This was a huge week for news from the game music sector. Six new game soundtrack releases were revealed, a high-profile composer announcement was made and a grass roots effort to bring a game music DVD series to the public has begun. Get the details in this week’s video game music news roundup!
By far the coolest, or rather hottest, new release is the soundtrack to Red Dead Redemption. Joystiq reports that Rockstar’s western adventure is now available on “blazing red vinyl”. Even if you don’t have a turntable, this looks like a must have item for RDR fans and vinyl hounds. Check out the gatefold art below. The soundtrack is also available on CD from the Rockstar Warehouse.
The Nobuooo blog reports the soundtrack album for Gran Turismo 5 will be released in Japan on December 22. Please don’t make any jokes about the release date slipping and no word if we will see a North American edition. Also by way of Nobuooo is word that this Monday will see the release of the original soundtrack to everyone’s favorite tower defense game, Plants vs. Zombies. Fans can download the OST from PvZ composer Laura Shigihara’s Bandcamp page.
Earlier this week, @HaloWaypoint tweeted that the soundtrack to Rooster Teeth’s Red vs. Blue: Revelation is available now from iTunes. Ten bucks for a 19 track set of tunes from the wildly popular machinama series is a bargain.
CD Projekt announced this week that a collector’s edition of The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings will include, among other goodies, the game’s soundtrack album. The $130 set is available for pre-order now from Amazon for release in May 2011.
Grasshopper Manufacture announced via their Facebook storefront that it has released the soundtrack album to No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle. The page lists shipping as worldwide with a price tag of 3150 Japanese Yen. If you pick one up, let us know how the conversion worked out in the comments below.
BAFTA Award-winning composer Jason Graves is back for the orchestral score to Dead Space 2. It was announced late this week that Graves is working with musicians at Skywalker Sound for the game’s release in January. Based on Graves’ intense music creations for the original Dead Space, it is safe to say that he will likely be composing some truly frightening music for the upcoming sequel.
The aforementioned Nobuooo blog’s founder Jeriaska has launched a Kickstarter project to release a series of DVD’s chronicling interviews with notable Japanese game composers, including the legendary Nobuo Uematsu. The initiative has already raised about a fourth of its target goal with a month to go, and like similar grass roots efforts features a number of levels of support for those interested.
Be sure to check back with The Feed tomorrow as we review Jesper Kyd’s new soundtrack album for the just released Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood!