Video Game Music News Roundup


Posted October 9, 2010 - By Rick Damigella

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The soundtrack for BIT.TRIP FATE is already available over at CD Baby, a couple weeks ahead of the release of the upcoming WiiWare title. Not only is this sort of jumping the gun cool and encouraged, but a quick listen reveals more of the series’ retrotastic chiptune sounds and what is easily one of the best track names this year, “A Large Part of Your Mind Sliced”. Point your cursor towards those two little words below for more news this week from the VGM scene.

Shout! Factory announces it will be releasing the Video Games Live: Level 2 DVD and Blu-Ray and album on October 19th. The CD will feature 16 video game music performances while the video versions will feature a 100 minute performance of the concert and over three hours of bonus footage. Shot on film earlier this year in New Orleans, LA, the performance certainly looks fantastic, based on the trailer. Speaking of Video Games Live, last night’s performance in São Paulo, Brazil sold out and the tour rolls on to Rio de Janerio tomorrow.


If you are in the San Francisco area a week from today, you might want to check out Hideo – a theatrical concert of music from Japanese animation and video games, taking place at UC Berkley’s Zellerbach Hall. The concert’s website lists the performance as including music from Final Fantasy IV and VI, Fullmetal Alchemist and ICO, along with other surprises.

Obviously more than a few people are continuing to buy the OST for Halo: Reach. As of press time, the double disc set of music from Marty O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori that released on September 28 is ranked #1 on Amazon’s Anime & Video Game Soundtrack’s chart and, oddly enough, #2 on its Movie Soundtracks chart. Hey, there was Halo movie rumor mill action this week, so it seems roughly appropriate.

And as The Feed reported yesterday, there is far too much metal making up the soundtrack for Splatterhouse. If you count yourself a headbanger, you really need to check it out, as it’s an absurdly loud list, which, unless we are very much mistaken, is the first time Goatwhore makes an appearance in a game.

That’s the news from the VGM world for this week. Now, let us know in the comments below, what game music is filling your headphones and speakers.

Video Game Music News Roundup


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