Whilst the first DarkSiders got a very, ehem, dark and agressive score by the likes of Michael Reagan and Chris Velasco, the 2nd installment in the series of video games seems to be getting the more ethereal, atmospheric and at parts - melodic, treatment by Jesper Kyd (Hitman, Assasin's Creed, etc). Read the press release and listen for yourself at:
And at his official page:
Jesper Kyd has crafted the original score for DARKSIDERS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed action/adventure title developed by THQ’s in-house studio Vigil Games. Kyd’s emotionally dynamic score for DARKSIDERS II combines dark ethereal themes and melodic fantasy that enrich the player’s cinematic journey through each of the game’s unique realms. Jesper Kyd commented, “DARKSIDERS II is an awesome game and one of the most fun and creatively satisfying projects I have scored. I had a blast working with the team at Vigil.”
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Jesper,” said Jeremy Robins, Audio Director at Vigil Games. “He’s an extremely talented composer and an avid gamer, who not only created an amazing soundtrack for DARKSIDERS II, but intuitively knew how to cater each composition to achieve maximum musical impact for players.”
Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders. Darksiders II is set for release in August 2012. For more information on DARKSIDERS II visit www.darksiders.com.