As detailed on the PlayStation Blog today, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be a pretty big departure from the core game. You won’t be playing through the game’s story mode in Legends, so it sounds like that will remain a purely single-player affair. It seems what you’ll be doing in Legends ultimately depends on how many players are in your party.
With just two players, you and a friend will be taking on a series of co-op story missions that escalate in difficulty. Sucker Punch says these missions build “on the foundation of combat from the single-player campaign but with new megical twists that often require careful synchronization with your partner.”
Toss two more players into the mix and your party of four will be facing a series of wave-based survival missions. Shortly after Legends launches, Sucker Punch will be adding a four-player raid to the game as well, which will be “sending you and your partners to an entirely new realm to challenge a brutal, terrifying enemy.”
There will be four classes to pick from in all, including the Samurai, Hunter, Assassin, and Ronin. Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be a free download available for all owners of the game. We don’t have a release date for the update yet, but Sony and Sucker Punch say it will be arriving sometime this fall.