In Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, you can pet not just foxes like in the original, but also other animals, including cats, monkeys, and even deer!
If you’ve played the original release, you know that there are Fox Dens that are spread throughout the island. Once you find a Fox Den, you’ll be led by a friendly fox towards an Inari Shrine. If you honor the shrine, you can get an item that gives a buff, and you can also pet the fox as a reward.
Now, in the Directors’ Cut, Jin Sakai won’t be able to find Inari Shrines and foxes to pet. Instead, there are cats, monkeys, and deer to pet.
To pet these animals, you must first find one of three sanctuaries: a Cat, Monkey, or Deer sanctuaries. There are three of each in Iki Island, and by arriving there, you are prompted to participate in a mini game.
In this mini game, you must tilt your controller to keep a dot within a certain path which symbolizes the notes that Jin plays in his flute. Once you successfully complete the mini game, you are rewarded with an item.
Of course, the biggest reward is that you can pet the animals in the sanctuary!
While there are only nine new animal sanctuaries in total in the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut expansion, you can return at any time to these shrines to pet animals some more. Yes, that means you can pet cats, monkeys, and deer whenever you want! This is unlike the fox dens where after petting them once, the fox will leave.
Ghost of Tsushima releases on August 20, 2021 for PS4 and PS5.