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9:00 AM on 03.04.2014

New East/West game composer collaboration In Flux available

You might remember last year's World 1-2, the big game music collaboration featuring artists from both sides of the Pacific. If you aren't familiar, you may want to take some time now to catch up. The production group respons...

Darren Nakamura

8:00 AM on 03.01.2014

New Killer Instinct Killer Cuts album is in the works

Killer Instinct composer Mick Gordon, has announced that a new version of Killer Cuts is scheduled to release this March. The album will feature music Gordon created for the Xbox One reboot of Rare's classic fighting game. No...

Wesley Ruscher



Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements photo
Here, have a free track from the Monarch Arrangements
by Darren Nakamura

Dale already told you about the soundtrack for Monarch: Heroes of a New Age by Goomin Nam. He even casually mentioned that he worked on a track for the Arrangements & Variations album. You lucky, music-loving Destructoid readers can now have that track, free of charge. Stream it below, or go straight to the Destructoid Soundcloud to download it.

"The Merry Village" is a variation of the original "Seaside Village." It has a smoother feel to it than the source material, and it sounds a bit brighter, despite having nearly identical instrumentation, with a focus on piano and strings. Check it out.

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10:00 AM on 02.28.2014

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes game concert series

Videogame music concert series rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes kicks off in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 19, marking its North American debut. This is a successor to the popular Play! A Video Game Symphony concert series, deve...

Dale North

3:30 PM on 02.26.2014

Cactuar with a mustache & a bunch of Theatrhythm videos

Theatrhythm was the first 3DS game I bought. I'm super excited for Curtain Call's 200 songs and whatever other additions it has. It's coming out in Japan in April. Hopefully we don't have to wait to much longer, or it's curtains for Square Enix.

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 02.26.2014

Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta's Reddit AMA

Secret of Mana series composer Hiroki Kikuta took to Reddit this week to let fans ask anything in an effort to better connect with overseas fans.  That haunting wail you hear in "Fear of the Heavens" in Secret of Mana?&...

Dale North





5:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Fez, Starseed Pilgrim, Beatbuddy join Humble Bundle 11

I feel even more confident calling the Humble Indie Bundle 11 one of the group's best offerings to date now that Starseed Pilgrim, Fez, and Beatbuddy have been added. These are available to customers who pay more than the ave...

Jordan Devore

11:21 AM on 02.25.2014

Shake it! Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming 2015

Get warmed up and ready to shake that thang as Atlus has confirmed that Vita title Persona 4: Dancing All Night is coming to North America in 2015. I never thought I'd be talking about a Persona rythm-based dance videogame, b...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Brentalfloss brings you Metroid: Fight for Love

Brentalfloss stretches his musical theater muscles in his newest video, Metroid: Fight For Love. In the video, Samus belts out a here-to unknown backstory of...a boyfriend? While some may not like the direction of the song's...

Ian Bonds

4:15 PM on 02.24.2014

Austin Wintory: Everyone has the potential to make music

We managed to catch up to composer Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga, Monaco) following his D.I.C.E. Summit talk on how technology has changed music making, and how this impacts videogame scores. As a fellow musician a...

Dale North

2:15 PM on 02.24.2014

Journey was composed on a $50 crappy Casio keyboard

We recently had a chance to chat with Journey and The Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory, and as a fellow musician I took the opportunity to talk shop. Curious about which tools he uses to create music with, I asked abo...

Dale North

9:50 AM on 02.24.2014

Here's an 18-minute Persona 4 the Golden a cappella cover

I've been following YouTube user theTMKsound for awhile now as the Japanese cover musician behind the channel is a) insanely talented, and b) a fan of videogame music. His previous works inspired me to create my own Persona ...

Dale North

10:45 AM on 02.21.2014

This old Chinese instrument was made for Mario music

The instrument you're about to hear is called a sheng. This weird looking Chinese cluster of bamboo flutes has an unexpected sound, and in this video it's used for an unexpected purpose: to play the Super Mario Bros. music. ...

Dale North

4:45 PM on 02.20.2014

OC ReMix dedicates this to all the Cids in the audience

The maestros at OverClocked ReMix are at it once again, taking cherished videogame music and creating new pieces with it. Though OC ReMix has taken on Final Fantasy previously, most of those works were centered around a parti...

Darren Nakamura

12:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now

Korean fantasy MMORPG Monarch: Heroes of a New Age features beautiful orchestral music by composer Goomin "Nauts" Nam. Nam's previous works include the drink mixing sim series (no, really!), Bar Oasis, currentl...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 02.20.2014

PSA: Xbox Bonnaroo App is now available

The Bonnaroo app for Xbox One and Xbox 360 has launched, and is ready for you to jump in and watch the festival from the comfort of your living room. It would have been more helpful to tell you earlier, as the whole shebang kicked off last night with the lineup announcement (BLAM!) and jam performances by Ben Folds and others. The four-day event will stream in high-definition this June.

Dale North