All of the big presentations at E3 have now been completed, and here on Original Sound Version I have compiled a list of my top ten most anticipated soundtracks to the games that are coming soon.
The games showcased this during this year’s conference were impressive, and some long overdue. I have not made the jump to a next-generation console and what I saw this week have made the decision much easier. Come read about the first five games I think will deliver the best soundtracks and share your thoughts about the games that did not make my list and come back tomorrow for the final five.
10. No Man’s Sky
The live demo of No Man’s Sky blew me away at the size and scope of the universe that they’ve created. The first thought that came to mind was if the game is that huge, the soundtrack has to be something special.
The music for the game is going to be handled by artist 65daysofstatic who recently reported on Twitter that they were close to finishing the soundtrack for the game, and that their album will be released alongside the PS4 exclusive game. You can hear two of the game tracks on YouTube “Debutante” and “Supermoon”.
9. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
The gameplay demo of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was incredible, it took the seamless cinematic adventure style of past games truly into the next generation. I hope with the absence of Greg Edmonson as composer, Henry Jackman can continue the musical excellence of the series. The music in the demo shown during Sony’s press conference sounded great to me.
Retro Studios who brought us the Metroid Prime series is bringing us a brand new Xbox One exclusive game, and it reminds me of the science fiction film Oblivion. The composer is for this game will be Chad Seiter who composed the music for Star Trek: The Video Game and music for The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses.
7. Final Fantasy VII: REMAKE
The music for the Final Fantasy VII: Remake trailer gave me goosebumps, but it’s music we’re all heard before composed by Nobuo Uematsu for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. I expect that the soundtrack for the new game will have a full new symphonic recording, and new tunes for the updated content in the game.
6. Shenmue III
I don’t think many of us saw this one coming, and I am very excited that it has already made Kickstarter history. Ryuji Iuchi is handling the music and wrote many songs for Shenmue 1 & 2 including “Shenhua’s Theme.” His long list of work includes composition and arrangement for albums, movies, TV programs, concerts and events. Among his video game credits are Exstetra and Spectral Force Legacy.
The soundtrack for Shenmue III is already available for purchase on Kickstarter in two options $160 for an mp3 download with unreleased tracks, and $250 to get a physical release of the CD soundtrack.
And that ends part one of my most anticipated soundtrack post E3 2015. Come on back tomorrow to see what the top five were and share your your thoughts on the soundtracks you are most excited for!
Tags: 65daysofstatic, Chad Seiter, E3, Final Fantasy VII: REMAKE, Greg Edmonson, Henry Jackman, Kickstarter, No Man's Sky, Nobuo Uematsu, Recore, Retro Studios, Ryuji Iuchi, Shenmue III, Top 10 Soundtracks, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End