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Post by Dan @ 02:53pm 17/09/12 | 3 Comments
Bethesda has released the haunting Druken Whaler song as a free download, encouraging fans of the upcoming Dishonored to remix the eerily re-imagined sea shanty, that originally debuted in the game's impressive E3 gameplay trailer.

A developer blog from the song's composers explain how the traditional drunken sailor song was chosen to match the game's atmosphere with it's pseudo Victorian-era London, sci-fi, steampunk, mutant whaling town vibe.
The new lyrics for “The Drunken Whaler” are darker than the original song, so many of the discussions revolved around which verses would best inspire Bethesda's editor, Salinee Goldenberg, to craft a three-minute story from the gameplay footage. The group decided on using the voices of ordinary children – rather than a professional youth choir – to achieve a dark, haunting quality to the music. This created an interesting juxtaposition between the innocence of the voices and the brutality in the gameplay footage.
If you missed it, you can catch the E3 trailer below (HD page here), grab the MP3 as a direct download from Bethesda right here, or grab the stems for the song's individual tracks and have a crack at Bethesda's promotion remix competition.

Dishonored is due in Australia on October 11th 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.




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Whoop
Posted 05:11pm 17/9/12
When this trailer came out I remember all the youtube comments asking where you could get this song. I guess the devs must have seen all the interest in it.
Mordecai
Posted 05:13pm 17/9/12
I downloaded the mp3. Not to remix it but to just have it as it as a song.
Reverend Evil
Posted 10:01am 18/9/12
Twas just reading a preview about this in the latest Atomic mag and the guy is already saying game of the year about it. Might have to check it out when it's released.
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