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The String Arcade: orchestral game cover album coming February 11

The String Arcade is a new orchestral game soundtrack album composed by Dren McDonald and Lord of the Rings movie musician Jason Poss. All proceeds will go to charity, and the full track-list has been revealed.


In a release sent to VG247, McDonald explained that all of the money made from the album will go to an after school music program in Alameda, California. Available February 11, the album can now be pre-ordered on iTunes at $7.99 and as a physical release for $9.99 at Bandcamp. The CD version includes two bonus tracks.

The full soundtrack features string quartet renditions of the following songs:

  • Grasswalk (Plants vs. Zombies)
  • Echos of Ecco (Ecco the Dolphin)
  • Ferdinand Wanders Out For a Late Night Haircut (Pettington Park)
  • Engii (FTL - Faster Than Light)
  • Sonic 2 Scherzo (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
  • Outlaws Title Theme (Outlaws)
  • Medicated Cow Walks the Cobbled Streets with Disgruntled Goat (Ravenshire Castle)
  • Scurvy Scallywags Theme (Scurvy Scallywags)
  • Scabb Cemetery/International House of Mojo (The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge)
  • Altered Beast Title Theme (Altered Beast)
  • Optimism For an Improvement in The John Situation
  • Turret Suite (Portal 2) Valve
  • Minecraft Title Theme (Minecraft)
  • Tron Arcade Medley (Tron Arcade)
  • Tango Down (graBLOX)
  • Dance of the Space Bugs (Galaga)
  • The Legend of Zelda (The Legend of Zelda - NES)

Let us know if you pick it up.

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