What makes a great video game? It’s not always as simple as you might think, but one thing that many agree on is that music helps make the game special, even unique. When you think of franchises like Mario, Legend of Zelda, Halo, Uncharted, Mass Effect, and more, the music helps show you the personality of the games. And some soundtracks are even legendary, one of which is Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. And it’s so beloved, one group is taking the soundtrack and giving it an orchestral remake.
This is being brought to you by the Materia Collective, which believe it or not is a video game music label. They like to take video games and bring them to life by putting their tunes in an orchestral setting, something that games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night couldn’t do when it was released. This particular “remake” is called Resurrection of the Night, and will feature redone takes of 13 songs from the game.
To be clear, they’re not “remaking” the songs, far from it. They’re simply taking the original music, and giving them more life by having a full-on orchestra perform them, thus giving them a…fuller sound. Songs you can expect from the remake are “The Illusionary Dance”, “Dracula’s Castle”, “Dance of Gold”, “I am the Wind”, and many more.
The team is passionate about bringing this music to life in a fun new way, and not surprisingly, they’re making the game available on the day before Halloween. Isn’t that perfectly Castlevania? You can actually pre-order the music right now, and even hear a few of the songs (via the link above) to see exactly what you’ll be getting.
So, if you’re looking to dive into the music that helped make the legendary series what it was, you might want to check out what Resurrection of the Night has to offer.
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