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Lords of Shadow 2 Has the Largest Orchestra Ever Used for Gaming

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After fans’ reactions to the stellar soundtrack of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Spanish composer, Oscar Araujo, has returned to produce a soundtrack for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 with one of the greatest orchestral companies in the world.

In this behind-the-scenes video, the producer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dave Cox has come forward to let us know why they decided to go with Araujo one more time. Afterwards, Araujo himself chimes in to explain what it took in order to produce a soundtrack that will attempt to exceed the near-perfect work he did on the first title, while also exhibiting a sense of growth for the franchise’s music as a whole.

As more orchestral footage is shown, Araujo continues to explain the importance of relating the soundtrack to its visual environment and also, most importantly, to its main character, Gabriel Belmont. There is another particular piece of interest in regard to Lords of Shadow 2’s soundtrack — it was recorded in Abbey Road Studios.

For those who don’t know, Abbey Road Studios was where John Williams scored five out of six ‘Star Wars‘ films and where ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy’s soundtrack was recorded as well. Considering the amount of growth and time that has occurred between Lords of Shadow and its sequel, it makes sense that Castlevania would go to one of the grandest stages possible in order to help tell its tale.

We can’t wait to see Dracula hit the modern world with Araujo’s stellar sounds in the background as Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will come out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on Feb. 25.

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