What would you have on your MP3 player as the world around you burns down? Surely, R.E.M.? Well, that’s what Crackdown 2 will be packing as its soundtrack, which also includes music from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Blue Oyster Cult. They won’t be the original songs, though, but remixed versions that may very well be techno music.
The game is due out July 6 on Xbox 360.
In more music news, film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman has created the original music score for Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furons, the latest installment in the human-probing series. The game is set in the ‘70s and the score is inspired by music styles from that era, including classic film scores by Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Goldsmith and Roy Budd. It was recorded with a live symphony orchestra as well as a brass band, flute soloist and more.
“The idea for DAH3 was to continue the approach set in DAH1 and DAH2 as though I was a film composer writing in that period,” said Garry Schyman. “Of course wah wah guitar is slathered throughout because it was so ubiquitous and influential. Personally this is my favorite of the three DAH scores. I love this style of music!”
The game is due out next month on Xbox 360.
Audiophiles listen up: Sumthing Else has announced that they will release the original music score composed by Ed Lima and Duncan Watt, offering all of the music from the game in one conveniently packed CD. It is due out November 25 via retail stores and through digital download and iTunes.
The score has been composed by Ed Lima (Prey, Doom 3) and Duncan Watt (Need for Speed: ProStreet). Interestingly, no music had been featured during gameplay, but the score was composed to support the story, accompanying cut-scenes and menus in the game. It was recorded with the Filmharmonic Orchestra and Choir at the Dvorak Hall of Rudolfinum in Prague. Below is the track list:
- Main Theme
- The Story So Far
- Baker’s Dozen
- Double Time
- The First Bad News / Letters To Loved Ones
- For Matthew
- We Happy Fewer
- Eindhoven/Roadblocks/Frankie’s Choice
- Those We Lost
- Farewell Is Goodbye
Ubisoft today announced the soundtrack for Shaun White Snowboarding, a new upcoming game built around the X-Games and Olympic gold medalist Shaun White.
Apparently, his love for classic rock played a role in inspiring the final list of songs for the game. Some of the artists include Kasabian, Audioslave, Heart, Blue Oyster Cult and Bob Dylan.
Below’s the full list:
• “The Press Corpse” – Anti-Flag
• “Gasoline” – Audioslave
• “Berlin” – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
• “Weapon of Choice” – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
• “Don’t Fear the Reaper” – Blue Öyster Cult
• “Hurricane” – Bob Dylan
• “Someday Baby” – Bob Dylan
• “Acceptable in the 80s” – Calvin Harris
• “Clean My Wounds” – Corrosion of Conformity
• “Time to Fly” – Dunk
• “We Come 1” – Faithless
• “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” – Gil Scott-Heron
• “Counting the Days” – Goldfinger
• “Jump into the Fire” – Harry Nilsson
• “Barracuda” – Heart
• “The Fashion (Do or Die)” – illScarlett
• “Anna Molly” – Incubus
• “White Rabbit” – Jefferson Airplane
• “Reason Is Treason” – Kasabian
• “Stuntman” – Kasabian
• “Cult of Personality” – Living Colour
• “Working for the Weekend” – Loverboy
• “Control” – Metro Station
• “Of Moons, Birds & Monsters” – MGMT
• “Time to Pretend” – MGMT
• “Dashboard” – Modest Mouse
• “Stompbox” – Overseer
• “Rock Box” – Run DMC
• “Ill Placed Trust” – Sloan
• “Ring of Fire” – Social Distortion
• “Save Yourself” – Stabbing Westward
• “The Ballroom Blitz” – Sweet
• “Perfect Wave” – The Beautiful Unknown (Formerly Barlow)
• “Keep Loving Me” – The Draytones
• “Waiting for Go” – The Dykeenies
• “Alive & Amplified” – The Mooney Suzuki
• “Great DJ” – The Ting Tings
• “Every Inambition” – The Trews
• “Animal I Have Become” – Three Days Grace
• “Play That Funky Music” – Wild Cherry
The game is due out November 14 for PC, PS2, PSP, PS3, DS, Wii and Xbox 360.
Further hyping the upcoming Alone in the Dark game, Atari and Milan Records today announced their collaboration to release the soundtrack for the horror game on May 24. The score was composed by Olivier Deriveire and performed by world famous, Grammy Award-winning choir The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices.
“For its first release of a video game soundtrack, Milan Records is very proud to be associated with such a classic series as Alone in the Dark,” said Nick Bobetsky, VP Sales and Marketing, MILAN RECORDS. “This is an original and powerful soundtrack, which goes beyond what you would normally expect in a video game.”
The game itself will ship to stores on June 20 and June 24 in Europe and North America, respectively, for PS2, Wii, PC and Xbox 360; the PS3 version will be released sometime later this year. Below is the full track listing for the soundtrack:
- Prelude to an End
- Edward Carnby
- The Fissure
- Collapsing Floors
- The Façade
- Reception Hall
- The Humanz
- Who Am I?
- Central Park
- Crying NY
- Bethesda Fight
- Killing The Fissure
- No More Humans
- The Light Carrier Test
- Shto Li (A cappella)
- The Final Gate
- The Choice
- An End for a Prelude
Quite a few new songs have been available on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for Guitar Hero 3 since last week. The first batch of new songs is “No More Sorrow” by Linkin Park, “Pretty Handsome Awkward” by The Used and “Sleeping Giant” by Mastodon. The songs are available as a track pack for 500 Microsoft points ($6.25); there is also a free track – a cover of “We Three Kings” by Steve Ouimette.
There are also three individually released tracks – Extremoduro’s “So Payaso”, Trust’s “Antisocial” and Die Fantastischen Vier’s “Ernten Was Wir S?en” – that are selling for 200 points ($2.5) each.
The official playlist for Burnout Paradise was announced by EA earlier this week. The music features in the game includes tracks from artists such as Alice in Chain, Soundgarden, Guns n’ Roses, Killswitch Engage and Senses Fail, among many others. Here’s the full list:
- Adam And The Ants, “Stand And Deliver”
- Agent Blue, “Snowhill”
- Airbourne, “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast”
- Alice In Chains, “Would?”
- Army Of Me, “Going Through Changes”
- Avril Lavigne, “Girlfriend”
- B’z, “FRICTION”
- Brain Failure feat. Dicky Barrett, “Coming Down To Beijing”
- Brand New , “The Archers Bows Have Broken”
- Bromheads Jacket, “Fight Music For The Fight”
- Depeche Mode, “Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)”
- Faith No More, “Epic”
- Guns N’ Roses, “Paradise City”
- Innerpartysystem, H”eart Of Fire”
- Jane’s Addiction, “Stop!”
- Jimmy Eat World, “Electable (Give It Up)”
- Junkie XL feat. Lauren Rocket, “Cities In Dust”
- Jupiter One, “Fire Away”
- Kerli, “Creepshow”
- Killswitch Engage, “My Curse”
- LCD Soundsystem, “Us V. Them”
- Make Good Your Escape, “Beautiful Ruin”
- Maxeen, “Block Out The World”
- Mexicolas, “Come Clean”
- N.E.R.D., “Rockstar (Jason Nevins Mix)”
- Never Heard Of It*, “Finger On The Trigger”
- Operator, “Nothing To Lose”
- Permanent ME, “Until You Leave”
- Saosin, “Collapse”
- Seether, “Fake It”
- Senses Fail, “Calling All Cars”
- Showing Off To Thieves*, “Everyone Has Their Secrets”
- Skybombers, “It Goes Off”
- Soundgarden, “Rusty Cage”
- Sugarcult, “Dead Living”
- Swervedriver, “Duel”
- The Photo Atlas, “Red Orange Yellow”
- The Pigeon Detectives, “I’m Not Sorry”
- The Styles, “Glitter Hits (J.J. Puig Mix)”
- Twisted Sister, “I Wanna Rock”
*Winner of the second international Burnout Bandslam competition.
Burnout Paradise is due out on January 25, 2008 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A playable demo of the game is already available on the online networks of aforementioned consoles.
New tracks for Rock Band are now available for the game via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network for their specific platforms. The three new tracks are The Clash’s “I Fought the Law,” “Rockaway Beach” by Ramones, and a cover of Buzzcocks’ “Ever Fallen in Love”.
They are bundled together for 400 MS points ($5.50), while each song can be purchased separately for 160 MS points ($2).
Not much is known about Sony Japan’s Afrika, which was only shown at E3 2006 and the Tokyo Game Show through short trailers. However, the game is still in major development, as Sony recently picked Los Angeles-based composer Wataru Hokoyama to compose the game’s score, according to this 1UP report.
This was learned through a local Los Angeles musicians’ newsletter. His past credits include the role-playing game movie adaptation Dungeons & Dragons back in 2000.
German metal outfit Blind Guardin has announced that it is composing a special song for Sacred 2, the upcoming sequel to the action-RPG by Ascaron Entertainment; the band will also make an in-game appearance. The song will be released as a separate single next year, with the music video featuring sequences taken straight from the game itself. Additionally, players can solve a quest in the game, which will unlock a bonus event where the motion-captured band performs their new song “live”.
Sacred 2 – Fallen Angel is the sequel to the most successful German RPG of all time. The game will feature two entirely different ways of playing – the light and shadow campaigns. The official website carries more information and media on the title.