Published on February 3rd, 2014 | by admin

Abbey Road orchestrates Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 soundtrack

KONAMI’s vampiric epic uses largest ever orchestra for a video game soundtrack

As Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. gears up for the launch of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on February 27th, the publisher has released a special video showcasing the recording of the game’s orchestral soundtrack at the iconic Abbey Road studios in London.

The new footage captures Dave Cox, Producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Studio Head of European Production for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V., as he oversees the production of the game’s soundtrack alongside composer Oscar Araujo. The acclaimed Araujo returns to the series following the stunning reception to his Lords of Shadow score, and has produced an epic soundtrack for the new game.

Dave Cox details how he was introduced to Oscar, and how the talented Spaniard has worked closely with the game to produce a musical ‘heart’ that is a fitting conclusion to the critically acclaimed series. The video also features exclusive footage taken from the recording, while Araujo himself details the methodology he uses in the creation of the game’s soundtrack.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 soundtrack features the largest orchestra ever used in the production of a video game, and spanned several weeks of recording. Araujo’s soundtrack has been designed to showcase the conflict Dracula feels, and the composer details why Abbey Road was important to the soundtrack for the PlayStation®3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC epic.

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