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Drop Rate Increase: Echoes of War Standard Edition Re-Release And Discount Announced

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It appears as though 2008 was a successful year for a number of orchestral arrangement albums, as we mentioned earlier this month that that Symphonic Shades was getting a second printing. Now, another of our favorite releases of 2008 is getting a similar treatment, with a second printing of the Echoes of War: Standard Edition set for next month along with a price reduction to $19.95 for those who pre-order before the June 16 re-release.

Echoes of War: The Music of Blizzard Entertainment not only featured unique arrangements from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes, but was also created by a large team famous arrangers and performers including Kow Otani, Go Shiina, Natsumi Kameoka, and the Eminence Symphony Orchestra. If you missed out on the legendary edition or the first print of the standard edition, I highly recommend picking it up at this discounted price.

If you’ve already picked up Echoes of War, were you thoroughly satisfied with the purchase? Did you have a favorite arrangement from the 2-disc collection?

Read the official press release from Eminence after the jump.

Pre-sales available now

SYDNEY NSW – May 25 2009 – The Eminence Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the imminent re-release of Echoes of War: Standard Edition, a 2-disc compilation of orchestral themes from Blizzard Entertainment®’s StarCraft®, Diablo® and Warcraft® universes. The album’s unique arrangements contain several pieces from yet-to-be released games including StarCraft II and Diablo III. Over 90 minutes of music will be featured, with bonus tracks arranged by special guests including the critically acclaimed composer Kow Otani (Sony Computer Entertainment’s Shadow of the Colossus).

All pre-orders made before the June 16th launch will receive a $5USD discount, taking the $24.95 RRP to $19.95. Pre-orders may be made at the Eminence online store located at and will ship on May 26, 2009. Echoes of War: Standard Edition will also be available at leading retailers upon its re-release.

About Eminence Symphony Orchestra
The Eminence Symphony Orchestra, established in 2003 by renowned violin virtuoso Hiroaki Yura, has excelled both domestically and internationally, performing and recording various genres of music, from video game soundtracks and independent songs to movie scores and classical music. Eminence is also widely known for its annual “A Night in Fantasia” event in addition to other concerts and recordings for games, anime, and film.

Eminence continues to revitalise the current state of both Australian and international orchestras and achieve a following from all demographics, encouraging a wider appreciation of symphonic music across the globe. Eminence is the most experienced orchestra in the world dedicated to gaming and anime music.

For more information on Eminence, visit

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes eleven #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service,®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.

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