New Abzu Music Trailer

A look at how several musical institutions contributed to Abzu’s unique soundtrack.

Giant Squid Studios has released a new trailer for its upcoming underwater exploration game, Abzu, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the game’s hauntingly unique music was created.

The two-and-a-half minute trailer highlights Abzu’s musical score composed by Grammy Award-winning composer Austin Wintory, whose past gaming-related projects include composing and conducting music for games like Journey, The Order: 1886, flOw, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.

Abzu’s music was skillfully crafted using talent from the likes of the Nashville Scoring Orchestra, the London Voices Choir, and the Abzu Harp Ensemble. The trailer features a mixture of actual gameplay, and footage that offers a closer look at how Abzu’s music came together. Overall, the music is gorgeous and truly compliment Abzu’s immersive gameplay which ranges from serene and placid underwater exploration, breathtakingly grand moments including the ability to swim alongside massive whales, and thrilling encounters with a mysterious shark.

Abzu is set to launch for both PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow, August 2nd.

Be sure to check out the trailer below to learn more about Abzu’s soundtrack.

For more incredible examples of indie game music, be sure to check out these five beautiful indie game soundtracks, which includes a sampling of Austin Wintory's award-winning score for Journey. If you're looking to stay up-to-date on all of the latest indie game news, learn how Telltale's new Crowd Play multiplay feature will be included in all upcoming Telltale games, and how a Life Is Strange TV adaptation is currently in the works!  

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