Independent developer Supergiant Games of Bastion received the 2012 Game Audio Network Guild award for best indie game soundtrack. Accepting the award at the Game Developers Conference were composer Darren Korb and narrator Logan Cunningham.
Square Enix has scheduled the release of portable role-playing game Chaos Rings II for later this month on iPhone and iPad. A brief trailer has been released for the maxi single for theme song "Celestial Diva," sung by Minori Chihara.
During his 2012 GDC talk on the history of the Harvest Moon series, Yasuhiro Wada revealed that an ehanced edition of Deadly Premonition is in the works. "We're working on a PS3 release. We still have a few hurdles to overcome, but hopefully we'll be able to show you something at E3."
Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck of Dear Esther are collaborating on the development of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. The horror title, intended for release on Halloween this year, is the sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Atlus has posted a new trailer for PlayStation Vita enhanced port Persona 4 The Golden, featuring music by Shoji Meguro. The promo movie includes scenes with new protagonist Marie and snippets of the animated cutscenes added to the portable title, which is due out June 14 in Japan.
Atlus has opened the official website for the PlayStation Portable remake of Persona 2 Eternal Punishment. The portable role-playing game is directed by Shoji Meguro, who is also arranging music from the PlayStation 2 soundtrack, which can sampled on the website.
During the 2012 Independent Games Summit, three musicians laid out various unique concerns of composers for indie games. "The Indie Composer Speaks" panel featured brief talks by Laura Shigihara, Danny Baranowsky and Rich Vreeland (Disasterpeace).
Phil McCammon is composing non-linear music tracks for multiplayer racing game Krautscape, developed in Zürich, Switzerland. The game is designed by IGF nominee Mario von Rickenbach and Phil McCammon, who tonight performed live music at the Swissnex party at GDC.
This week IndieGames.com catches up with attendees of the 2012 Game Developers Conference and asks them what brings them to GDC. Following the first full day, we hear from Robin Arnott, Simon Flesser, Ichiro Lambe, Jaime Woo and Mattias Häggström Gerdt.
Atlus has posted the reveal trailer for Nintendo 3DS dungeon role-playing game Etrian Odyssey IV, due out July 5 in Japan. Preorder bonuses are set to include an art booklet and soundtrack disc by series composer Yuzo Koshiro.
Square Enix has opened a portal for the 25th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series, which began on the 8-Bit Nintendo Famicom in 1987. The page includes links to the official websites for each series installment, as well as Nintendo 3DS title Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
Tokyo-based chip musician Lazerbeat has uploaded his set from the 2012 Blip Festival Australia party. The seven-track live album is available in your file format of choice for "pay what you want" on Bandcamp.
Game composer Hideyuki Fukasawa has uploaded footage from his Denshi Kaimen Vol.4 modular synth party. The musician is responsible for the scores to Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken.
Joystiq has posted a cover story on the Nubuwo Debut Bundle, titled "Kickstarter project offers hundreds of video game inspired tunes for a few bucks." The post, by Mike Schramm, mentions backer rewards including video interviews with Nobuo Uematsu and Kumi Tanioka.