Today, the review embargo lifted on Sony and Sucker Punch's latest game, the open-world samurai action-adventure Ghost of Tsushima. It's a game that's effectively closing out this console generation for the PlayStation 4, as the PlayStation 5 looms just around the corner this holiday.
But it's not just the game that's out this Friday. Its soundtrack composed by Ilan Eshkeri and Shigeru Umebayashi is also out at the end of this week. Last Friday though, Milan Records celebrated the impending soundtrack release with a slim EP called Sound of the Storm - Ghost of Tsushima Soundtrack: Reimagined.
The EP, out now on digital storefronts and streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, features remixes of tracks from the Ghost of Tsushima score by the likes of dreamy lo-fi steward Tycho, Nine Inch Nails's Alessandro Cortini, electronic producer Tokimonsta, and electronic group The Glitch Mob. Of the tracks, my personal favorite is Tycho's remix of "Ghost of Kodoku." On second thought, can someone get Tycho to do a whole game soundtrack? Thank you kindly.
Ghost of Tsushima's full soundtrack is out this Friday on digital storefronts and streaming, alongside Ghost of Tsushima itself. In our review from Reviews Editor Mike Williams, we gave the open-world action-adventure a 4 / 5, writing, "Ghost of Tsushima is damned good. This isn't the game that will draw accolades and tons of discussion. (Well, except perhaps an American developer tackling such Japanese subject matter.) It's not a vast tear down and rebuild of open-world exploration, combat, or stealth action. Ghost of Tsushima is very much a monument to the design ethos of this generation, while also being a loving homage to samurai cinema." Ghost of Tsushima is out July 17 on PlayStation 4.