FromSoftware Lead Composer Yuka Kitamura Leaving Company to Become Freelance

FromSoftware lead composer Yuka Kitamura has announced that she has decided to leave FromSoftware and become freelance this month.

This news is understandably significant since Kitamura worked on the soundtracks of legendary titles such as Bloodborne, Dark Souls III, Elden Ring, and Dark Souls III. Her work has been integral in establishing these games’ atmospheres, arguably one of their strongest collective points.

Kitamura’s message to fans on Twitter is quoted below:

“Thank you all for your continued support. Today I have an announcement to make. I have decided to leave FromSoftware, the company I worked for, and to start working new as a freelance composer in this August.

I would like to continue to express myself in game music through various genres of music. I hope you will look forward to my music in the future! I have created a new website.”

Good luck to Kitamura, and here’s hoping she finds further success in the industry and any other creative avenues she pursues.

Elden Ring features the action systems that FromSoftware has proven effective through their Dark Souls series, but the team has also focused on building a narrative with this title. With the help of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, the game features a fantasy story where players control the fate of this world.

Users will meet various characters with their own motivations that may end up helping or hindering progression. Throughout the game, one will choose the fate of this cursed land by unraveling its secrets and myths.

Elden Ring is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC via Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. If you missed it, check out our review.

The Shadow of the Erdtree Expansion was also announced, but not much elaboration has been provided regarding its contents.

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