The Last of Us: Joel and Ellie banter
Let's lighten the mood with some jokes
What's the leading cause of divorce in America
Mike and I are excited, elated, proud, relieved, and a bunch of other emotions to *FINALLY* announce the release of a soundtrack of Jeremy Zuckerman’s score from Book 1 of The Legend of Korra. I can’t begin to summarize the 9-year struggle we have endured to get any sort of a soundtrack released. We love Jeremy’s music deeply, and we know the fans do too, so it has been an incredibly frustrating wait and battle to make this a reality. All of the online petitions for an Avatar: The Last Airbender soundtrack were an amazing show of support from thousands of people and greatly appreciated, but for so long it seemed to be in vain as the idea of a soundtrack was blocked at a bureaucratic impasse.
Gratefully, thanks to the tireless efforts of some key people inside and outside of Nickelodeon who championed this project for many years, it is finally happening. Now, we are very aware that those petitions were for an Avatar soundtrack, which has yet to see the light of day. Firstly, we are lucky to get any sort of music release to happen, and secondly, our hope is that the Korra Book 1 soundtrack will be a success and show the company that there is a real demand for other music releases, Avatar included.
And a *HUGE* thank to Jeremy for his incredible scores. We are honored and lucky to get to work with a composer so immensely talented and dedicated. Congratulations on the release!
Above is the art I painted for the cover. Below is some info about the release:
–The first-ever The Legend of Korra soundtrack - The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One – will be available digitally and in stores everywhere on Tuesday, July 16.
–The album showcases 26 original instrumental tracks composed by Jeremy Zuckerman.
–The album is currently available for pre-order.
–The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One is being released by Nickelodeon and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
And here is an article on the Wall St. Journal blog that features a 4-minute cue in its entirety.
[TRANSLATED] Hope’s Role in “Lightning Returns”
Here it is~!! ^^ The original report can be found HERE.
- Excuse me, but what do you mean by “we have to return to Hope”?
KITASE: Oh, Lightning is required to return to Hope at 6AM every morning. And if you get too swallowed up in the game and forget, Hope calls and asks you to come back. LOL
- Wait? She has a curfew!? Why does Lightning have to return to Hope every day?
TORIYAMA: Basically, Lightning has to update Hope on all the quests she completes and all the souls she saves. By doing this, you gain more “time”. In this game, you can only recover lost time where Hope is located. There are supposed to be “13 Days” before the end of the world, but in reality, the game begins with only seven days left. By completing various quests and reporting them to Hope, you can increase the time limit to the original thirteen days.
- So Hope is more than just a navigator! But where exactly is he?
TORIYAMA: Hope is in a special realm known as “The Ark”, and he watches over Lightning from this location. Also, you will not lose any time when you report to Hope. When you return to him, your HP and GP (Glory Points) will also recover fully. So you create little strategies like, “Hmm… I’m going to have to report to Hope soon, so I won’t need to recover any HP by eating at this restaurant.”
Hope gets updated. World gets more time to live.
Without Hope the world will end?
I see what they did there.
All is as it should be.
All is well.
it’s weird because, like, mainstream gaming seems to hold huge contempt towards the Kingdom Hearts series as a whole
yet still acts like KH3 is going to be a godsend
I agree with this sentiment 100%. Every single gaming news site I’ve ever heard of has at least two or three articles dedicated to expressing how bad they think the KH series’s story-line is, or how much they think KH shouldn’t be relevant anymore.
I really can’t help but think that the majority of the people behind those articles were just hopping on the hate train because it was the popular thing to do, and the same dudes are probably praising KH3 for similar reasons.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an online personality submit a thoughtful, informed, and unbiased opinion on the series anywhere outside of personal blogs.
If you have saved files for FFXIII and FFXIII-2, you will be able to obtain Lightning’s outfits from those titles.
Earlier today, Siliconera met with Aksys games and BlazBlue producer Toshimichi Mori. We talked about a bunch of topics and one of them was why Arc System Works skipped the Xbox 360 version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma.
All of the other main BlazBlue titles are multiplatform…
I wonder how much cash M$ had to dump on Squenix to get KH3 to go multi-platform?
Sony and Square-Enix at E3
I’m so hyped right now. Holy shit guys. My faith in Squenix and Sony has been vindicated. They announced FFVXIII in 2006. 2006. I went out and got a PS3 at launch (for $600) in anticipation. Then Square decided to release KH games on every handheld under the sun and delay KH3 until they had FFVXIII under their belt. 7 years later, I was losing all hope, it was looking like both games were shovel ware, and I was kinda miffed. But today… today was a good day.