The latest installment in the behindthescenes series about the making of God of War: Ragnarok sheds light on the making of the soundtrack. after the past episodes In the new video, the Santa Monica Studios team provides insight into creating the emotional music experience for the players, addressing themes around the story, combat system, characters or accessibility.
Due to the challenging conditions during the creation process, the orchestras in London and Iceland had to be coordinated by the Los Angeles technical team.
For example, the melodies and musical themes for Atreus are discussed, which received its own musical theme for the first time compared to the previous part from 2018. Original instruments such as the nickel harpa and Hardanger violin have been used here to create a typical Scandinavian sound.
The composition of Angrboda’s melody is also examined more closely, which is based on the theme of Atreus, but with softer tones due to the connection of the two characters. Other charismatic instruments were also used here, such as dulcimers and wooden flutes.
God of War: Ragnarok released on November 9 for PS4 and PS5.
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