With only one week until the highly-anticipated release of God of War, Sony announced that the complete soundtrack for God of War is now available on Spotify. Composer Bear McCreary also shared his experience while creating the music for the game, and what it meant for him.
When Santa Monica Studio asked me to compose the score to the new God of War, I was awestruck, because I’m such a fan of the original games in the franchise. As I collaborated with game director Cory Barlog, it became clear that this new game would require wholly new music that did not revisit the memorable scores of the original games, but instead ventured forth into new musical territory. I took my memories of that classic God of War soundtrack – the deep choirs, pounding drums, and shrieking brass – and reinvented them for a Norse age. I wrote new themes, and introduced to the music exotic instrumentation and languages from various Northern European folk traditions.
McCreary also revealed that his favourite soundtrack is "Memories of Mother", as it was the first theme he wrote for God of War. Initially, this theme was meant to be Kratos' theme, however, as the game moved into full production, McCreary and Santa Monica Studios realized that the theme was actually too sad and lyrical to represent Kratos. This led the team to use this theme to represent Atreus’ mother instead.
In addition, Sony has also released a new gameplay trailer for God of War, as well as unboxing video for the game's Collector's Edition. You can check out both videos below.
God of War releases on the 20th of April exclusively on PS4.
Source: PlayStation Blog