‘Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ price: Standalone multiplayer with new Rivals mode launches in September
Video game fans who are not too interested in diving into single-player campaigns will soon have a way to enjoy Sucker Punch’s popular action-adventure through the standalone release of “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.” It means the online multiplayer will be available to purchase separately soon with very few caveats compared to the full or the Director’s Cut versions of the game.
The base game of “Ghost of Tsushima” features a historical fiction story based on the Mongol invasion in Japan and centered around the adventure and missions of the main protagonist Jin Sakai. In late 2020, Sucker Punch introduced the online multiplayer mode called “Legends” with four available classes, including Samurai, Assassin, Hunter, and Ronin. Currently, the only way to access “Legends” is by owning the entire game. But that will change in a few weeks.
Sucker Punch senior game designer Darren Bridges confirmed in a PlayStation Blog post on Wednesday that they will be launching “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends” as a standalone title starting Friday, Sept. 3 on PS4 and PS5 for $19.99. All updates content released and to be released on the online multiplayer will be available on its standalone version. That includes the upcoming Rivals mode that goes live on the same day.
In Rivals, a pair of duo teams will be matched up against one another and they will each face hordes of enemies in waves. Every time they defeat an enemy, a duo will receive Magatama that they can then use to derail the other team’s strategy. The Magatama can be used on Shades to prevent the opposing team from making a purchase or on Curses that can drain their opponents’ health stats. An update that will shorten Survival mode matches and add new weekly Survival Nightmare challenges are also in the works for “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.”
Cross-play between PS4 and PS5 players will still be supported in the standalone “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends.” They can also play with fans who are accessing the multiplayer mode via the full version of the game.
The caveat in getting the standalone “Ghost of Tsushima: Legends” is that players will not have access to cosmetics unlocked by playing the single-player campaign. But Sucker Punch will allow them to play the full game by upgrading to the Director’s Cut for $40 on PS4 and $50 on PS5.