After the unannounced title was classified by the ESRB earlier this week, Sony confirmed on Thursday that Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut will be released for PlayStation 5 ($69.99) and PlayStation 4 ($59.99) on August 20.
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.
Sucker Punch Productions communications manager Andrew Goldfarb wrote on the PlayStation Blog: “If you’re a history buff, you may know that in addition to Tsushima, the neighboring island of Iki was also invaded during this time period. Today we’re excited to reveal that a whole new chapter in Jin’s journey is coming and will take place on Iki.
“In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors of a Mongol presence. But soon, 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. There are even new animals to pet!”
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut will also include several PS5 exclusive features.
“Thanks to the PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real time, cutscenes in Ghost of Tsushima and on Iki Island on PS5 will now offer lip sync for Japanese voice over,” Goldfarb said.
“We’re also happy to confirm that Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and the new Iki Island expansion will all take advantage of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in the Director’s Cut. There will also be enhancements to 3D audio on PS5, as well as drastically improved load times, 4K resolution options and framerates targeting 60 FPS.”