Game company Bethesda Softworks released a new gameplay trailer of upcoming video game Deathloop.
The new Déjà vu trailer features gameplay footage of what to expect in the game. Murder, death, genius mechanics, death, and resurrection. In this particular video, Colt is targeting the Visionary Ramblin Frank Spicer.
Players will get to hear endless music due to the inhabitants of Blackreef having an infinite time of their lives, literally. Every looping day is a celebration of chaos, grandiosity, and debauchery.
“Along with the different visual influences in each district, we wanted to ensure players would hear different things between the different regions of the island,” says Audio Director Michel Tremouiller. “The scores of each district are changed by the architecture and vibe of that particular location, as well as the Visionaries that call those areas home. Where Aleksis’ Updaam is all psyche-rock and vintage sci-fi tones, an area like Frank Spicer’s home of Fristad Rock will be more melancholic guitars swaying to the rhythm of the waves.”
Audio Director Michel Tremouiller is the one responsible for the musical style that is unique in Blackreef.
“First, we define the most important elements we want to be clear to the player and highlighted in the game,” says Michel Tremouiller, Audio Director. “Usually you have to focus on a few keywords that describe the game, and that’s a good starting point for our work on the audio team. With Deathloop – as with all previous Arkane productions – we have a host of interesting key words and layers that make up this universe. Deathloop has keywords like magical, military, scientific, mysterious, Northeim, carnival… the list goes on. But of course, all these concepts cannot be injected into just one style of music. We make complex and original universes, so it’s impossible to copy a pre-existing music style.”
“It’s psyche-rock music tinged with vintage sci-fi, jazz, and various exotic and traditional sounds,” Tremoiller does his best to sum up the sound of Deathloop. “It’s sometimes frenetic, sometimes stretched and mysterious… just like the island of Blackreef.”
Art Director Sebastien Mitton shared a list of movies that inspired the themes of the island of Blackreef.
Skyfall (2012 | dir. Sam Mendes) – Grandiose décor and the Scottish highlands
Point Blank (1967 | dir. John Boorman) – An empty and arid world theater of revenge
The Wicker Man (1973 | dir. Robin Hardy) – A murder puzzle on a Scottish island
Under the Volcano (1984 | dir. John Huston) – A tortured soul during the Day of the Dead in Mexico
Escape from New York (1981 | dir. John Carpenter) – Anti-hero fighting to escape
The Warriors (1979 | dir. Walter Hill) – Hunter and hunted
The Thing (1982 | dir. John Carpenter) – Isolation, harsh climatic conditions, survival
Deathloop is now available for pre-order on PS5. Getting the Deluxe Edition will net players these in-game bonuses:
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