Blizzard has released the Echoes of War
music set we posted about
a while back, and they've got a nice new site
to go along with it. The site features a trailer of what you'll hear on the CDs (and the included DVD, which has a feature length documentary, among other interviews and features): music from all of Blizzard's universes, from World of Warcraft
to Diablo III
. Pretty awesome. We originally said there'd be 70 minutes, but it turns out there's over 90 minutes of music to go around here. At $50 for the whole set and $30 for just the CDs, it might be a little pricey to pick up yourself, but it would make a great gift
this holiday for a Warcraft
fan (hopefully one close to you, so you can burn the CDs after you buy them, too).
And even if you don't want to buy the set, the new site has sample tracks
which are definitely worth listening to. Blizzard gets a lot of praise for their art design and gameplay, and while their music isn't the most memorable in videogaming (Mario's theme, Final Fantasy
's music, or the Zelda
tunes are probably much easier to recollect for most gamers), all of Blizzard's tunes are definitely epic enough to fit nicely in the games they're written for.
[via WoW LJ
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