In a press release sent to us, Capcom’s Kota Suzuki talked a little bit about the sound design for Resident Evil Revelations 2. He revealed that they decided to focus on “duality of sound” when it comes to the original soundtrack, which is now available for purchase (if you are interested, you can buy it right now on Amazon with through this page). Check out the first part of his comments below:
Our main theme of focus was ‘duality of sound’ implemented through original instruments. We assembled this compilation with two distinct genres of sound in mind. Aiming for the overall music to deliver a broad, airy feel, while at the same time introducing acoustic instruments to create gaps within the sound, the composition reduces how quickly players grow accustomed to the music, and allows for sound effects to easily create the game’s desired atmosphere.
Kota Suzuki also talked about collborating with Nima Fakhrara, a film composer who previously worked on Gatchaman, The Pyramid, and The Courier. Suzuki believed that Fakhrara’s works fit in perfectly with Capcom’s goals when it comes to designing the sounds of the videogame:
We always kept aiming to provide players with a new sense of suspense and surprise with this installation. His productions possessed that particular element of darkness that worked perfectly with our[s]. After many brainstorming sessions we decided to use ‘iron’ and ‘water’ as our concepts in creating new instruments. And, after recording, we edited and mixed the sound with other tracks to create a truly unique sound…His touch was exactly what we needed to give our sound the definitive edge.
The Resident Evil Revelations 2 had a somewhat unique release structure as it was first released digitally in four episodes on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The first chapter came out on February 24 with the subsequent ones coming out the following three weeks. A physical disc version, containing all episodes along with extra content, was made available on the 17th of March. If you haven’t already, you can purchase the physical disc release through this page from Amazon.