We’ve written about the compositions of Dale North before: he’s the man behind such video game soundtracks as RWBY: Arrowfell, Wizard of Legend, Wargroove 2, Dreamscaper, Sparklite, and he also wrote the theme song to Nintendo Minute back when that was a thing. The latest game to bear his music, Astral Ascent, steps out of Early Access to become a full product on Steam today, and there’s more: Dale’s soundtrack is being made available separately at the same time.
Later this month, Katsu Entertainment LLC will be releasing Dogfight: A Sausage Bomber Story on Steam. It’s a bullet hell shooter where you weave old-styled airplanes in and out dodging massive amounts of enemy fire…but the twist this time is that you appear to be defending a society founded on an obsession with hot dogs.
Last Friday Helvetii, a character-action game set in Gallic Celtic mythology, was released for consoles and PC (except XBox). You play as war chief Divico in 100BC Gaul, who has just declared victory over the invading Roman legion but is now fighting something an axe can’t slay — a mysterious rot claiming the land around him AND his body. Divico must journey out to undo the source of the rot and restore what was lost inside him. That’s the game, but the subject of this post is the soundtrack.
We’ve spotlighted the work of video game music artist Dale North here before. His latest work is the soundtrack for Marble Knights, a competitive brawler where all the fighters have giant round marbles for lower bodies and victory involves mastery of rolling physics and ricocheting off each other in just the right way. Marble Knights was developed by Wayforward, who always does good work, but unfortunately the game is currently exclusive to Apple Arcade.
Two years ago, Wizard of Legend was released for consoles and PC. It’s a procedurally generated roguelike where you guide a wizard through ten-floor dungeons called the “Chaos Trials.” The game received good reviews and strong sales, and if you liked the soundtrack (composed by the great Dale North), good news: it’s been remixed as the latest installment of Scarlet Moon Records’ Prescription For Sleep series.
Scarlet Moon Productions announced that every backer of the Mystiqa Kickstarter campaign would receive a Dale North composed, five-album, soundtrack package. North has been the composer for titles, such as Wizard of Legend and Sparklite.
Dale North is a video game composer who grew up in Tokyo and lives today in San Diego. He’s provided the soundtrack to many video games and even some video game-related promotional material (the themes for the official Nintendo Minute series on YouTube were composed by him). Last year he created the soundtrack to The Long Return, a game about a young cub reliving the memories of its lost mother.
Dale North is a video game composer who grew up in Tokyo and lives today in San Diego. He’s provided the soundtrack to many video games and even some video game-related promotional material (the themes for the official Nintendo Minute series on YouTube were composed by him).