Part of what made the cinematic trailer
for Dead Island
so effective was the brilliant, moving musical score that accompanied the visuals. Anyone who has seen the trailer can probably hum the song in their head. An often overlooked element to a game is the music that accompanies it, but when a development team gets it right (see: Alan Wake
), the end results can help further the atmosphere of an already worthwhile game.
The developers at Techland are hoping to achieve that sense of atmosphere in next month's Dead Island
. Today, they have released three songs, in their entirety, to help set the mood for their open-world zombie title. They are titled:Main Theme:
and Surrounded by Zombies:
While the score for the cinematic trailer was composed by Giles Lamb, the game's score is composed by Pawel Blaszczak, who previously composed the music for The Witcher
, and all three games in the Call of Juarez
series. Fans who may have been worried that the gameplay wouldn't be as somber and serious as the initial trailer can take note in these songs. They illicit a sense of urgency, despair, and violence that should reflect the gameplay. Combining elements of multiple, varying genres including first-person, RPG, open-world, and co-op, Dead Island
has set the bar high for itself.
After a long, delayed development cycle, Dead Island
finally releases next month, September 6th in North America, and September 9th everywhere else (except for the Island of Banoi).