Being that I'm drenched in the sweet, tenderising juices of 3DS hype, I almost forgot that EA's sequel to 'quite alright, actually' racer Need for Speed SHIFT is being released this week. That may end up being more than a little unfair, since it's shaping up to be quite the potential speedster - especially if its soundtracks is anything to go by.
SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED takes a unique approach to its soundtrack, using a team of top notch OST dudes to reimagine actual proper songs, remixing them to match the racing experience that SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED provides.
“This is a totally unique approach to videogame scores,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA. “We’ve brought together some of the most cutting-edge composers from various film, TV, trailer and gaming backgrounds in entertainment to re-imagine the music of ten absolutely distinctive bands and sonically encapsulate the driver’s emotional journey.”
Of course, the previous quote sounds a bit like marketing schlock, but it is an interesting approach.
Here are the songs being used:
30 Seconds To Mars - Night Of The Hunter Anberlin - We Owe This To Ourselves Biffy Clyro - Mountains The Bravery - Ours Escape The Fate - Issues Hollywood Undead - Levitate Jimmy Eat World - Action Needs An Audience Rise Against - Help Is On The Way Stone Temple Pilots - Take A Load Off Switchfoot - The Sound (John M. Perkins Blues)
I'm quite interested to see just how this works within the context of the game.