December 6, 2008– GEM Impact, Inc., the Tokyo-based studio headed by Metal Gear Solid series composer Norihiko Hibino announced today the release dates for the upcoming NINJA BLADE Original Soundtrack and the“Beanstalk” single, which acts as the NINJA BLADE’s main theme performed by Japanese vocalist Yuki Koyanagi.
“Beanstalk” will be available via digital download on December 24, 2008, while the complete, 2-disc cinematic soundtrack will be released in physical and digital formats on February 4, 2009 in Japan on GEM Impact’s in-house record label, GEM Factory. The jazz-infused and highly intense score will feature close to two and a half hours of original music by GEM Impact’s Norihiko Hibino, Takahiro Izutani, Yoshitaka Suzuki, and Takahide Ayuzawa.
“This is GEM Impact’s greatest achievement to date,” noted GEM Impact, Inc. composer and CEO Norihiko Hibino.“The NINJA BLADE Original Soundtrack combines each of our talents and encapsulates the exotic sounds of Japan while striking a balance between riveting action cues and warm live performances that give the score a unique sound.” Sensational Japanese vocalist Yuki Koyanagi’s captivating voice also lends the album a worldwide appeal, with vocals sung in both English and Japanese.
About GEM Impact
Founded in 2005 by award-winning composer Norihiko Hibino, GEM Impact has emphasized a worldwide approach focusing on high-quality electronic music augmented with live performances. With four accomplished composers on the staff, GEM Impact has provided audio solutions for numerous games, anime, and web projects, including the Metal Gear Solid series, Yakuza 2, Commando 3, 1942: Joint Strike, Beatmania, and the upcoming Ninja Blade.
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Jayson Napolitano, GEM Impact, Inc.
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