“From the makers of Bastion” is pretty much all I need to know before I buy Transistor, Supergiant Games’ sophomore effort. The sci-fi themed role-playing game is coming out May 20, and starting today you can pre-order it from Steam or Supergiants’ website. Even better, we now know that the game’s promising soundtrack will drop on the same day. Drop, because that’s what I’m told albums do.
Not only did Harebrained Schemes crush its $400,000 Shadowrun ReturnsKickstarter campaign goal, raising over $1.8 million dollars as of last count, it has also released a torrent of new information for backers and interested players alike.
Mass Effect 3's Citadel DLC released last week as a final farewell to Shepard, the Normandy, and the trilogy's celebrated cast. BioWare put forth its best effort in giving the Commander and co. a proper sendoff, including commissioning 20 tracks from series composers Sam Hulick, Cris Velasco, and Sascha Dikiciyan filled with the Blade Runnery orchestral booms and synthesized beeps of the sci-fi RPG. And now the entire soundtrack is yours for free.
Sticking a knife in someone's back? Poisoning their drink? Long-range crossbow sniping? They're all so passé. Dishonored's dreary dominion of Dunwall offers tons more bountiful opportunities for Corvo's clever kills, and this video presents members of developer Arkane recalling the most ingenious ability and weapon combinations they've seen, including mid-air possessions and rat suicide bombers.
If you feel compelled to take Diablo III's ominous melodies with you everywhere, its 23-track album in now available for $12/£11 on iTunes. It'll make every walk to the store feel 10 times more perilous -- or, just set the first track to loop to simulate the log in experience, and it's like you're playing Diablo III wherever you are!
The free stuff just keeps on coming. Today: another 18 tracks worth of completely free Portal 2 original soundtrack tunes, now available from the official site (you can also grab the 22 tracks from Volume 1 from that page). This batch contains some fast-paced action, such as You Will Be Perfect, and more dramatic and haunting fare like I AM NOT A MORON and PotatOS Lament. Give it a listen to it as you download all the games you bought today on the Steam Summer Camp Sale.
Move over Lady Gaga, here comes LaDY GLaDOS. While the latest Jonathan Coulton single will still cost you, Valve has posted 22 tracks - totaling more than an hour - of Portal 2's electro-trippy ambient soundtrack for free download, complete with album art and Android/iOS-formatted ringtones. Even if you're not a Portal fan, this is worth grabbing for tracks like Science is Fun and the hauntingly catchy Turret Wife Serenade.
Bonus: the fact that this is labeled "Volume 1" implies more free tunes will be coming sooner or later!
The soundtrack to Arrowhead Studios' Magicka has been released as a free download.
The 26-tracks are available over at the Magika website, and will cost you nothing at all. Arrowhead have been busy keeping fans happy since the game's release, patching every 24 hours in the first fortnight of release to cure it's infamously buggy launch. This new offering only further proves the developer's dedication to it's fan-base. They are also currently working on retail copies in the UK and France.