Los Angeles, CA, USA – September 11 2013/… Video Games Live™, the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world, today confirmed that it is collaborating with Blizzard Entertainment on an exclusive new musical arrangement from Diablo III for the planned Video Games Live: Level 3 album project. Video Games Live recently unveiled this arrangement, entitled ‘Leah’, during a live concert performance in Irvine, California, from the Pacific Symphony conducted by Elmear Noone (Blizzard Entertainment and Legend of Zelda Symphony conductor).
Tommy Tallarico, CEO/Executive Producer/Host of Video Games Live said:
"Blizzard donated a tour and lunch at Blizzard Entertainment as part of the higher tiers for our Video Games Live: Level 3 Kickstarter campaign. This is something that Blizzard typically never does and only a few 'outsiders' have ever entered the production lair of one of the biggest and most popular game developers in the world!"
To listen to a one minute sampling from the never before heard or released Diablo III ‘Leah’ arrangement (the final version will be over 4 mins) click here:
The philosophy behind Video Games Live is to showcase games in their warranted artistic spotlight while simultaneously introducing a whole new generation of gaming fans to the sights and sounds of the symphony. The Video Games Live concert series fuses the energy and excitement of a high-octane rock concert with the raw power and emotion of a symphony orchestra. Stunning synchronized visuals coupled with technology and interactivity add to the musical extravaganza that millions of people have enjoyed.
The Kickstarter campaign for Video Games Live: Level 3 the album will be studio recorded with a 72+ piece orchestra backed by a 60+ person choir and explosive rock band. All recordings will be written, arranged and conducted by famous game composers from around the world. All proceeds will go the creation of the album and the fulfillment of the prize tiers for backers.
The Video Games Live: Level 3 album track list will feature rare musical arrangements and exclusive recordings from:
Chrono Trigger/Cross, Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, Journey, Monkey Island, DOTA 2, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, World of Warcraft, Diablo, BioShock, Beyond Good & Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter II, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Earthworm Jim, Portal, Tetris, Resident Evil and more! Including a special track remix by legendary DJ, artist and performer BT!
The Video Games Live: Level 3 funding campaign has launched on Kickstarter, will run until 14 September 2013 and aims to raise a minimum of $250,000 USD. To support the campaign and pledge, go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1916334303/video-games-live-level-3-game-composers-of-the-wor
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Video Games Live is an award winning immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by world renowned game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. www.videogameslive.com