Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls is so close you can almost hear it. Oh wait! You can actually hear it. Huh.
Blizzard provided the following soundtrack preview on Battle.net. No word on other sensory teasers in the realms of taste, physical pain. Maybe that’s a good thing.
“It’s an edit of quite a few things, starting with the bells tolling, into some of the creepy, textural orchestral music of the dungeons, then an ancient text chanted,” music director Derek Duke said.
“Next, you’ll hear some darkness and another choral text into an earlier musical progression from when the Blood Marsh (originally called “The Bog” within the team) was first being worked on. The piece then concludes with a version of the inevitability theme, mentioned previously, heard as a duet of solo violin and oboe over the descending four notes.
“That solo violin, heard so much in Reaper of Souls, has always represented to me, since I started working on the expansion, the hero’s personal and solitary decision (and commitment) to fulfill his or her destiny. It’s a great symbol of that singular choice to do what is needed to save Sanctuary and the whole of humanity.”
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls is the first expansion to Blizzard’s 2012 RPG and arrives on Mac and PC on March 25. It’s also coming to consoles but we don’t know when -although it will be bundled with the PS4 version, which is also undated.