LittleBigPlanet 2 will be released in just a few weeks. One thing that I personally look forward to is the music and thanks to the credits in the current LBP 2 beta we already know what songs will be included in the final game. We’ve embedded a few of the songs below, but first you can read a bit about the soundtrack on MediaMolecule’s Blog:
LittleBigPlanet’s soundtrack was very well received, so the pressure was most definitely on to live up to people’s expectations with the music in our latest project. You’ll have to be the judge of whether we’ve actually managed to do that, but I’m quietly confident that you’ll be pleased with what we’ve put together for you.
We’ve worked with some top talent to bring you more original, mash-up inspired interactive music and we have a licensed soundtrack which, as with the first game, is made up of catchy tunes which enhance the levels in our story mode whilst also giving you a large, eclectic library of music to use in your own levels.
For those of you with a LittleBigPlanet profile to import, you’ll be able to access all of the things you collected or purchased with LittleBigPlanet, including music. In fact, if you have all the music from LittleBigPlanet and existing DLC, LittleBigPlanet 2 will bring your music library to a grand total of 5 hours and 5 minutes. That’s assuming you can collect them all of course
But we don’t just have more awesome interactive and licensed music, we have some exciting new music features too. Firstly, there’s a whole new category of music object – cinematic music – which are intended for use primarily in, you guessed it, cinematics, a new feature in LittleBigPlanet 2. There are over 30 of these, some plain vanilla, some interactive, covering a whole range of emotions – looping beds to score scenes of love, sadness, panic, victory and suspense, and short sharp stingers you can use to highlight key moments. You’re not limited to just using them in your cinematics though, you can of course do what you like with them and use them in your levels to score dramatic events during gameplay.
But what if you can’t find a piece of music that perfectly fits your creation? That brings me to the biggest and bestest new music feature – the Music Sequencer. Despite the large library of music in the original LittleBigPlanet and expanding upon this with DLC, there’s no amount of music that we could practically support the community with when there are over three million levels! So, in true LBP community-lovin’ style, we’ve given you the ability to write your own music. If you’re not on the beta, then check out the interview with Baiyon below for a sneak preview of the music sequencer.
These are just some of the new audio features in LittleBigPlanet 2. There are also new toys to play with in the realm of sound and speech too, so keep your eyes peeled!
Now, time for some music:
Daniel Pembertion – Disco Divertimento
Ladytron – Ghosts
HP Riot – I Have Changed
Nightwish – Whoever Brings The Night
The Planet Rockers – Batteroo
Röyksopp – Vision One
Trüby Trio – A Go Go
Ferry Corsten – Rock Your Body Rock
My Little Cheap Dictaphone – What Are You Waiting For
Mahala Rai Banda – Mahalageasca (Felix B Jaxxhouz Dub)
Esquivel – Limehouse Blues
Lorn – Automaton
Trentemøller – Into The Great Wide Yonder
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Walter Murphy – A Fifth of Beethoven
Planetarium – Squarepusher
Plaid – New Family
Daniel Pemberton – Also Sprach Zarathustra
Shostakovich – The Gladfly Suite
Ochre – Infotain Me
Thanks to PaddyJ