Sony has announced Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, a new online co-op multiplayer mode free for Ghost of Tsushima owners due out on PlayStation 4 in the autumn of 2020.
"Legends is an entirely new experience," Darren Bridges, senior game producer at Sucker Punch wrote in a post on the PlayStation Blog. "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 synchronisation 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."
It's worth noting an internet connection and active PS Plus membership is required for online multiplayer in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. Bridges said Sucker Punch will share more on Legends, including details on character classes, closer to launch.
Sony's blog post mentions PS4 only, but already fans are speculating Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will also be available to play on PlayStation 5 when it launches later in 2020.