Listen to the music of Ghost of Tsushima here
Ghost of Tsushima hit PlayStation 4 this week and along with the gorgeous art of the game and its solid gameplay mechanics, the game’s original score is getting its own accolades.
Composed by Ilan Eshkeri and Shigeru Umebayashi, the game’s music is inspired by the cultural heritage of Japanese music and features a full symphonic orchestra. The Ghost of Tsushima Original Score was released on July 17 through Milan Records on all streaming platforms and digital music storefronts.
“Ghost of Tsushima is such a beautiful game set in a culture that has always fascinated me, with a powerful and compelling story,” Eshkeri said in a statement. “Everything about it touched me creatively and I learned so much on the journey. The score brings together Japanese music and instruments, with sounds I’ve performed and a symphony orchestra all led by melody. I hope together it creates an emotional world that touches you and draws you into the heart and spirit of Ghost."
“When I was composing for Ghost of Tsushima, I was inspired by Japan’s nature, climate, traditional lifestyle, and classical Japanese music,” added Umebayashi. “When players hear the music, I hope that they feel the hearts of the people of Tsushima – those who love the land, living and plowing with the natural bounties it offers, and those of the warriors who take their katanas and follow the way of the samurai.”
Listen to the entire soundtrack below: