Ghost of Tsushima Legends standalone release coming next month

Ghost of TsushimaLegend’s multiplayer update was far more successful than Sucker Punch Productions ever predicted, and a standalone version is now coming Ghost of Tsushima: Legends released next month. Those who already own Ghost of Tsushima will also benefit from major updates to be released later this month, including a new Rivals game mode and a Gear Mastery system.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends coming as a standalone version on September 3rd and will cost $19.99 whether players buy it on PS4 or PS5. Players of the standalone version and those who own the main game can play together, and PS4 and PS5 players can also team up in co-op via crossplay. The only content that will be missing in the standalone version will be the costumes that can only be unlocked by playing the game’s campaign in single-player, but everything else will be the same. Those who decide they want to upgrade to Director’s Cut after that you can do it for $40 on PS4 or $50 on PS5.

Those who already own the game will receive updates to Legends mode on August 20, when Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut release. The first of these will be a smaller update that adds “changes based on community feedback”. These include changes to Survival mode to reduce the amount of time it takes for a single session, new weekly Survival Nightmare challenge variants, and more cosmetics.

The first major update will arrive on September 3 and will add the Rivals game mode and the Gear Mastery system. In Rivals, two teams of two players compete against each other as they attempt to defeat waves of enemies. Each defeated enemy gives your team Magatama which can be used to disrupt the other team. This can be through Shades to block their purchases, Curses, and Hwacha fire, among other devious tactics. After a team spends enough Magatama, the Final Stand waves are unlocked. The first team to complete the waves of the Final Stand is the winner.

Meanwhile, the Gear Mastery system expands the progression system and rewards. Those who have reached a gear level of 110 can tie it to a class to trigger Mastery Challenges. Completing these will increase the gear to level 120 and unlock a second perk slot, new skill and technique for each class.

Finally, minor updates will add a new Rivals map and Survival maps “inspired by Iki Island and Iyo’s Empire.” There will also be a new raid called Trials of Iyo, a harder version of last year’s raid. All of these updates will be added between September 10 and October 1.

[Source: PlayStation blog]