Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon Composer Discusses Theme Song Creation; Full Performance & Launch Art Shared
Developer PlatinumGames has published a new blog post to commemorate the launch of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon by having composer Hitomi Kurokawa discuss their creative process of making the game’s theme song, “Le Chéile i bhForaois Sholas na Gealaí” (Together in the Moonlit Forest).
Supervising director Hideki Kamiya assigned Kurokawa the task of crafting a lyrical theme song that “…conveys the world of a brand-new Bayonetta.” After reading through the game’s script and grasping the emotional emphasis of Cereza’s immaturity, character development, and relationship with Cheshire, the theme song was explicitly made to represent “Cereza’s humanity and growth.”
And since the track attempts to condense the narrative from beginning to end, Cereza’s altering heart as she explores the forest is illustrated. The introduction represents her anxiety and fear as she’s initially lost. Further, the lyrics themselves tell the player Cereza’s thoughts. Since Bayonetta’s youth was spent in Europe, their written language was ultimately chosen to be Irish Gaelic, one of several languages from Western Europe.
Irish composer Michael McGlynn ended up writing the lyrics while his daughter, Lauren McGlynn, performed the vocals. She was decided upon since the team wanted the singer to be around Cereza’s age and be able to sing in the provided language.
For more details, you can read the full PlatinumGames blog post.
Additionally, the launch trailer for Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon comprises a performance of this very track, with officially translated English lyrics in the video’s description:
Lastly, Nintendo’s official Twitter account shared countdown and launch illustrations to hype up the game’s launch, viewable via our gallery below:
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon features a storybook-like design where each area looks as if it has been painted by hand. You’re able to take your time with the adventure, but there is a challenge that lurks in each trial. Action elements are weaved into the puzzle themes, but there are some added options to reduce damage and automate controls.
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