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Soundtrack Spotlight – “Space Cruise (Title)” (FTL)

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If you didn’t immediately take a shine to Ben Prunty’s soundtrack for 2012’s space sim indie darling FTL: Faster Than Light upon opening the game for the first time, then it was only a matter of time until you did. Such is the quality of the opening tune: Space Cruise (Title).

The entirety of FTL‘s soundtrack – which I am positive will make some appearances later on – is quite similar to Space Cruise; simple and catchy techno melodies with some great backing only a musician with an intimate knowledge of electronica could produce. In that sense, it’s a great opening track. It sets the bar for the rest of the game’s score almost perfectly.

It’s a fine tune, and it’s also the perfect song to welcome players back to the beginning after yet another death. You can purchase it (and the rest of the FTL soundtrack) from Ben Prunty’s Bandcamp page.

Mike Cosimano resides in the coldest part of an area known for its already frigid temperatures, where he complains that every game isn't just Spider-Man 2 again. He also enjoys podcasting and being confused by PC gaming in his spare time. You can talk to him if you want to hear about his Fast and Furious crossover fan fiction.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II

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The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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