What with the Mass Effect team snagging Clint Mansell to score the third game in Bioware's space-opera, the Dragon Age 2 lot must have been a tad jealous. You can't really top signing Mansell - you and give 'The Last Man' from The Fountain a listen - so why not offer a left-field alternative. What, like Grammy-winning artists Florence + The Machine? Yes, the indie pop band will be featured in the Dragon Age 2 soundtrack, and no, I'm not making up the news.
Their song, "I'm Not Calling You A Liar', which is apparently quite popular with the 'kids' these days - I'm 22 now I can say that - is being re-imagined by composers Inon Zur and Steve Schnur, with a little bit of techno wizardry help from famed producer Jack Joseph Puig. The result? Varric's Theme. Whether this alluded to a certain Varric telling porkies, I don't know, but I am very interested to see how it turns out. It's all due for release on March 8th at the paltry price of £2.
A sample of the Dragon Age 2 soundtrack is available over at Sound Cloud, but why not just download the demo and give it a listen as you hack and slash Darkspawn? Not played the demo? Well we've got you covered again. Dragon Age 2 looks set to delight fans of the original, with a smoother combat system, more tactical options and a greater emphasis on cinematic conversations. However, if you had some minor to major niggles with Origins, don't expect to find them gone in the sequel. [Eurogamer]