Announced earlier this month, the expansion sees protagonist Jin travelling to the island to battle a Mongol tribe led by a shaman known as ‘the Eagle’.
“As both a khatun and a shaman, she is not only a conqueror of nations, but a shepherd of souls,” Patrick Downs, senior writer at Sucker Punch Productions, wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “And the danger she presents to Jin and his people is unlike any they have faced.”
He added: “Our semi-fictional version of Iki Island provides a stark contrast to Tsushima. It is a wild, lawless land of raiders and criminals, scarred by memories of war, and fiercely independent; the samurai have not been in control there for decades.
“Skilled though he is, Jin can’t take on the Mongols alone. He will have to work with—or around—a coterie of unsavory characters to take the fight to the Eagle.”
Save data will be transferrable between the PS4 and PS5 versions of Ghost of Tsushima.
Existing Ghost of Tsushima owners can upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS4 for $19.99, or upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS5 for $29.99.
Players who purchase Director’s Cut for PS4 will also be able to upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS5 at any time for $9.99.
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut has a number of PS5 exclusive features including visual and audio enhancements, support for DualSense’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, and lip sync for Japanese voice over during cutscenes on Iki Island.