legends on August 20th, the same day as the release of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, that includes rebalancing Survival mode. And the developer is promising that Legends will receive a “new piece of content each week from September 10th through October 1st,” including a new map for Rivals.
To play the Ghost of Tsushima single-player campaign, pick up the standalone Legends for $40 / €50 /£44 on PS4 or $50 / €60 / £54 on PS5 and upgrade to Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut which includes a new island to explore and more animals to pet.