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16 Apr 2010 - Studios Unite for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Yesterday the Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Original Soundtrack was released in Japan, several weeks before the PSP game itself. The album revealed the full team behind the game and confirmed that three studios were involved in the composition: Kojima Productions, GEM Impact, and Soundelux.

The majority of the soundtrack was composed by the in-house team at Kojima Productions. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops returnee Akihiro Honda headlined the soundtrack with the orchestral main theme and two theme songs — "Heaven's Divide" sung by Donna Burke and "Love Deterrence" featuring Nana Mizuki. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots composers Kazumi Jinnouchi and Nobuko Toda were also responsible for a range of instrumental compositions, including the majority of the cinematic cues.

GEM Impact once again returned to the series, but this time were only responsible for three tracks — "Little Brother" co-composed by Norihiko Hibino, "Air Strike" by Yoshitaka Suzuki, and the climactic "Boot Sequence" by Takahiro Izutani. Soundelux were also involved in the composition, having previously been involved in the series purely in a voice recording capacity. Experienced additional music composer Todd Haberman composed two of the biggest cues of the score. Jeremy Soule also made a surprise debut on the series, fusing the distinctive Metal Gear sound with his own trademarks in "Tank Corps".
Written by Chris Greening

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