Diablo 3 soundtrack released on iTunes

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If you feel compelled to take Diablo III's ominous melodies with you everywhere, its 23-track album in now available (opens in new tab) 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!

Seriously though, the soundtrack was composed by Blizzard regulars Russell Brower, Derek Duke, Glenn Stafford, Joseph Lawrence, Neal Acree, and Edo Guidotti, as well as guitarist/composer Laurence Juber, and it's one of my personal favorites so far this year (hanging out with Sword & Sworcery LP (opens in new tab) and Dustforce (opens in new tab) ). Though they work in-game, however, many of the tracks are more ambient than what I'd generally listen to stand-alone.

In addition to the release of Diablo III's tracks, a collection of ear nostalgia titled "The Music of Diablo 1996 - 2011" is now available on iTunes (opens in new tab) for the same price. Though I think Diablo III's music is great, you can't beat the unsettling sounds of some of those original tracks, especially "Caves" and "Harem," and, of course, the original Tristram theme.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.