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Ghost of Tsushima version 1.1 will let you pet dogs

Published: 22:48, 08 October 2020
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Lord Jin Sakai pets the dog in Ghost of Tsushima, PS4
Dogs get love in version 1.1 of Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima, the beautiful photo-mode simulator, created by Sony's 1st party game studio, Sucker Punch, is getting a very cool feature in the upcoming title update.

   Even the samurai needs a companion, and what's the best companion than a dog? Well, the good people at Sucker Punch are well aware of that, of course, and they plan to put a little smile on Jin's face (and ours!) with the next patch.

In a very exciting upcoming patch for Wind of Tsushima, version 1.1, Lord Sakai will be able to equip a Charm of Canine Recruitment that allows him to pet dogs and then recruit them to his side as allies. Well, there's a catch, of course. 

Well, it turns out that good people at Sucker Puch are NOT that good, as you'll be able to equip the said Charm only in New Game+. Why? Why would they do that?

So, yeah. Little dogos will just stare at you with their puppy eyes, and you won't be able to pet them in your first playthrough.

Sony Ghost of Tsushima: Legends screenshot showing four characters Ghost of Tsushima: Legends

The other, less important addition with patch 1.1, is the game mode called Legends, which is a co-op mode for two or four players, and you'll be able to pet dogs there too. Well, the spirit dogs at least. Nothing strange there.

Version 1.1 also adds new powerful charms, a new horse, and a new merchant who sells exclusive dyes and vanity items to New Game+. 

In the weeks following launch, a multiplayer raid will release for those interested in a new challenge. The update to version 1.1 is set to arrive on October 16.

(Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. Featuring an open world, it follows a samurai on a quest to protect Tsushima Island during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. The game was released on July 17, 2020. Ghost of Tsushima received praise for its visuals and combat but was criticized for its open-world activities.)

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