Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is getting a standalone release and new Rivals mode


Add a little competition to your cooperation

Ghost of Tsushima has a Director’s Cut on the way, but it’s not just the single-player side getting an update. Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, the samurai game’s multiplayer component, is also getting some updates, including a standalone release.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends went live back in October, after the launch of Ghost of Tsushima, adding a co-op multiplayer mode to the game. It turned out to be a bit of a hit, or at least a draw for people even if they didn’t like the single-player side of Ghost of Tsushima.

Today, Sony and Sucker Punch announced that Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will be getting its own standalone release, separate from Jin Sakai’s adventure. The standalone Legends will be available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 for $19.99, and with the exception of some cosmetics that can only be unlocked through single-player, it will be the same version of the game that Ghost of Tsushima owners will have.

Legends standalone buyers will be able to upgrade to the Director’s Cut of Ghost of Tsushima later on as well, for a price of $40 for the PS4 version or $50 for the PS5 version. The standalone version will launch on Sept. 3, alongside the new Rivals mode.

Rivals is the new competitive mode, where two teams compete to defeat waves of enemies and collect Magatama to spend on harming the other team. It’s a little like the old Warcraft III custom maps, where two teams compete in PvE fights while also sending hazards and challenges to the other team, trying to be the last one standing.

There will also be a new Gear Mastery system, requested features from the Legends community that will start rolling out on Aug. 20, and weekly content from Sept. 10 through Oct. 1. This includes a new Rivals map, Survival maps inspired by the Iki Island expansion, and the Trials of Iyo. Check out the PlayStation blog posted today for more details.

Between the expansion and the new Legends content, there’s a lot of Ghost of Tsushima in store for the future. The Legends content will start rolling out over the coming weeks leading up to the Sept. 3 date, while Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut arrives on Aug. 20, 2021.