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Soundtrack Spotlight – “Time to Make History” (Persona 4 Golden)



Despite belonging to a niche franchise and being released unprecedentedly late on the PlayStation 2, Atlus’ crowning achievement Persona 4 was a great success both critically and commercially. In 2012, at the surprising height of Persona 4 saturation (new action figures, live shows, a fighting game, an anime, and a porn all released four years after the game, what), Atlus released an enhanced port for the PlayStation Vita.

To say I dug it would be an understatement: it’s one of my favorite games except better and now I can bring it with me wherever I go. One of the aspects I wasn’t particularly keen on at first was the change of battle music, but it really grew on me after an hour or two. Now, I love it. That delightful synth line and the heavily accented English are perhaps the highlights of the track. And hearing the chorus kick in right as your team expertly wipes the floor with a group of enemies never ceases to amuse.

It’s just a great song, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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.


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



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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