Posted on May 26, 2009,

Resident Evil 5 OST: Music to Kill Zombies by Invades Stores

RES EVIL  Single Front with BindThe Resident Evil 5 original soundtrack is in stores today ready to give gamers music to shoot zombies by. The OST features the chilling work of composers Kota Suzuki, Hideki Okugawa, Akihiko Narita and Seiko Kobuchi who bring ‘panic horror’ in the steaming jungles of Africa to life.

Of course the OST has already been pirated of is up on the Internet for download, but if you enjoy the series and the music that makes RE5 that much scarier, please purchase it legitimately. You can get a copy in retail stores, from iTunes, or as a complete digital release or individual tracks from the  Sumthing Else Music Works Distribution site. It’s $9.99 for a 3 CD set with almost 3 hours of music.
More details follow the break.

Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Capcom®, proudly presents Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the new generation of the fear-inducing video game series. The Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack 3-CD set is released today to retail through Sumthing Else Music Works (www.sumthing.com). The physical CD is distributed by Sumthing Distribution and the digital release is available on Sumthing Digital (www.sumthingdigital.com) and iTunes®.

The Resident Evil® series has sold over 40 million units since the original game was released in 1996 and has spawned a multi-million dollar trilogy of films from Sony Pictures. Winning numerous awards and widespread positive reviews, Resident Evil® 5 is one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed games of the year. Game Informer honored Resident Evil 5 with “Game of the Month” status and an impressive 9.5/10 review score while PlayStation: The Official Magazine rated Resident Evil 5 with a perfect five-out-of-five score, remarking that “RE5 takes the co-op experience to a new level and reinvigorates the survival horror genre in the process.”

Lead Composer Kota Suzuki: “As the look of the game has changed from the previous series, I spent many hours trying to figure out how to approach it with music. We tend to relate horror with darkness, but this time the game takes place in Africa with a blazing hot sun.” I contemplated on how I could stir the player’s emotion by music embodying two opposite elements? After much trial and error, the director came up with a key phrase ‘panic horror.’ And from there, I put my focus on panic-stricken music for the players. In fact, I did often get panicky while playing this game myself. I wonder what your experiences will be?”

Co-producer and series veterans Jun Takeuchi (Lost Planet®) and Masachika Kawata (Resident Evil® 4 Wii Edition, Resident Evil®: Umbrella Chronicles) unleash an unprecedented level of fear for the new generation in Resident Evil 5, the sequel to one of the highest-rated videogames in history according to Metacritic.com and Gamerankings.com. Delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control, Resident Evil 5 brings new fans to the series across the globe. For more information on Resident Evil 5 please visit www.residentevil.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

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