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Publisher Microids, perhaps best known for its love of classic gaming franchises and media IPs, has announced that it is launching its own music label, Microids Records. The new in-house venture will focus on releasing soundtracks from the French publisher’s litany of PC and console games.
“Microids Records and the new Entertainment Division are testaments of Microids’ willingness to develop the company’s brands and contents wider than the video game medium,” said Microids’ VP of entertainment, Frédéric Claquin. “Being able to launch this label with two original scores signed by Inon Zur is a blessing and a true honour, especially as we celebrate the Syberia series’ 20th anniversary.”
As noted in the above statement, the first two releases from the label will be Inon Zur’s dramatic scores to adventure titles Syberia 2 (2004) and Syberia 3 (2017). Going forward, fans can expect further releases from the new label, which has been formed as part of Microids’ ongoing desire to increase its merchandising output beyond the realm of the physical video games themselves.
“This music label launch is a major milestone for Microids” adds company CEO Stéphane Longeard. “We have always had at heart to offer music scores enhancing the games we are creating and paying tribute to our great IPS, collaborating with renown artists like Inon Zur for instance. We are fully aware about the importance of a great musical atmosphere for players, and we cannot wait to share what will be released next under the Microids Records label!”
Microids’ next release, Asterix & Obelix XXXL: The Ram From Hibernia, will launch on October 13.