What a year it’s been! As Ghost of Tsushima’s first anniversary approaches, we are so grateful for the outpouring of love you have sent us since launch. It means so much to see how Jin’s story resonated with all of you, and we feel incredibly lucky to have such dedicated and supportive fans.
We’ve thought a lot about how to expand Jin’s story, and we’ve also spent the past year reviewing all of your comments on how we might improve the Ghost of Tsushima game experience. We’ve been working hard on a brand new edition of the game, which not only includes a new chapter in Jin’s journey, but also new updates that are a direct response to some of the community’s most requested features.
We are happy to announce that on August 20 we will be releasing Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cup on PS5 and PS4 consoles. This new edition not only contains the original game and every additional piece of content we’ve sold to date, but a whole new adventure for Jin as well as a bunch of new features we’re excited to reveal.
This is the island
If you are a history buff, you may know that in addition to Tsushima, the neighboring island of Iki was also overrun during this time. Today, we’re excited to reveal that a brand new chapter in Jin’s journey is coming and taking place on Iki. In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors of a Mongol presence. But very quickly, he finds himself caught up in events with deeply personal issues that will force him to relive traumatic moments from his past.
We’ll have more to share about Iki’s story soon, but today we can confirm that beyond a brand new story and new characters, this new island also features tons of new content, including new environments to explore, new armor for Jin as and his horse, new mini-games, new techniques, new enemy types and much more. There are even new animals to pet!
On both platforms, Director’s Cut will also feature new unlockable trophies for new Iki content.
Breathtaking views of Iki Island
PS5 Exclusive Features
While Director’s Cut players on PS4 and PS5 will be able to experience Iki Island content, PlayStation 5 players will have access to a few additional new features.
We’ve heard your comments about the lack of Japanese lip sync in the original version of Ghost of Tsushima, and it’s something we’ve been working hard to fix in this new version. Thanks to the PS5’s ability to render cutscenes in real time, cutscenes in Ghost of Tsushima and on Iki Island on PS5 will now offer lip-sync for the Japanese voiceover.
We’re also happy to confirm that Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and the new expansion Iki Island will all take advantage of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in the Director’s Cut. There will also be improvements to 3D audio * on PS5, along with significantly improved load times, 4K ** resolution options, and frame rates targeting 60 FPS.
Ghost of Tsushima screenshots above on PS5
Transfer your progress
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4, you can transfer your save to PS5 to pick up where you left off. For new players, new Iki Island content will be available from Ghost of Tsushima Act 2, once you travel to the Toyotama region.
Jin explores the beautiful island of Iki
Along with Director’s Cut, anyone who already owns Ghost of Tsushima will be able to download a patch with new updates. Again, many of these updates are a direct result of the constant flow of feedback you have provided us since launch, for which we are extremely grateful.
All players will receive a patch with new accessibility options for alternate controller setups, as well as the ability to activate a target lock during combat. And for the person who tweets us all the time asking for an option to hide your quiver while playing: yes, we’ll add that too!
Finally, for fans of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, we’ll be releasing some new updates as well, including a brand new mode that we’re excited to detail in the coming weeks. All updates to Ghost of Tsushima: Legends *** will be available at no additional cost to owners of any version of Ghost of Tsushima on either platform.
Pre-orders and upgrades
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cup will launch on August 20 for US $ 69.99 on PS5 and US $ 59.99 on PS4.
You will be able to pre-order digitally from PlayStation Store or physical versions from various retailers. If you pre-order from participating retailers, you will receive a mini digital soundtrack with tracks from the original Ghost of Tsushima as well as two new songs from Iki Island, and a digital art book featuring a selection of art. from Ghost of Tsushima as well as 10 new pieces of concept art from Iki Island.
Pre-order from the PS Store anytime before launch and you’ll have instant download access to the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima, so you can start experiencing the main game sooner and transfer your progress to pick up where you left off. discontinued when Director Cut launches in August.
Jin takes a break to practice his flute on Iki Island
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4:
- You can pre-order an upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS4 for $ 19.99 USD. This upgrade will be available from August 20.
From August 20:
- If you have purchased Director’s Cut PS4, you will be able to upgrade to Director’s Cut PS5 anytime for $ 9.99 USD
- You can also directly upgrade (from Ghost of Tsushima PS4) original to Director’s Cut on PS5 for $ 29.99 USD
Additional details on the upgrades will be available on PlayStation Store closer to launch.
Thanks again to everyone for making this year so special. We look forward to sharing more information about Iki Island with you soon!
* 3D audio with stereo headphones (analog or USB)
** 4K display required
*** PlayStation Plus subscription required for online multiplayer. The PlayStation Plus subscription is subject to a recurring subscription fee automatically charged until canceled. Age restrictions apply. Full conditions: play.st/PSPlusTerms