Ghost of Tsushima's first DLC arrives as part of the game's recently announced Director's Cut, one of many pieces of new content set to hit the game in this new, expanded edition. The DLC will take Ghost of Tsushima protagonist Jin Sakai to Iki Island, another island the Mongols invaded around the same time they invaded Tsushima. Here's what we know so far about what the new island will include.
Ghost of Tsushima DLC: What Will it Entail?
As part of the Director's Cut, the Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island DLC will launch Aug. 20. It will only be accessible via a Director's Cut purchase, but players who bought the game previously will get the opportunity to upgrade to the Director's Cut from the PlayStation 4 version for $20 rather than pay the full price of the game a second time. If they want to upgrade from the PS4 version to the PS5 Director's Cut, that will run them $30.
Those who bought the PlayStation 5 version will need to spend $10 for the upgrade, as it also includes several PS5-exclusive features.
In a PlayStation Blog post, Sucker Punch Productions communications manager Andrew Goldfarb said Jin would travel to Iki Island to investigate rumors of a Mongol invasion on the island.
"But soon," Goldfarb wrote, "he finds himself caught up in events with deeply personal stakes that will force him to relive some traumatic moments from his past."
"We’ll have more to share about the story of Iki soon, but today we can confirm that beyond a whole new story and new characters, this new island also features tons of new content including brand new environments to explore, new armor for Jin as well as his horse, new mini-games, new techniques, new enemy types, and much more."
Players will gain access to Iki starting in Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima's story.
In terms of rumors about the expansion, a Reddit user claiming to have performed quality assurance on the Iki Island expansion posted on a subreddit dedicated to it relayed several details they say will appear in the game.
The user, u/QualityAssuranceTest, said the new island was about the size of the southernmost portion of Tsushima. It adds new animals such as leopards, squirrels and monkeys, and is home to a volcano.
QualityAssuranceTest also said the expansion took them around 15-20 hours to complete.
These claims should be taken with a grain of salt, as the supposed leaker provided no proof of their claims.