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Ghost of Tsushima takes gamers on a virtual journey across the scorched countrysides of feudal Japan as Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai on the island of Tsushima after a Mongolian invasion devastated the island.

Ghost of Tsushima takes gamers on a virtual journey across the scorched countrysides of feudal Japan as Jin Sakai, one of the last remaining samurai on the island of Tsushima after a Mongolian invasion devastated the island.

A majority of the game’s 25- to 30-hour main plot sees Jin on a quest to defeat the Mongol warlord Khotun Khan and liberate his home, but at the same time, the samurai undergoes an internal struggle that culminates with a twist ending. This emotional struggle was the main allure for award-winning musician to co-compose Ghost of Tsushima’s , along with fellow composer . What was it like writing the music for that sucker punch ending twist?

Heavy endgame spoilers for Ghost of Tsushima follow. Read at your own discretion.

“Ghost of Tsushima is the story of a young man who is in a state of emotional conflict,” Eshkeri tells Inverse. “Jin was raised to live by the samurai moral code of honor, but to save the people he loves he needs to go against that code. So he’s in an emotional crisis the whole way through the game. That bit right there is what drew me in.”

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