One of the biggest contributors to the success of a video game’s attempt to build atmosphere is its soundtrack, and on November 16th Sumthing Else Music Works will be releasing two of the latest such endeavors: Oleska Lozowchuk’s Dead Rising 2 and GHM Sound Team’s Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
Below you’ll see the cover art for each along with brief synopses of the games.
Dead Rising 2 Synopsis:
Five years after the first Dead Rising, former motocross champion Chuck Greene takes part in Terror Is Reality, a controversial American Gladiators-like game show where contestants kill gathered zombies in various ways for money, sport and fame. The show’s latest incarnation, “TIR XVII: Payback”, is currently held in Fortune City, an amusement and entertainment resort somewhere in Nevada, and based off the casino strip in Las Vegas, which was destroyed in a zombie outbreak three years ago. Tyrone King, or better known as TK, hosts the show. Chuck participates in the show for the purpose of raising funds to buy Zombrex for his daughter, Katey, who was bitten by her zombified mother in the previous outbreak. After Chuck wins the prize money in the latest event, he retires to the backstage where he is trapped in an elevator after a mysterious explosion. Upon exiting the elevator, he finds that an outbreak has occurred in the city and many people are killed or changed into zombies. Finding Katey, Chuck takes his daughter to an emergency shelter where survivors have gathered. Chuck is blamed for the outbreak by a reporter, and must vindicate himself within 72 hours—the time it takes for the military to arrive. With the Terror is Reality game show gone, Chuck must find other ways of obtaining Zombrex for Katey. Soon Chuck manages to find a pharmacy to get the Zombrex, But the pharmacy is being robbed. After defeating the robbers Chuck obtains the Zombrex and returns it to Katey. After giving Katey the Zombrex Chuck heads off to clear his name. He eventually finds TK and his mercenaries hauling large equipment in the tunnels.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Synopsis:
The Umbrella Chronicles encompasses several scenarios which are based on various plot elements from the Resident Evil series. The game’s first three scenarios, “Train Derailment”, “The Mansion Incident”, and “Raccoon’s Destruction”, are set within Raccoon City, or its surrounding area, in 1998. The final scenario, which is based on new material, is set in Russia, taking place in 2003. The Umbrella Chronicles features eight playable characters from previous Resident Evil games, including Rebecca Chambers, Billy Coen, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveira, Albert Wesker, Ada Wong, and HUNK.
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