The world famous London Philharmonic Orchestra, in between performing Disney’s Fantasia, have been busy recording the second in the Greatest Video Game Music series, featuring tracks from some of the gaming world’s most iconic games, such as Batman: Arkham city, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Final Fantasy VII and Halo.
Two of the tracks were chosen by IGN and Kotaku readers, who picked Mass Effect 3 and Skyrim for the orchestral arrangement treatment.
To celebrate the completion and imminent 6th of November release, X5 Music Group have made available the track Never Forget/Peril from Halo, free on their website. To grab your track, simply go to www.greatestvideogamemusic.om/#download fill out the simple form and they will email it over to you.
You can pre-order the album now on iTunes for the measly sum of £5.99. For 17 tracks, that’s amazing value.
Daniel Backstrom, Chief Creative Officer at X5 Music Group comments:
“Interest in video game music continues to go from strength to strength, so we’re very pleased to be releasing a second album to fans of the genre around the world. With a really exciting line up of musical tracks, breathtaking arrangements and wrold class performances, The Greatest Video Game Music 2 is sure to bring the classical audience and the gaming community closer together.”
The track list is impressive too:
- Assassin’s Creed – Main Theme
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Far Horizons
- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Walker – Dragon Roost Island
- Final Fantasy VII – One-Winged Angel
- Mass Effect 3 – A Future For The Krogan/An End Once And For All
- Halo – Never Forget/Peril
- Sonic The Hedgehog – A Symphonic Suite
- Chrono Trigger – Main Theme
- Luigi’s Mansion – Main Theme
- Kingdom Hearts – Fate Of The Unknown
- Super Metroid – A Symphonic Poem
- Diablo III – Overture
- Batman: Arkham City – Main Theme
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Icarus Main Theme
- Fez – Adventure
- Portal – Still Alive
- Little Biug Planet – Orb Of Dreamers (The Cosmic Imagisphere)
The Greatest Video Games Music 2 is released on the 6th November.