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Ghost of Tsushima: Legends - New online co-op mode with 4 new heroes
By Sam Jones - 17th Aug 2020News
Up to four players can explore ancient Japan together
Sucker Punch's hit 2020 release Ghost of Tsushima has already wowed PS4 gamers with its awe-inspiring open-world setting in 13th century Japan and gripping stealth action combat - but the developer has opened another box of goodies this week by announcing a new mode.
The game is getting a 'haunting and fantastical' co-op multiplayer mode called Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, turning the attention away from protagonist Jin Sakai and focusing on four unique warriors.
Speaking on the official PlayStation Blog, Sucker Punch Production Senior Game Designer Darren Bridges said: "We designed Legends to be an exclusively co-operative 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.
He concluded: "It’s been so rewarding to see the amazing reactions from all of you as you play through Ghost of Tsushima. We’ve been watching so many of you stream your playthroughs, and can’t wait to open up this new way for all of us to play together!
"We’re happy to offer this mode completely free to Ghost of Tsushima owners as a thank you to our players, and we look forward to hearing what you think!"
The trailer gives you a quick glimpse at the four playable characters swinging into action, quite literally, in what looks set to be an exciting update for the hugely successful game. Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is due to arrive during 'Fall 2020' for PlayStation 4.