What makes a video game memorable? Well, for most it’s the characters, the story, the gameplay, and the worlds we explore. But, there is a hidden joy in just about every video game that helps bring it to life: music. Music helps sell the drama of scenes, or, get caught in your head to make sure you have it for a long time. Music is important to gamers, and many like to show it in very special ways. Take, for example, the team at Materia Collective, who have been remaking classic video game music from the Castlevania series in the form of Resurrection of the Night.
This remaking of classic Castlevania songs isn’t just a simple redo, it’s a full-blown orchestral recreation with added solos and other music tracks to bring out the beauty of the music even more. The team already released Vol.1 of Resurrection of the Night, and went to Kickstarter to try and get Vol.2 of the series done. Well, the Producer of the project went to Twitter to make an announcement yesterday:
We made it!! @MateriaColl @TPStoney @SebastianWolff @RollingStone @VideoGamesLive @gamasutra @OSVgamemusic @Crunchyroll @First4Figures @zreomusic @pkmnreorch @vg_grooVes @HardcoreGamer @nichegamer @realotakugamer @RetromaniacMag @VGMOnline @OnRPG @MMOExaminer @tinycartridge pic.twitter.com/6GRWxTHx2E
— Wayne Strange (@WStrangeMusic) November 27, 2017
Yep! It got funded, and because of that, the second volume will be made and released under the title Resurrection Of The Night: Alucard’s Elegy. This second volume will, “delve deeper into Alucard’s tragic story as he bears witness to his mother’s heinous execution, exposes Shaft’s stronghold over the vampire hunter, and ultimately, reunites with his father, Dracula.”
Just like before, the compilation will feature music by a professional choir and orchestra. Now that they are funded, production will begin, with the goal of releasing the new album by October of next year. If their first album is any indication, this will be good.