Trek To Yomi is a Devolver Digital-published samurai slasher developed by Flying Wild Hog. The game will be launched on 5th May for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as the soundtrack.
Cody Matthew Johnson (who worked previously on Lost Soul Aside and Resident Evil 2) and Yoko Honda collaborated on the soundtrack.
Listen to ‘Dancing Blades’ below:
Referring the track, Johnson said: “Featuring a chaotic blurry whirlwind of the idiomatic Japanese instruments shamisen, biwa, and taiko drums, ‘Dancing Blades’ puts the listener in the racing heart of Trek To Yomi’s fast-paced action. The shamisen and taiko drums dance between their own separate, but complimentary, tempos and time signatures to amp up the thrill of the action.”
Earlier this week, Trek To Yomi shared an extended 16-minute gameplay video, which you can watch below:
Players assume the character of teenage swordsman Hiroki in Trek To Yomi who, “as a vow to his dying Master, is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.”
In a hands-on preview with the game, they said: “Rarely has a game ever felt so meticulously pieced together. Though I’m no expert on the films that Trek To Yomi replicates (developer Leonard Menchiari credits the game’s inspiration to legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa), I do know that from a player’s lens, the result looks fantastic.”
— Aditi Manjunath