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Sumthing Else Music Works Announces Release of Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack

May 26, 2009

Sumthing Else Music Works Announces Release of Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack

Featuring Music Composed by Kota Suzuki, Hideki Okugawa, Akihiko Narita and Seiko Kobuchi

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. The physical CD is distributed by Sumthing Distribution and the digital release is available on Sumthing Digital 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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