On October 16, Sucker Punch Productions released the first update for Ghost of Tsushima, which added a new game plus mode to its single-player campaign, as well as a multiplayer expansion called Legends, where two players can team up for co-op story missions, and four players can team up for survival challenges and the newly added raid.
On Friday, Sucker Punch and Sony shared the total player count for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, revealing that over 11 million missions have been played, 141 million Oni have been defeated, 22 million spirit dogs have been summoned, and 1.3 billion enemies have been defeated. Also, they revealed that the most popular character is the Assassin, as 30% of Legends players use the class.
22.7 million Spirit Dogs summoned so far = 22.7 million dogs petted, right?
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 29, 2020
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is available now for free, and there are four character classes for players to choose from.
- Samurai – for players who want to run straight toward combat while sustaining their health and chopping down all surrounding enemies in quick fashion. If someone using this class feels overwhelmed, they can use an ability called Hachiman’s Fury, which is an ultimate attack that’ll slash through enemies with a flurry of strikes. Hunter – for players who want to snipe at long or mid-range with their bow and arrow. With this class, players will be able to use explosive arrows to slow down groups, and when things get fierce, the Eye of Uchitsune ultimate attack will unleash multiple arrows straight at your enemies’ heads. Ronin – for players who are interested in helping their teammates by being a healer, as this class has a Breath of Izanami ultimate ability, which will revive an entire downed team. Also, this class will be able to summon a spirit dog for further assistance. Assassin – for players who want to do massive damage with just one attack. With this class, players will have an ultimate ability called The Shadow Strike that will teleport you across the battlefield and directly strike your enemies.
Recently, there was a job posting for a new position at Sucker Punch which hinted at a Ghost of Tsushima sequel. Of course, even if one is in the works, it’s probably several years away from being announced. But, on Friday, we learned from Sony’s boss Jim Ryan that the game sold far-better than they thought it would, which almost certainly guarantees that a sequel is coming at some point.
“That is the fruit of not massive spending sprees, but of very, very steadily, carefully planned organic growth. Probably the best example I give… I could obviously talk about Naughty Dog, but they’ve always been making great games. But let’s talk about Ghost of Tsushima, which has been a critical delight and certainly a commercial delight to an extent that we didn’t think it would be. That speaks volumes to the work that Sucker Punch has done to build on their previous canon of work.”
New updates have been added regularly to Ghost of Tsushima, which have added new single and multiplayer content, all of which are free to add. Of course, the Legends expansion requires an active PlayStation Plus subscription.