The Ghost of Tsushima soundtrack can be pre-ordered now. In a new update via the Playstation blog, Ilan Eshkeri, and Shigeru “Ume” Umebayashi gave insights into the soundtrack, as well as providing two previews via Soundcloud.
The score for the game – which is also set for release this month – is described as “a powerful, evocative score that brings to life the world of 13th century Tsushima and Jin’s difficult path from samurai to Ghost.”
Speaking about the game’s soundtrack, Ilan Eshkeri explained in the blog post that, “Jin’s theme, The Way of the Ghost, was one of the very first pieces I wrote. While some of my first sketches evolved, this theme really stuck. It’s all about how the people of Tsushima see him.”
Ilan expanded on Jin’s character being caught in a “deep emotional conflict”, which Ilan states is what “drew me to Ghost.” Ume further explained that the music was inspired by “Japan’s nature, climate, traditional lifestyle, and classical Japanese music.”
Recording for the soundtrack is described as a “global undertaking, combining input from the composers, Sucker Punch and PlayStation’s internal music department.”