The Creative Assembly provides insight into Shogun 2's music

Earlier today, the Creative Assembly released a new developer diary detailing the music in its upcoming release, Shogun 2: Total War.

In the video, Jeff Van Dyke, Composer and Audio Director at the Creative Assembly explained the studio is working to make the game’s music as authentic as possible to draw users into the world of Feudal Japan. To achieve this, the Creative Assembly turned to TaikOz, an Australian band that performs using authentic Japanese Taiko drums.

TaikOz has performed throughout the world, bringing its unique Australian flare to the traditional Japanese percussion instruments. This experience made the group an ideal selection for Shogun 2, as it is well versed in playing both traditional and modern Taiko music.

“This project here with Shogun 2 is really interesting for us, because it’s kind of blending the traditional with the modern. We’ve got a huge number of instruments here in the studio, Jeff’s composed for the complete Taiko ensemble,” Ian Cleworth, Artistic Director for TaikOz, said in the video.

Cleworth explained he expects the powerful beats and rhythmic pulsing of the Taiko drums to provide a boost to the game, as Jeff Van Dyke’s score challenged the band to put on one of its best performances.

According to Jeff Van Dyke, the game will include between 20 and 30 minutes of unique music with anywhere from 30 to 40 songs.

Shogun 2: Total War, sequel to Creative Assemblies first Total War game, which released in 2000, is expected to hit PCs on March 15, 2011. The Total War series is renowned for its unique combination of turn-based strategy gameplay and real time, strategic battles featuring 1,000s of units.

[stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D1d-IYdFgn34 img=x:/img.youtube.com/vi/1d-IYdFgn34/0.jpg embed=false share=false width=450 height=253 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /]

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Gaming News

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet go to the Paldea Region

Today, we may have gotten a closer look at what may be the most ambitious Pokemon game in a while. From the trailer, it looks like this will be a …

Soda Crisis Splash Game Reviews

Soda Crisis Impressions

The side-scrolling shooter genre of games is one that has been a staple for many years. In recent years you have games like ‘My Friend Predro’ and ‘Cuphead’ that have …

GenZeroes Gaming News

GenZeroes Interview with Ben Sawyer – Fan Expo 2022

GenZeroes is a very unique concept. A hybrid live action show and comic book with some crypto sprinkled in.

H3Pro Hybrid Gaming News

EPOS H3 Pro Hybrid – New Colors and New Features

An amazing headset just got better

Gaming News

Infinite Album Adds Customization to Your Background Music

As more and more people get into streaming, problems with finding the right music for every mood grows. Add on top of that, finding decent music that can be streamed …

Gaming News

A Different Take on Tower Defense – Hostile Mars | PAX East 2022

While browsing the PAX East show floor, Hostile Mars caught our eye right away. At first glance, it reminded us of No Man Sky but with a lot more combat. …