Watch: New ‘Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ artwork revealed [video]

Details about an upcoming Ghost of Tsushima: Legends DLC (Downloadable Content) was revealed in a new art book, titled The Art of Ghost of Tsushima.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends

New Legends DLC details

Fans who have been receiving copies of the book shared a few extra details found in the book, such as a new character called Storyteller. The character is “an all-seeing and all-knowing masked traveller”.

In addition, the artbook refers to the landscape in Legends as “a more dream-like quality” than the main game, with “exaggerated features and a different colour palette” inspired by ancient Japanese woodblock prints.

One fan, TheSushisquire, also showed off a masked warrior who transforms into a beast, giving us some insight into what Ghost of Tsushima: Legends bosses and other enemies might look like.

Watch: Ghost of Tsushima Legends artbook reveal

TheSushisquire also showcases the currencies, resources and the Games menu, which is red to match the details showcased in the recent Ghost of Tsushima: Legends announcement trailer.

While the date has not yet been confirmed, retailers are announcing a “fall release” (American climate) meaning we could expect a release at some point between September and December 2020.

Ghost of Tsushima: Legends – What you need to know

An ‘entirely new experience’

According to Darren Bridges, Senior Game Designer at Sucker Punch Productions, Legends “is an entirely new experience” as it will be a separate mode “that doesn’t follow Jin or the companions from his journey”.

Instead, the focus of Legends will be on four warriors “who have been built up as legends in stories told by the people of Tsushima”. I’m assuming that would include the Legend of Tadayori?

While the single-player campaign is set in a vast open-world that you get to explore through Jin Sakai’s adventurous, travels and battles, Legends will focus on the “locations and enemies inspired by Japanese folk tales and mythology”.

Watch: Ghost of Tsushima: Legends announcement trailer

Disclaimer: This video carries a Mature 17+ M-ESRB Rating for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language and Partial Nudity.

Four-player raid

Rumour has it that if you can complete the Story and Survival missions (and make it through in one piece), you should be able to take on the four-player Raid which will “arrive shortly after the launch of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends“.

Challenge accepted! Bridges said it has been “so rewarding to see the amazing reactions from players online”. The developers have been watching “so many playthrough streams”, he adds.

“We’re happy to offer this mode completely free to Ghost of Tsushima owners as a thank you to our players, and we look forward to hearing what you think. We’ll have much more to share on Legends as we get closer to launch”.

Also read – Samurai love letter: Losing my heart to ‘Ghost of Tsushima’ [review]

Ghost of Tsushima: Watch the voice actors panel

In other news, the voice-over actors from Sucker Punch Production’s masterpiece Ghost of Tsushima will talk about their part in the award-winning games in the September edition of East West Wednesday.

Voice actors panel live stream

The panel will be hosted by Tim Dang, who will be chatting to some of the voice actors from Ghost of Tsushima, including Daisuke Tsuji, François Chau, Lauren Tom, among others.

The stream will go live at 17:00 Pacific Time (PT), or 2:00 on Thursday 17 September 2020, South African Standard Time (SAST).

Watch: Ghost of Tsushima Voice Actors panel

Ghost of Tsushima voice actors panel cast

  • Daisuke Tsuji – also known for The Man in High Castle and Blacklist – as Jin Sakai and Young Jin
  • François Chau – also known for Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey and The Expanse – as Sensei Ishikawa
  • Lauren Tom – also known for Supernatural and Disenchantment – as Lady Masako Adachi
  • Karen Huie – also known for This is Us and Scissor Seven – as Yuriko
  • Feodor Chin – also known for Bulge Bracket and Big Little Lies – as Harunobu Adachi and Yamato
  • Michelle Wong – also known for Rizzoli & Isles and Scandal – as additional characters

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