Infamous 2 original score goes galactic

Posted: March 29, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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For those of you who don’t know, video games aren’t my only main interest. I also have a heavy passion for music, and when the two come together in a perfect little marriage, I can’t control my excitement. Such is the case with Infamous 2.

Infamous 2 is the upcoming sequel to the 2009 Playstation 3 hit by the same name (minus the 2). It’s one of those epic, superhero adventure games where you go around a city, save civilians, and learn more about your past at the same time. The game is said to feature an original score with a full symphony orchestra and, wait for it, a jazz band from New Orleans named Galactic.

When a game is attempting to be an epic and heroic, it may seem odd to throw jazz into the mix. However, Infamous 2 is on the right track because the game takes place in a fictional city based on New Orleans. With the addition of jazz, the made up city of New Marais will now look and sound even more like real city.

If you want more information on the original score of Infamous 2, check out this video. You’ll see plenty of studio sessions, hear some awesome clips from the original score, and witness the process writing music for video games. I would love to experience Infamous 2 and its music first-hand when it drops on June 7. If only I had a Playstation 3…

-Mike Thal

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