News: The Greatest Video Game Music 2 will be available to download on Nov. 6, and it will include songs from games like Halo and Skyrim performed by the famous London Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Greatest Video Game Music 2, the follow-up to the best-selling videogame album of all time, will be released worldwide on Nov. 6, X5 Music Group announced.
The digital soundtrack album will include 17 new orchestral renditions of videogame theme songs like Halo, Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and the ever-so classic Final Fantasy VII. There will also be arrangements from Mass Effect 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as voted by Kotaku and IGN readers.
Like the original The Greatest Video Game Music, the songs are performed by the world-renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra, and listed below are all of the album’s tracks you’ll get to enjoy:
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Main Theme
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Far Horizons
- The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker – Dragon Roost Island
- Final Fantasy VII – One-Winged Angel
- Mass Effect 3 – A Future for the Krogan/An End Once And For All
- Halo – Never Forget/Peril
- Sonic the Hedgehog – A Symphonic Suite
- Chrono Trigger – Main Theme
- Luigi’s Mansion – Main Theme
- Kingdom Hearts – Fate of the Unknown
- Super Metroid – A Symphonic Poem
- Diablo III – Overture
- Batman: Arkham City – Main Theme
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Icarus Main Theme
- Fez – Adventure
- Portal – Still Alive
- LittleBigPlanet – Orb Of Dreamers (The Cosmic Imagisphere)
You can listen to some of the album’s samples songs here (Skyrim), here (Fez) and here (LittleBigPlanet). They all sound great, and to celebrate the game being available for pre-order on iTunes, you can also download the album’s Halo track “Never Forget/Peril” for free.
“it’s been an absolute pleasure to be invited back to produce a second video game music album with the London Philharmonic Orchestra,” said the album’s conductor/arranger Andrew Skeet. “Not only are they a phenomenally talented ensemble, but we’ve been able to work with them on some incredible source material too. I really think video game fans are going to love what we’ve produced.”
X5’s chief creative officer Daniel Bäckström added that “interest in video game music continues to go from strength to strength, so we’re very pleased to be releasing a second album to fans of the genre around the world. With a really exciting line-up of musical tracks, breathtaking arrangements and world class performances, The Greatest Video Game Music 2 is sure to bring the classical audience and the gaming community closer together.”