3w ago - Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa posted up a video today spotlighting The Sounds of Soul Sacrifice, inviting fans to get the soundtrack on PSN today.
To quote: Hi, everyone! We hope you are all enjoying Soul Sacrifice!
We've been talking about the music of Soul Sacrifice for quite a while. Many of you have asked if the soundtrack will be available for purchase. Good news: the Soul Sacrifice Original Soundtrack will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 3 PSN Store today! The album boasts 32 masterfully composed and orchestrated tracks, and will be available for $9.99.
Fantasy becomes reality in the soundtrack to Soul Sacrifice! World-renowned composers Yasunori Mitsuda and Wataru Hokoyama bring this legendary score to life with 32 riveting musical compositions.
Recorded at the state of the art Skywalker Sound, this soundtrack also features a myriad of world class instrumentalists comprised of a 94-piece orchestra and 25-voice choir, making history as one of the largest recording sessions ever for a video game. Check out the full-length behind the scenes video at the top of this post to see how the music of Soul Sacrifice came together.
Comments from Inafune-san:
"The music was created by the two accomplished composers who are capable of putting together...
34w ago - Plastic Studios Game Director Michal Staniszewski has unveiled a video spotlighting Datura's Hidden Meaning, and has confirmed the free soundtrack hits PSN today.
To quote: It's been a while since we launched Datura exclusively on PSN, and lately I've been wondering if anyone had deciphered the true meaning of the game.
In many interviews with the press, I've said that Datura is open for interpretation and that it depicts visions of what happens after you die.
This was true, but I never spoke about the deeper layer of interpretation that connects the scenes. Every madness has its explanation, and Datura is no exception.
Reading through the reviews I found that many people got lost in the forest and the fog that surrounds it. Overwhelmed by the decisions and their consequences, it became difficult to recognize the small details that we scattered throughout the storyline. On the surface, Datura can seem random but there is a connection that ties it all together.
For every game there's always a small group of players that demands a challenge. Most often it's represented with an increased difficulty curve, thus it's attached directly to the gameplay.
But sometimes the challenge concerns the content, and that's why I decided to look at fan...
51w ago - FuturLab Managing Director James Marsden has shared some video footage today spotlighting the soundtrack story details of Velocity for PSN.
To quote: Our new game Velocity has been out for a couple of weeks now, and we're delighted with the reception.
We've had superb reviews, so today I'm going to reveal how Velocity's soundtrack came to be, and how it's absolutely essential that you don't give up on something you believe in, ever.
When I was little (7 or 8), I used to tinker on the piano. I couldn't read music, but I could work out how to play a tune after hearing it a couple of times. I used to practice and practice until I had it mastered. I spent a good deal of my younger years messing about with toy keyboards, writing little songs and playing them to people.
However, in secondary school, I infuriated my music teacher because she was trying to skim through many different practical exercises, and all I wanted to do was get the first exercise mastered.
When she mentioned that I was disrupting the class to my parents, I became very insecure about it, and ultimately stopped doing it, deciding that I was actually no good at music after all.
56w ago - Starhawk Score Producer Matt Levine has posted up a video today spotlighting how to create an epic soundtrack for PS3 titles.
To quote: When Lightbox Interactive's President Dylan Jobe came to us to discuss the musical score for Starhawk, he had one of the best quotes I've ever heard from a game director:
"The music should not simulate combat; it should remind you what you're fighting for."
It is rare for so many things to come together on a project, but Starhawk has proven to be a perfect storm for creating a truly inspirational score. With a great story, a visionary developer, a brilliant composer, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, and a fantastic collection of soloists, we knew that this score would be something really special.
Chris Lennertz's score is bursting with character and memorable themes. Lyrical melodies soar through the orchestra, juxtaposed against feral percussion, gritty guitars, ethnic vocals and an eclectic mix of exotic wind instruments, each contributing to a score that is as memorable as it is unique.
At its core, the story is a classic western tale of two brothers torn apart by a tragic event....
84w ago - HandCircus founder Simon Oliver has shared a video today containing the Okabu soundtrack, and announced that the game is floating to PSN tomorrow!
To quote: Since we started development, a lot of people have commented on how much they love the music of Okabu, created by our very talented partners at Resonate.
Liam and the Resonate team have blown us away with what they've managed to create, and they've made a behind-the-scenes video to give you a bit of background. I'll let Music Director Liam Paton explain in his own words!
With the release of Okabu almost upon us, we wanted to share a short film that documents our last 12 months working on the soundtrack to the game. It has been such a great project to work on and hopefully the footage captures the fun that we had along the way.
Meeting and working with an amazingly talented group of musicians, learning to play the Kalimba properly and working out how to record six-feet wide Marimbas have been just some of the highlights of the year. It feels like a long time ago since Simon first showed us that early build of Okabu last October and it's really exciting to know that people will soon be playing the results...