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Video Games Live Will Be Releasing Its Third Album After Kickstarter Success

Posted by Andy Green

Music to our ears

Video Games Live has been touring around for a good few years, performing some of gaming's greatest ever themes and ballads using a range of different musical instruments.

It was created by industry veteran Tommy Tallarico, and the team set up a Kickstarter campaign a month ago in an attempt to acquire the funding for its third album, fittingly titled Level 3.

Well, you'll be pleased to hear the project has managed to meet its goal and the album will be made, with Video Games Live aiming to release it on 18th February 2014. It raised $285,081, smashing through its intended target of $250,000.

It will be a studio recording with a piece orchestra consisting of 60-72 people, a more than 60 person choir and a full rock band.

Level 3 will feature never before released Video Games Live music arrangements from many game franchises. So far the confirmed tracks include Monkey Island, Street Fighter II, Beyond Good and Evil, Tetris, Silent Hill 2, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Skyrim, Journey and Shadow of the Colossus. Music from Super Mario World is also looking to be implemented, though the producers need to receive permission from Nintendo first.

The team also wanted to make a full length feature film and documentary that would include, a making-of, interviews with composers and designers, and history of each game's music. It would have been recorded during the upcoming Video Games Live Latin America tour taking place later this year, however, the campaign fell way short of its $750,000 stretch goal.

Will you be picking up this album next year? What are your favourite Video Games Live pieces? Let us know in the comment section below.


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User Comments (7)



NintyMan said:

This is good; my sister has been a strong supporter of the kickstarter and VGL in general, so this will make her happy. We've enjoyed going to their concerts.



TromboneGamer said:

It's a good thing they were funded, but seeing stretch goals not met is becoming increasingly disappointing to me. Maybe that's because they're there at the start of the campaign and not added later. Something about my psyche tells me I'm being mislead I guess.



ueI said:

I probably won't get it. I'm only familiar with a fifth of those listed games.



unrandomsam said:

What I want is an rendition of the Opera from Final Fantasy VI (III SNES) in English.



Kitsune_Rei said:

Awesomesauce! I was upset I missed the Kickstarter ending since I didn't see this till now, but there is an extended period you can still get in through their website!
We saw them in concert last year and it was well worth it. I really enjoyed the music to a lot of games even though I wasn't familiar with many of them, so I don't know why you'd think you won't like it if you don't know what it is.

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