The Music of BATMAN AKRHAM KNIGHT

In the most recent edition of their Batman Arkham Knight coverage, Game Informer caught up with the composer of the game, Nick Arundel, and talked about the approach he took to composing the the Arkham finale. Hit the Jump for more!

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Continuing their month long coverage of Batman Arkham Knight, Game Informer sat down with Rocksteady's audio director and composer, Nick Arundel. Arundel previously scored Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City for Rocksteady. In the interview, Arundel discusses the challenges of coming back for a third time, the process of composing these games, creating Scarecrow's theme, and even a sample of one of the tracks for Batman Arkham Knight! Below is an excerpt from Game Informer's article:
 
You should know the name Nick Arundel. As Rocksteady's audio director and composer of their now Arkham trilogy, his work has contributed greatly to help define the studio's take on Batman. While he has previously worked with Ron Fish on the soundtracks of both Asylum and City, Arundel is recruiting help from a certain talent from Hollywood to help compose Rocksteady's finale. We spoke with Arundel about his previous work in the series, how Scarecrow has influenced the new soundtrack, and he even shows off some new tracks from the game.
 
Hit the link below for the full video!
 
Arkham Asylum theme:

Arkham City theme:
Source: Game Informer
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thepaulo86 - 3/25/2014, 1:48 PM
First... and i'm working so, cant hear the video :(
Pasto - 3/25/2014, 1:51 PM
Pharrell?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 3/25/2014, 1:55 PM
The music for the Arhkam games are great. Glad they are keeping the same tune this time around
KidGoku - 3/25/2014, 1:58 PM
Arkham Origins had the best music of the series.
ScorpioRisin - 3/25/2014, 2:13 PM
I have to agree with spideyboy here. Even though I found myself humming a few of the other Arkham themes while playing the games, Origins had such a great soundtrack. I guess you could say it was very reminiscing of the Nolan trilogy, but I don't think that was necessarily a bad thing (especially for that game), also, give Christopher Drake his own Batman movie soundtrack. That guy is genius. The Dark Knight Returns anyone?
Viltrumite - 3/25/2014, 2:15 PM
The main theme from Arkham City is probably my favorite piece of music from any Batman media. I can't wait to hear what he cooks up for Arkham Knight.
Sophisticated - 3/25/2014, 2:17 PM
Arkham city back again. Come on party people let's begin .
DTor91 - 3/25/2014, 2:55 PM
@AnnoDomini
The Arkham trilogy started with Asylum. Origins is a prequel, but it's really a spin-off using the Arkham name. You don't necessarily have to play Origins to understand the others. It adds more to the lore, yes, but it's not fully integral. Asylum, City, and now Knight are three parts of an over-encomappasing story. If this is really Rocksteady's last Arkham game, then future Arkham games can take place whenever in this universe and start new stories.
DatScarletPimPerNeLL - 3/25/2014, 2:57 PM
Feels like the games are missing something in their themes...needs to have more 80's spunk...I imagine something more like this in those trailers.
CommanderShepard - 3/25/2014, 3:41 PM
Arkham Origins had awesome music, the best so far in the series. With some Christmas themes mixed into it...it was EPIC!

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