Part of what makes great games great is the music. With Shadow of the Colossus Sony’s Japan Studio took extra care of the music players will be hearing.
“When it came time to update the music, while we were unable to redo every track, we wanted to add more depth to the opening and ending, so we increased the number of musicians and added more string instruments to the original recordings. The goal of this recording was less to change the track themselves and more to make the sense of scale even bigger.”
The Playstation Blog sat down with Shadow of the Colossus’s music composer Kow Otani. He talks about the inspiration behind the music.
“The music feels like you might have saved someone you love, but you couldn’t save everyone you loved. For example, in the track “End of the Battle,” you would think the music would be triumphant after winning. But as a whole, this soundtrack has more in common with a prayer or a requiem.”
Check out the full interview in the video below.
To celebrate the beautiful music in Shadow of the Colossus, Japans Studios teamed up with iam8bit to release a 35 track 2 LP vinyl soundtrack.
You can preorder the vinyl soundtrack from iam8bit.com for $40 US. he soundtrack is expected to ship in Q2 2018.
You can read the full blog post here on the Playstation Blog.