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Video: Drakengard 3: Making Music, NIER Composer Keiichi Okabe

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19w ago - Square Enix Senior Product Manager Sakura Minamida posted up a video today showcasing Drakengard 3 on PS3 dubbed Making Music with NIER Composer Keiichi Okabe below.

To quote: It feels like only yesterday that we announced Drakengard 3 on PS3, but in just two more weeks the game will be in your hands.

We're rolling out some of the best content yet in preparation for the launch, starting with this interview with the incredibly talented sound director of the game, Keiichi Okabe.

If you're familiar with the NIER soundtrack, widely acclaimed as one of the best game soundtracks ever created, you already know his work.





Okabe's interview is insightful and candid, as he discusses his musical group's unique approach to creating music, and even how the Drakengard 3 soundtrack will come across to fans of NIER's haunting compositions. But I won't go into too much detail, because you should watch for yourself!

Coinciding with this music-based interview, we've also updated the game's official Web site, [Register or Login to view links], which now features cuts of almost every track on the Drakengard 3 soundtrack, which is also available to purchase from the [Register or Login to view links]
 

Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us on Amazon Instant Video

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30w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli announced today that Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us is now available on Amazon Instant Video.

To quote: By now you've played The Last of Us and likely have learned more about Ellie's backstory in The Last of Us: Left Behind.

Maybe you're been wondering how we got Joel's beard to look so good or why Ellie acts like she does. We're pleased to say that Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us can provide you with some answers and that it's now available to watch for free.

If you live in North America, head over to [Register or Login to view links] now and be the first, outside of our [Register or Login to view links], to watch the full, ninety minute, in-depth look at the making of The Last of Us throughout its development.

We partnered with [Register or Login to view links] to produce the video and it's a thoughtful afterword to the game itself.

For those of you outside the US, Grounded will be coming to the PlayStation YouTube channel very soon. We're working on additional ways for you to view Grounded in its entirety, so be on the lookout for those announcements.

In the next few...
 

Sony Reveals Making The Mark of Kri, Coming to PSN Tuesday

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52w ago - The Mark of Kri Executive Producer Jonathan Beard revealed making The Mark of Kri today, which is coming to PSN this Tuesday.

To quote: Editor's Note: Beloved PS2 Classic [Register or Login to view links] will be available on PS3 via PlayStation Store next Tuesday, so we reached out to the game's Executive Producer, Jonathan Beard, to ask for some stories and insights from its development.

He responded in kind, with one of the most detailed write-ups in PlayStation.Blog history, and a bevy of heretofore unseen concept art. Enjoy.

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In the early 2000′s, I had taken over the role of studio director at SCEA San Diego, and moved from Foster City with some key members of the Blasto team. Tim Neveu who was the lead artist on [Register or Login to view links] was given the chance to produce his first game.

Tim and I had known each other for a while and shared a lot of the same interests. We often discussed classic games and were alligned on the kind of game we wanted to make - a "fantasy" game - big guy and a sword, maybe an axe.

We were both...
 

Video: Naughty Dog on The Last of Us: The Making of a Cinematic

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109w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has shared a The Last of Us video today covering the making of a cinematic below.

To quote: Yesterday at Gamescom in Germany [Register or Login to view links], the voice of Joel, and [Register or Login to view links], the voice of Ellie, took the stage with moderator Arne Meyer, Community Strategist at Naughty Dog, to talk about the cinematic process, the performances, and the creative ideas at play in The Last of Us.

Before the presentation began, our game's directors had a few words to say about the project.

In order to make everything Bruce and Neil discuss in the video a reality, the performances of Troy, Ashley, and every actor involved play a crucial role. Performance capture is a long, time-intensive process.

It involves tight mocap suits, long hours, a ton of writing and often some fortuitous ad-lib. We called attention to these performances – one of the first steps to the game's cinematic process – at our panel during San Diego Comic Con.

At Gamescom, we went deeper into the process, and now you can watch the raw mocap for the cinematic that introduced Bill, played by [Register or Login to view links].



 

Video: The Making of Sorcery for PS3: The Music Behind the Myth

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123w ago - Sony's Sorcery Creative Director Brian Upton at Santa Monica Studio has shared some video footage today spotlighting the making of Sorcery for PS3: The Music Behind the Myth!

To quote: In this installment of our "Making of Sorcery" video series, we turn our attention to the music and sound design in this upcoming PlayStation Move title.

It was very important to have a Celtic inspired score for this game, but we wanted to do something a bit unusual with Celtic music, almost stretching the use of the instruments where possible in an effort to give the world of Sorcery its own unique sound.

As you'll notice, we have drums, flutes, and other instruments that give the music somewhat of a medieval feel, but at the same time we didn't want to be limited to that.

We wanted to bring in as many other sounds as possible to create a wider palette.





The result is a fusion of traditional Celtic music with more contemporary instrumentation and sound effects that boost the feeling of immersion you get by casting spells with the PS Move controller.

Here's a look, and don't forget Sorcery will hit stores in North America on Tuesday, May 22nd!
 
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