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Publisher Microids, perhaps best known for its love of classic game franchises and multimedia IPs, has announced the launch of its own music label, Microids Records. The new in-house venture will focus on releasing soundtracks for the French publisher’s litany of PC and console games.
“Microids Records and the new Entertainment division demonstrate Microids’ desire to develop the company’s brands and content beyond the video game medium”, said Microids Vice President of Entertainment Frederic Claquin. “To be able to launch this label with two original scores by Inon Zur is a blessing and a real honor, especially as we celebrate the Syberia 20th anniversary of the series.
As noted in the statement above, the label’s first two releases will be Inon Zur’s dramatic scores for the adventure titles Syberia 2 (2004) and Syberia 3 (2017). In the future, fans can expect more releases from the new label, which was formed as part of Microids’ continued desire to increase its merchandising output beyond the realm of physical video games themselves. .
“This music label launch is a major step for Microids,” adds Stéphane Longeard, CEO of the company. “We have always been keen to offer musical scores that enhance the games we create and pay tribute to our great IPS, by collaborating with renowned artists such as Inon Zur for example. We are fully aware of the importance of a good musical atmosphere for musicians, and we can’t wait to share what will be released next under the Microids Records label!
next version of Microids, Asterix & Obelix XXXL: Aries of Hiberniawill launch on October 13.