Lindsey Stirling, otherwise known as the Internet's favourite gaming violinist, teams up with famed composer Inon Zur on the Fantasia: Music Evolved soundtrack.
Fantasia: Music Evolved developer Harmonix revealed the game's full set list at PAX Prime this weekend. You can check it out below, finding a blend of classical music familiar to fans of the original Fantasia and pop hits, both classic and modern; the list of contributing pop artists ranges from Queen to Nicki Minaj.
The most surprising inclusion is a track called Scout's Theme, penned by Inon Zur, whom you may remember from such scores as Dragon Age, Icewind Dale 2, Fallout - and, like, a gazillion more. The original song tells the story of Fantasia: Music Evolved's protagonist, Scout, and features Lindsey Stirling.
Oh, who's that? You may remember her from such videos as "Epic Violinist does Skyrim":
And "Epic Violinist does The Legend of Zelda":
Epic Violinist does Halo:
Epic violinist does Assassin's Creed:
You get the idea. These videos probably have real names but I consider mine pretty accurate pieces of nomenclature.
Anyway! Fantasia: Music Evolved releases for Xbox One and Kinect on October 21. It has players exploring and interacting with a musical world, their actions remixing the music around them as they navigate obstacles and meet other challenges. You'd better take a look at some footage.
Here's that set list I promised:
- Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 from the New World
- Vivaldi – The Four Seasons: Winter, 1st Movement
- Avicii – Levels
- J.S. Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
- Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
- Cee Lo Green – Forget You
- David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
- Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence
- Drake – Take Care (ft. Rihanna)
- Elton John – Rocket Man
- The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Pt. 1
- Fun. – Some Nights
- Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
- Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
- Inon Zur – Scout's Theme (ft. Lindsey Stirling)
- Jimi Hendrix – Fire
- Kimbra – Settle Down
- Lady Gaga – Applause
- Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- Lorde – Royals
- M.I.A. – Galang
- Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On
- Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain
- New Order – Blue Monday
- Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
- Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes
- Police – Message in a Bottle
- Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Medley
- The Who – The Real Me
- White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
- Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik