The Sound and Music of Demon’s Souls is Getting an Upgrade
With less than two weeks to go before the release of the PlayStation 5 and the Demon’s Souls remake, anticipation is overwhelming. Fortunately, Sony and developer Bluepoint Games keep feeding us with positive and exciting information, increasing this feeling. In a post on the PlayStation Blog by the creative director of the new Demon’s Souls, the music and sound effects of the game are highlighted. You can see some of the behind-the-scenes info for the score in the video below.
With the visuals being the most obvious improvement in all of the remake’s showings so far, it’s wonderful to hear (pun intended) that the sound is getting an update as well. With an existing score from Shunsuke Kida, the team had a strong foundation to work with. Yet, they have taken it to the next level by conducting new arrangements with a full choir and orchestra, utilizing the revered pipe organ from the Temple Church in London, and re-recording all of the voice acting. In regards to voice acting, the majority of the original voice actors are returning to reprise their roles. This will make every sound more impactful, whether it be the anguish or terror that are omnipresent in the game.
Additionally, the soundtrack will be officially released on November 26th on digital platforms. Physical fans will only have to wait a little longer. A CD release will launch shortly after the 26th and vinyl pre-orders will open up in early December. If you love the sound of Demon’s Souls, you’ll likely want to pick this up.
Personally, the closer we get to the release of Demon’s Souls, the more excited I get. Since Demon’s Souls was the game that started it all for me, it holds a special place in my heart. And with Bluepoint’s outstanding track record, all signs seem to be pointing towards an awesome release. Demon’s Souls will launch on the PlayStation 5 on November 12th, 2020. For continued coverage of the upcoming PS5 and Demon’s Souls, stay tuned!