If there's one factor followers and non-fans of FromSoftware agree on, it is that the studio's video games comprise some stellar music. Whilst early because the Darkish Souls collection, by means of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Bloodborne all the way in which to Elden Ring you would be laborious pressed to discover a single recreation with out its personal record of iconic tracks.
However whereas the music is well-recognised, the title behind a lot of that physique of labor sadly might not be. Yuka Kitamura is a longtime FromSoftware composer, whose title must be fairly acquainted to anybody who counts the studio's work amongst their favourites.
Having been a core a part of the storied Japanese crew for 12 years, Kitamura is unfortunately transferring on. The legendary composer introduced her departure on Twitter, confirming that she'll proceed to compose music – simply in a contract capability.
Thanks all on your continued help.
At the moment I've an announcement to make.
I've determined to depart FromSoftware, the corporate I labored for, and to begin working new as a contract composer on this August.
— Yuka Kitamura (@_Yuka_Kitamura_) August 1, 2023
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“I want to proceed to precise myself in recreation music by means of numerous genres of music. I hope you'll look ahead to my music sooner or later!” she added.
“Thanks all on your continued help.”
Kitamura created a web site the place you may observe her work, and it does, in fact, record all of the video games she contributed to at FromSoftware. The composer began with Darkish Souls 2 and Armored Core: Verdict Day, and have labored on each recreation since, together with Elden Ring.
It isn't clear whether or not she additionally composed for the upcoming Shadow of the Erdrtree DLC, although it isn't referenced on her web site. Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon can also be conspicuously lacking, indicating that she could not have labored on that recreation both.
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However, we want Kitamura all one of the best in her future endeavours. Should you're within the temper for one thing totally different from the composer, her web site has just a few items of non-game music. For her work on FromSoftwware's video games, YouTube has you coated.