I always like it when publishers release a soundtrack CD for their games--it's a nice collectors item for dedicated fans--and Funcom has done just that for the Age of Conan expansion Rise of the Godslayer
. They also have a cool behind the scenes video about the making of the soundtrack. The package itself includes mp3s of all the tracks and an unlockable item for the game. Not too shabby, considering MMOs typically don't the get soundtrack releases of their single player RPG cousins. Check the press release for ordering info.
Funcom releases 'Rise of the Godslayer' orchestral soundtrack, available now
Durham, USA – June 11th, 2010 – Funcom is proud to announce the release of the soundtrack from 'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer', the first expansion to the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'. The soundtrack includes all music from the expansion, composed, orchestrated and produced by the award-winning composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen.
The delectable Far Eastern score, deemed "exceptional" by popular gaming website IGN in their recent review, features the renowned Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, a huge taiko-drum ensemble and world-class ethnic soloists renowned for their contributions on films such as 'Titanic', 'The Mission', 'Braveheart', 'Troy', 'The Mummy', 'Mulan' and many others classics.
"This soundtrack carries on Funcom's proud tradition of creating excellent and in-depth music for our games," says Craig Morrison, Executive Producer and Game Director at Funcom. "Music in games is becoming increasingly important, and our use of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra underlines our dedication to continue to produce award-winning titles with the best music."
In addition to the soundtrack CD, the exclusive soundtrack package includes a DVD with the original 5.1 surround mix of the music – including bonus tracks – playable on home theatre- or other surround systems. Each track of the surround score is accompanied by a slideshow, featuring original concept art from Rise of the Godslayer. Most of this material has never been shown before.
Additionally, the package includes MP3 versions of all tracks, a unique Bone Flute virtual item for use in-game, selected videos and trial client installers for the 'Age of Conan' PC-game. This is only available in the physical soundtrack package, not when purchasing via digital download.
Find out where to purchase the soundtrack on www.grappa.no/ageofconan
To learn more about 'Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer' visit www.ageofconan.com
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