We’re excited to announce that we’ll release the official soundtrack to DONTNOD’s newest Action-RPG Vampyr by BAFTA-Nominee & IFMCA award-winning composer Olivier Derivière on audiophile 180g double vinyl and CD this month. The vinyl and CD will start shipping in late October and are now up for pre-order (limited LP bundles and signed CDs available while stocks last).
Olivier Derivière’s haunting cinematic-meets-industrial score will be available on limited edition translucent red w/ black smoke 180g vinyl (BSR exclusive) and translucent red w/ black splatter 180 vinyl (US retail exclusive) and each variant comes in an exclusive deluxe gatefold sleeve with original artwork by DONTNOD’s concept artist Florent Auguy and additional layout by Dane Baudoin.
All songs got remastered for vinyl by Christian Bethge at RAMA Tonstudio. The vinyl includes three bonus tracks, is housed in poly-lined black inner sleeves and comes with a free download code for the digital album.
“Vampyr is one of the few opportunities for a composer to explore an instrument. I spent a lot of time with Eric Maria Couturier to create this very peculiar sound with a cello and I think his performance is beyond anything I wished. I am very grateful to have Black Screen Records releasing this vinyl edition as it feels even more genuine to its unique sounding. I will let you embrace the darkness but don’t forget to enjoy life.” – Olivier Derivière
ABOUT THE GAME:
Vampyr is an action role-playing video game developed by DONTNOD Entertainment (Life is Strange, Life is Strange 2, Remember Me) and published by Focus Home Interactive.
London, 1918. You are newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal. Will you embrace the monster within? Survive and fight against Vampyr hunters, undead skals, and other supernatural creatures. Use your unholy powers to manipulate and delve into the lives of those around you, to decide who will be your next victim. Struggle to live with your decisions… your actions will save or doom London.
Vampyr takes place after the Great War, in 1918 London. The city has been devastated by conflict, and the Spanish Flu is spreading rapidly among its citizens. While the British government struggles to rebuild the country, secretive groups led by supernatural beings are pulling strings with growing influence. Ancient vampire societies, occult scholars and relentless vampire hunters all compete for dominance in a shadowy conflict lasting a millennia. www.vampyr-game.com
ABOUT DONTNOD ENTERTAINMENT:
Founded in 2008, DONTNOD is an independent studio that develops video games in popular genres, such as adventure (Life is Strange), action (Remember Me) and RPG (Vampyr). Every new game is an original, multi-platform creation with a unique narrative experience and gameplay and is aimed at a wide audience, whether released in episodes, or in “one-shot” format. The studio has built an international reputation amongst working with worldwide leading publishers such as Square Enix, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Focus Home Interactive and Capcom. www.dont-nod.com
ABOUT BLACK SCREEN RECORDS:
Black Screen Records is a German record label based in Cologne that focuses on high quality vinyl releases of video game soundtracks. Since 2015 their team of passionate gamers, vinyl collectors and music industry professionals has been working with renowned composers such as Inon Zur, Jessica Curry, Jesper Kyd, Olivier Derivière, Michael Bross, Borislav Slavov and Jon Everist among others and has released the soundtracks to the critically acclaimed video games Earthworm Jim, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Another World, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, Vampyr, Shadowrun: Dragonfall & Hong Kong, Dear Esther and more on vinyl. For more information visit: www.blackscreenrecords.com
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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