This Friday, May 9th Bound by Flame will be available in stores! To celebrate a new and final teaser video of the most ambitious RPG from Spiders studio has been released. In this final launch trailer, showcased is music by Olivier Derivière (Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry, Remember Me), who has created an original Bound by Flame soundtrack that is both thrilling and sublime.
This latest Bound by Flame video also highlights one of the important elements in the game, the background story and the gameplay: the relationship between the hero and the flame demon that possesses him. The choices and decisions you make in the game will determine if you allow your demonic side to predominate and gradually transform you physically in exchange for his powerful fire magic, or if you resist the demon’s control and retain your humanity to develop your heroic skills.
Your human/demon duality will have a notable impact not only on your approach to the extremely tactical combat in the game, but also on the reaction of the people around you, particularly your relationship with your companions. It is therefore a central component in Bound by Flame that will influence your game experience depending on your choices and also assure gameplay longevity: players who want to try every possible way of progressing through the adventure are sure to start the game again to make totally different decisions from the first time!
Bound by Flame is released on the 9th May (it’s also a TiX writer’s birthday that day too!) and in preparation for release day Spider Studios, Focus Home Interactive, Olivier Derivière and the singer Ire can now reveal it’s beautiful and haunting sound track in this video with commentary.
Olivier Derivière is a composer who won multiple awards for his work in video games (Remember Me, Assassin’s Creed 4). In this video illustrated by many new sequences and enthralling excerpts from the game’s soundtrack, Olivier tells us about his work on Bound by Flame. This is also the opportunity to discover singer Iré Zhekova, who gives her voice to some of the game’s music.
These two artists first explain how they steeped the music in an atmosphere of loneliness and despair conveyed in the dark atmosphere of the game. They also describe how they combined a murmuring choir with the clear sound of a single voice full of emotion to produce a sense of contrast between the game hero and the flame demon possessing him. They invented an imaginary language for Iré’s singing to explore the human voice and express emotions beyond the meaning of words and to express feelings of hope and fear.
A total of several hours of original music was created for the game, which embraces many different styles and also enhances the somber and unique atmosphere that is the hallmark of this epic roleplay title. You can listen to more extracts from this extraordinary musical oeuvre on the artist’s SoundCloud page;