When it hits the PS4 it’ll be free, coupled with version 1.1, which also ushers in the long-awaited New Game+ mode. Sony says that the idea of Legends’ co-op functionality went hand and hand with the motif of “warriors standing together, ready to fight as a team” from old samurai cinema. Legends will be playable in both “story mission” form for up to two players, as well as a four-player survival mode. Sony is also teasing a “raid” in the “weeks following launch,” that’s described as an “epic three-part adventure that will require excellent teamwork and communication.”
Accessing the mode is as easy as talking to a new NPC: Gyozen the Storyteller. From there, you’ll select a Legends-specific character and class up, just like a classic RPG. There’s Samurai (sustained melee), Hunter (ranged), Ronin (support) and assassin (burst melee damage). Cosmetics are confirmed and are “all unlocked through gameplay without any microtransactions.” New Game+ teases a new Ghost Flower item, which can be given to another new NPC for extra armor dyes and vanity gear exclusive to New Game+.
Honestly, Ghost felt complete as-is, but this is really taking the cake. A free raid? I’m so in. This is the sort of stuff that live-service games often fumble with: but as free DLC for a premium title, it feels like a welcome extra.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends and New Game+ out October 16 [PlayStation Blog]