The excellent Ghost of Tsushima is getting a multiplayer mode

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Ghost of Tsushima, the swansong to an age of excellent PS4 exclusives, took the world by samurai sword-swinging storm. It’s an excellent game, one that’s dripping with both content and sheer, unadulterated beauty. For a while now, it was assumed that the latest game by Sucker Punch Studios, much like their previous projects, was a single-player only affair. Yet it turns out that Ghost of Tsushima may have a bit more lift under its wings. While the campaign of the game is remarkably fleshed out with loads to do, it seems that the developers thought it would be cool to allow friends to mess around in their massive open world together. Enter Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, an upcoming free multiplayer update for the game.

Announced last night, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will allow a group of up to four players, each taking on the role of a unique character (Hunter, Ronin, Samurai and Assassin) as they attempt to complete a series of escalating challenges. These challenges will mostly take the form of story missions with leaps in difficulty as each is completed.

Yet there’s more to it than that. Depending on how many friends you bring along, you’ll be able to take on a Horde mode where you slaughter as many Mongols as you can hold out against and apparently, there’s even a raid coming shortly after the update drops. Once again, Ghost of Tsushima is not starved for content.

What if there are only two players though? Your other friends are off working or doing other boring adult stuff and you just can’t bear the thought of a Horde mode without them. Well, then you’re not deprived of anything as the co-op mode offers some unique gameplay in its own right. Reading off the PlayStation blog post, “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.”

It seems from the blog post that Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is leaning more into magic and mysticism than the single-player campaign, a decision that might rub some players the wrong way but has certainly rustled our jimmies in a pleasant fashion.

When Stuff played Ghost of Tsushima a few weeks back, we enjoyed it despite some of it’s more bland and grating aspects. Check out our review if you’re interested in what we thought of the game.

(Source: The Verge)

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