Video Games: Largest Orchestra For A Video Game Score EVER Assembled For CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2

Konami is pulling no punches and sparing no expense for the upcoming Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2. They have assembled the largest orchestra EVER for the new game and the soundtrack was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in England. Read on for the details and a video detailing how it went down.

Here’s the official press release:

As Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. gears up for the launch of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on February 25, 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 platforms.

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