Does that name sound familiar? While Jesper Kyd didn't score the original Darksiders (that was Cris Velasco, Mike Regan, and Scott Morton), you may recognize his name from such titles as Assassin's Creed, Borderlands, and the Hitman series. He's a big deal in game music, and he's been tapped to score the upcoming Darksiders II.
What we have here are four tracks from the game, fully streamable, for your enjoyment. We're really digging the laid back and moody atmosphere so far, so let us know what you think.
There will be a soundtrack disc included with the collector's edition of the game that ships in August, but Sumthing Else Music Works has just announced today that a two-disc version will be released separately. See below for details.
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SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF DARKSIDERS® II ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
ORIGINAL SCORE BY BAFTA AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER JESPER KYD TWO-DISC SET NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER, IN STORES AUGUST 14
New York - July 20th, 2012 - Sumthing Else Music Works proudly presents DARKSIDERS® II Original Soundtrack featuring Jesper Kyd's highly anticipated original music score from the upcoming action/adventure video game title DARKSIDERS II developed by THQ's in-house studio Vigil Games™. DARKSIDERS II Original Soundtrack is scheduled for release on August 14th to retail outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com and for digital download at www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3, iTunes® and other digital music sites. The 2-CD soundtrack album is available now to pre-order on Amazon.
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BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd, renowned for his iconic musical scores in the Assassin's Creed and Hitman series, has crafted a thrilling original score for DARKSIDERS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed action/adventure title developed by THQ's in-house studio Vigil Games. Kyd's emotionally dynamic score for DARKSIDERS II combines dark ethereal themes and melodic fantasy that enrich the player's cinematic journey through each of the game's unique realms.
01 The Makers Theme
02 Into Eternity
03 Makers in the Outlands
04 Story of the Makers
05 The Corruption
06 The Makers Overworld
07 The Makers Fight Back
08 The Floating City
09 Crystal Spire
10 Trouble in Eden
11 Stains of Heresy
12 The Abyssal Plains
13 The Rod of Arafel
14 The Crowfather
01 The Dead Plains
02 The Plains Await
03 Supernatural Desert
04 The Eternal Throne
05 City of the Dead
06 The Crypt
07 Death Brings Hope
08 Plains of Death
09 Demon Realm
10 Into the Shadows
11 Lord of the Black Stone
12 Dead Plains Reprise.
DARKSIDERS II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders. DARKSIDERS II is scheduled to be available for console and PC on August 14th, 2012 in the United States. For more information on DARKSIDERS II visit www.darksiders.com.
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About Sumthing Else Music Works
Since its creation in the late 1990s by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos-Montreal, Epic, Gearbox, Microsoft, Sega, Sony, Square-Enix and THQ. Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Halo: Reach, Fable III, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Freedom Fighters and many others.
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