Supergiant Games audio director Darren Korb will be presenting at the 2012 Game Developers Conference. The lecture "Build That Wall: Creating the Audio for Bastion" will cover steps in the musician's creative process, from crafting the title's "eclectic acoustic frontier trip-hop soundtrack and haunting vocal melodies, to its innovative reactive narration and sound effects."
OverClocked ReMix has released Armed and Dangerous, a free Wild Arms remix album, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the PlayStation role-playing game. Arranging compositions by Michiko Naruke, the compilation is directed by Jennifer Aguirre and features arrangements by Mazedude, ilp0, k-wix, FFmusic DJ, Dj Mokram and Malcos, among other artists.
Trine series composer Ari Pulkkinen has released the special edition soundtrack to Trine 2 by Frozenbyte, out this week on Steam, Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network. The album includes 21 music tracks found in the game, along with two additional orchestral renditions, and can be purchased as mp3s or flac files by credit card through the artist's Aritunes website.
According to the Internet Movie Database, musicians Akira Yamaoka and Jeff Danna are reprising their roles on the 2006 Silent Hill motion picture for the 2012 sequel, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, currently in post-production.
Earlier this week, Square Enix streamed a forty-minute mixtape of numerous music tracks from their latest role-playing game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during a Ustream event. Today that program, "Final Fantasy XIII-2 Mitsuto Suzuki Balearic Mix," has been uploaded to Square Enix's YouTube channel, previewing music from the soundtrack by Suzuki, Naoshi Mizuta and Masashi Hamauzu.
Chip musician Inverse Phase has released the soundtrack to space shooter Shuttle Scuttle, developed by Embraceware for iOS and Mac. The 17-track NES-influenced album is available to stream online in full and purchase through Bandcamp. The artist's previous releases include Super Smash Land and Retrocovered.
Samorost series composer Tomas Dvorak (Floex) previously released a free batch of mp3s from Amanita Design's Machinarium, music not found on the adventure title's soundtrack album. Those five tracks can now be downloaded in lossless file formats for free from the artist's Bandcamp page.
Hideyuki Fukasawa's first soundtrack album since Street Fighter IV is due for release in Japan on March 8 as part of the Street Fighter X Tekken Collector's Pack. The fighting game bundle for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will come with a two-disc, 46-track album, along with a 44-page art book.
Gustavo Santaolalla is writing original music for Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3 exclusive horror title The Last Of Us. The composer has previously received two Academy Awards, won back-to-back for his film scores for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006).
Composer Austin Wintory will present at the 2012 Game Developers Conference on music for two independent games. Journey is being developed at ThatGameCompany and features sound design by Steve Johnson. Monaco by Andy Schatz won the top prize at the IGF in 2010.
Composer Alessandro Coronas has released the soundtrack to Where Is My Heart? The album for the independently developed puzzle game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, is developed by Die Gute Fabrik and designed by Bernie Schulenburg.
Today a cross-fade sample for the 1.2 update has been made available to stream online. Square Enix previously posted excerpts from the Final Fantasy XIV's 1.19 update on the company's music blog.
Tokyo's METEOR game culture shop is preparing its next annual all-night Fami-Mode Famicom party, which will take place at the Star Pine's Cafe in Kichijouji on January 28, 2012.
Square Enix has released a promotional video for the four-disc soundtrack album to role-playing game Final Fantasy XIII-2. The Japanese-language movie hears from composers Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki.