June 10 th, 2011
Gamania Press Release– Celebrate the 20 th anniversary of Langrisser with the music of Langrisser Schwarz and relive the glory days once again! Gamania announced today that Noriyuki Iwadare, famed Japanese videogame music producer and composer of the classic console tactical RPG series Langrisser, will return to once again compose for Langrisser Schwarz, the series’ latest installment. This is the first time the series enters MMO territory. The tactical gameplay that made the franchise so popular in the first place will be retained in this RPG title developed by Gamania. Mr. Iwadare has also produced the theme song for the game, which was performed by Gero, a popular online singer on the Japanese video sharing website NicoNico, at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, attracting large crowds of fans.
Noriyuki Iwadare infused new elements with the spirit of the classic for Langrisser Schwarz, the newest title celebrating the series’ 20 th anniversary
As a renowned videogame composer in Japan, Noriyuki Iwadare has supervised music for the entire Langrisser. When it comes to composing music for the new game, Mr. Iwadare is the fans’ favorite choice. He is seen by many as the irreplaceable candidate for the role of composer. The music should follow the spirit of the original series as closely as possible and the development team has invited Mr. Iwadare to return and compose music for the new game.
Mr. Iwadare said:“To many people, Langrisser is a classic. I am excited to see that the online version has been recreated with memorable story lines and the return of the beloved characters from the original series, as well as incorporating brand new action-oriented and strategic gameplay designs. I will do my best to accentuate the different story-arcs and make them vivid through my compositions, and make the game even more immersive and memorable to fans!”
Famed for his meticulous music supervision, Mr. Iwadare will compose a brand new score for Langrisser Schwarz, that will bring out the distinctive individual image of the three main factions with unique musical motifs. Through music, old fans and new players alike will be able to immerse themselves within the thrilling atmosphere of the game!
Popular Online Singer Gero will perform the main theme song“Light and Shadow”
During last year’s Tokyo Game Show, Gamania asked Mr. Iwadare to produce the main theme song“Light and Shadow” for the game, and invited a famous online singer“Gero” from the popular Japanese multimedia website NicoNico to perform the song live on Gamania’s booth stage. As soon as the news that Gero was going to perform live on stage got out, Gamania received many inquiries for the event, and on the day of the performance thousands of fans crowded the venue, fighting for the best positions to see their idol. When Gero entered the stage, the excited cheers from the crowds were deafening.
Gero was also interviewed for the momentous occasion of Langrisser’s 20 th anniversary:“I was honored to be invited by Gamania to perform“Light and Shadow”, the theme song from Langrisser Schwarz, live on stage at last year’s Tokyo Game Show. This year is also the 20 th anniversary of the first Langrisser game, and as a past Langrisser player, I eagerly look forward to the release of Langrisser Schwarz in the future!” Gero is currently preparing for his new musical release and he also expressed great interest to collaborate again with Gamania and Langrisser Schwarz in future!
For all the latest regarding Langrisser Schwarz please check:
Langrisser Schwarz global official website
Langrisser Schwarz Facebook Fan Page
Rick van Beem
PR&Marketing Manager Europe
T: +31 (0) 20 546 3313
About Langrisser Schwarz
Langrisser, the renowned million-selling console RPG series, will soon be revived to its classic glory in the online version Langrisser Schwarz. The new title from Gamania will feature enhanced character animations, extensive missions and stages for the three opposing forces, thrilling fast-paced battle, brand new character designs and richer quests, allowing players to experience the spectacular evolution of the classic game. Players can immerse themselves in the confrontations between the Three Forces of Light, Darkness and Empire; the battles for the Holy Sword and the Demon Sword; and the trials and conflicts between survival, power, and loyalty. The most awe-inspiring battle in history begins now!