We recently had a chance to sit down with Otani-san and ask him about the game’s beloved score, gaining insight into the subtle ways the new remake enhances the musical presentation:
“When it came time to update the music, while we were unable to redo every track, we wanted to add more depth to the opening and ending, so we increased the number of musicians and added more string instruments to the original recordings. The goal of this recording was less to change the track themselves and more to make the sense of scale even bigger.”
As ardent fans of Fumito Ueda’s past games can attest, the audio component of his projects – both sound and music – play a vital role in immersing the player in a rich fantasy world. Many gamers who hear the theme from the 13th boss in Shadow of the Colossus, for example, will immediately recall standing atop a sprinting Agro in pursuit of a gigantic snake like creature soaring over a barren desert.
As the actual, highly anticipated release of The Last Guardian finally nears (Yes, it’s a real game and you’re a mere few weeks away from playing it!), we’re hearing more and more from the community about how designer Fumito Ueda’s work has touched them.
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus seem to hold a special place in the hearts of their fans, though the reasons why vary depending on who you talk to. We thought it a fitting nod to a decade-long wait near its end to celebrate the legacy that precedes The Last Guardian, as shared in thoughts and memories from people in the industry (AKA gamers, like you). It’s also a nifty excuse for us to formally release this tribute video that Tokyo Game Show goers saw last month.
rain will be available for purchase tomorrow on PS3 for $14.99! Also, starting tomorrow, the full soundtrack for rain will also be available for $9.99, featuring the enchanting music created by composer Yugo Kanno and the gifted singer Connie Talbot. Don’t forget today is the LAST day to pre-order! The pre-order includes five hand drawn avatars, a musical montage, a static theme, and a dynamic theme — all for $14.99.
Today, we’re very excited to announce that rain will launch on October 1st on PlayStation Store for $14.99 in North America! To celebrate the news, we’re sharing the second developer diary from the team at Japan Studio and PlayStation C.A.M.P., so watch and enjoy.
We hope you’re ready to think outside the box, ‘cause Open Me for PS Vita is available today on PlayStation Store! We received an amazing response from everyone when we announced Open Me back in March, and we’ve been listening ever since. First off, we created a trial version that you can download for free so you can get a feel for the game. Secondly, the trial version includes the multiplayer box mode, so grab your friends and take on the challenge together!
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