ArenaNet partners with lauded video game merchandiser iam8bit
Following the huge success of the soundtrack to the first Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns, acclaimed publisher and developer ArenaNet™ has once again partnered with video game master merchandisers iam8bit to bring Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire’s orchestral soundtrack to the fans.
Composed by the incredibly talented Maclaine Diemer (with support from Wilbert Roget II, Brendon Williams, and Stan LePard), pre-orders for the collector’s edition vinyl record of Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire’s soundtrack – featuring beautiful album art – go live today.
“It was an incredible honor to work on the soundtrack for Path of Fire, the latest Guild Wars 2 expansion”, said Maclaine Diemer, Composer. ”Let’s focus on that last word: expansion. I think it sums up the idea at the core of Path of Fire very nicely. This expansion is all about wide open spaces, exploration, and travelling to distant horizons. The music for Path of Fire reflects the mystical desert plains and bustling merchant cities we now find ourselves exploring.”
“The music is often light and airy, like the breeze washing over a sand dune. Sometimes it takes a turn toward the mysterious, with bold brass chords moving in parallel motion in a key that is neither major nor minor. Occasionally it becomes more energetic, with driving percussion and soaring strings, lifting you as you fly over a lush oasis, perhaps on the back of a Griffon. And, of course, it often becomes menacing and heavy as we face the armies of our enemies, the rotting Awakened, the crystalline Branded, and the armored Forged.”
Pre-orders are now open for the vinyl collector’s edition Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire soundtrack (iam8bit.com, $42), plus the digital edition is live to purchase from today:
- iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/guild-wars-2-path-of-fire-original-soundtrack/id1294965034 (£6.99)
- Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1294965034
- Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B076BYFWN6 (£7.99)
- For more information and assets, please visit:
- Vinyl and digital images: https://hkstrategies.egnyte.com/fl/bzQV3TeSGm
- Maclaine Diemer, composer: http://maclainediemer.com
The highly acclaimed Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire is available to buy starting at $29.99 / €29.99 / £25.99 or as part of a bundle with Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (starting at $49.99 / €49.99 / £42.99) at buy.guildwars2.com.