Carrion

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Developer: Phobia Game Studio
Release Date: July 23, 2020

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'Carrion' (ALL) Soundtrack Composed By Cris Velasco

by Rainier on July 17, 2020 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT

Carrion is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin.

What is a “reverse-horror experience”? Carrion immerses players in the role of an abominable creature as it awakens in a secret, underground laboratory. With no explanation how it arrived there or for what purpose, there is only one thing on the mysterious monster’s mind: Escape!

Players will stalk and consume those that have imprisoned it to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. It will grow and evolve as you tear down the facility and acquire additional devastating abilities on the path to retribution that include a web-like ranged attack, the ability to bend light to become temporarily invisible, and even possess humans for maximum terror.

But Carrion is far from a purely subterranean affair, with your break for freedom revealing a sprawling overworld that connects different parts of the facility. New paths will become accessible through the evolution of the creature’s abilities and successful completion of goals, and it will take all your resourcefulness and cunning to navigate your crusade of chaos. You could say it has a little metroidvania vibe, minus the persistent backtracking.

Award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Bloodborne, Darksiders) partners with Materia Collective to release the original soundtrack to Phobia Game Studio's Carrion.

Velasco's 25-track album captures Carrion's creeping dread and otherworldly terror with darkly atmospheric music punctuated by moments of violent intensity. Carrion and its soundtrack release on July 23rd but you can now pre-save the album here.

"The score to Carrion is unlike anything I've written before," says Cris Velasco. "While there are still melodic moments of grandeur and even beauty, the majority of the score is quite dystopian. You play as the monster in this reverse horror game. No one gets out alive, and the music won't let you forget. The score is the monster's inner dialogue. It should fill you with dread, helplessness, and the feeling that an unknowable malevolent entity could take you at any moment."

Velasco has contributed to some of the world's biggest video game franchises including Fortnite, Resident Evil, Overwatch, Bloodborne, Darksiders, Assassin's Creed, Warhammer, Borderlands, Mass Effect and God of War, and scored television series such as HULU's Dimension 404 and Freakish. Though he's a prolific and versatile composer, he excels at creating horror soundscapes, and the Carrion original soundtrack makes full use of his talents. He is also a passionate art collector, curating unique dark and surrealist art exhibitions in LA and Chicago including 'Wunderkammer' celebrating eclectic and visionary artwork from Clive Barker, and 'From The Depths' showcasing paintings paying homage to H.P. Lovecraft.

Carrion is coming to Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One (Xbox Game Pass) in July 23, 2020.


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