Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Capcom, today announced that the official soundtrack for Resident Evil 6 is now available for digital download from Amazon.com, iTunes, Sumthing.com and other digital music sites. The Resident Evil 6 Original Soundtrack features over two and a half hours of original music from Capcom’s latest entry in the ground-breaking survival horror video game series which has sold over 50 million units worldwide.
The original music score for Resident Evil 6 was created by an experienced team of composers including Thomas Parisch and Laurent Ziliani, Daniel Lindholm, Sebastian Schwartz, as well as Capcom veterans Kota Suzuki (Resident Evil 5, Devil May Cry 4), Akihiko Narita (Resident Evil 5, Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition) and Akiyuki Morimoto (Monster Hunter 3, Lost Planet 2). The score was recorded with the Sydney Scoring Orchestra at Trackdown Studios in Australia. Music samples are available at Sumthing.com.
Composers Thomas Parisch and Laurent Zilani, who also orchestrated and supervised the orchestral score recording sessions for Resident Evil 6, said:
“Composing the main theme of Resident Evil 6 was a great honor for us, having been fans of the series for years. However, it was a challenge maintaining the franchise’s tradition while creating something new for this latest release. Also, it was important to keep the music cohesive since it had to address very diverse dramatic situations throughout the gameplay. To keep that overall integrity, repeated thematic ideas were essential, and recording with a 90-piece orchestra brought key moments of the score to another level.”
Resident Evil 6 features Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield who are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a new horror, the highly virulent C-virus as the narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang. Joining this cast is presidential aide Derek Simmons, who vows to track down Leon for his involvement in the President’s death and femme fatale Ada Wong.
Resident Evil 6 was criticized for not staying true to its roots, and it will be interesting to see what Capcom will do with this franchise, and whether we’ll ever get a proper Resident Evil game.
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