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You Can Now Listen to the Dark Souls Series' Soundtracks on Spotify

Gaming article by Austin Suther on February 28, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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Developer
FromSoftware
Publisher
Bandai Namco
Release Date
April 12, 2016
Series
Dark Souls
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If you're like me, you like to relax, study or write with video game music in the background. Fans of the Souls series, or just video game music in general, will be pleased to find that these soundtracks are now accessible on Spotify.

Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3 all have their soundtracks listed on Spotify and can be listened to for free. There are over 100 songs collectively. Motoi Sakuraba is the composer for Dark Souls 1's soundtrack with several songs for Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 as well. Sakuraba is also known for composing the Star Ocean and Tales series of games, among others.

 

Meanwhile, he works with Yuka Kitamura on the Dark Souls 2 soundtrack. Kitamura worked on Bloodborne and the upcoming Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as well. The two also returned to compose Dark Souls 3's soundtrack along with several other artists.

Note that these are the official OST versions so some of the songs are shortened. Here are the links to each of the game's soundtracks:

 
You might also remember another prominent Japanese studio uploaded their tracks on Spotify recently - Capcom. Capcom listed over 50 albums of music from some of their most popular franchises, including Mega Man and Devil May Cry. You can access them here.


Quick Take

The Dark Souls series has some wonderful soundtracks. I'm a fan of the more calming pieces in the series, which is ironic because the game is known for its intense action and high-stakes combat. Let me suggest a few for you to listen to if you don't want to comb over every single song. "Firelink Shrine," "Gwyn, Lord of Cinder," and "A Moment's Peace" from Dark Souls 1 are the highlights for the first game. "Fire Keepers," "Majula," and "Remains" from Dark Souls 2. Lastly, "Firelink Shrine," "Halflight, Spear of the Church," and "Epilogue" for Dark Souls 3.

What's your favorite soundtrack from the series? What's your favorite song? Let us know in the comments beow!

About the Author

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Austin Suther

Staff Writer

I love to write, and I love to game. So, I've combined those two hobbies into one! Some of my favorite games include Fire Emblem, Halo, The Elder Scrolls, and World of Warcraft. Sometimes I like to read the occasional fantasy novel, too!