A welcome and completely free DLC for one of the year’s biggest games has been announced with a Ghost of Tsushima online co-op mode titled “Legends”.
Ghost of Tsushima is the final exclusive title for the PlayStation 4 and the final title released by Sony Interactive Studios before their shift to PlayStation Studios.
Interestingly, the DLC has been released under PlayStation studios suggesting that it could see a PS5 release.
The game has been released to wide support, huge critical acclaim and excellent reviews from established online gaming websites.
Set in feudal Japan during a semi-fictionalized version of the first Mongol invasion in 1274, the game focuses on Jin Sakai as he embarks to reclaim Tsushima island from the invading Khan.
Since most Samurai on the island have been killed, Jin must utilize dishonorable techniques similar to that of the Ninja in order to succeed in his mission.
The game can be played with or without stealth and Samurai strategy such as sword-play has been excellently implemented.
The developer, Sucker Punch Productions has done an excellent job of providing an authentic Japanese and indeed Samurai feel to the game, owing much to Akira Kurosawa movies.
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The game was launched with no online features at all and minimal pre-order DLC so the announcement of a new online co-op mode is a welcome feature.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends brings an entirely new story to the game and will not feature Jin Sakai or other characters from the game.
Instead, up to four players can choose from four classes from Tsushima myth and legend as they rid the island of an ancient evil.
A more supernatural take on the lore of the game, players can choose from Ronin, Samurai, Assassin and Hunter classes.
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In wave-based missions, two to four players can battle it out against dark forces inspired by Japanese mythology such as Oni.
Each wave will increase in difficulty and careful planning with other players will be required to defeat enemy hordes.
As of yet, there aren’t any full details but it has been confirmed that character customization and class abilities will be included when the game launches.
A further “Raid” mode will also be included that will feature a new game world location.
It isn’t yet clear whether the DLC or any further DLC will add anything to the story mode of the game.
While there are already quite a few costume unlocks included in story mode, customization mostly consists of recolors for existing outfits.
Hair styles, weapons and armors would be a great addition to an already perfect game.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends release date has not yet been confirmed but is set to arrive soon.
The completely free DLC is for PlayStation 4 only and will require a PS Plus subscription.
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