Konami, Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames will be unleashing the next, and very long-awaited, chapter in the Metal Gear series this week with Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. Centering around the storyline of the flashy cyborg ninja Raiden, this will be a heavy action delight for the eyes and ears. A press release from CineMedia Productions states, “Featuring extremely fast hardcore electronic/heavy metal music, the soundtrack in METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE marks a clear departure from the music of the previous Metal Gear games.” Do not fret, Metal Gear fans! This will be a notably amped up musical presentation, paralleling the action-centric direction that Kojima Productions has entrusted with the very worthy PlatinumGames developers.
Among the soundtrack artists featured by composer Jamie Christopherson is Free Dominguez. Coming from Kidneythieves and previously contributing to the soundtrack of Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy, Free Dominguez lent her musical talents to a unique boss encounter. Free worked on the track Stranger I Remain, whose boss character is Mistral. What’s pretty cool is Free even had a premonition of this role, as posted in her Kidneythieves blog back in the end of 2010. “The composer Jamie and team did a fantastic job and the game story and characters I think are so cool,” said Free. The songs during the boss battles in Metal Gear Rising Revengeance have been composed in such a way that they start out as an instrumental and morph into an all-out vocal performance. Be ready to shred through boss battles with some pumping adrenaline!
Fans near the GameStop at Universal City Walk will have a special treat and get to hear a concert, where Free Dominguez will be performing with a band on Monday, February 18th. Game producers Korekado-san and Inaba-san will be signing autographs at GameStop from 8-10PM. Don’t miss it if you’re out there.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance will be available starting Tuesday, February 19th, in a standard edition and an uber-electric special Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Limited Edition (with soundtrack). The Metal Gear Rising Revengeance soundtrack will also be available from the label Sumthing Else, on the same day. For more details on Free Dominguez and her upcoming work, visit freedominguez.com.