Game Music Legend Akira Yamaoka Talks PS4 Exclusive Let It Die, His Music, Working with Suda 51 and More

on December 15, 2014 12:00 AM

Few video game composers have a career as rich As Akira Yamaoka, whose history as in the industry spans all the way back to the first Silent Hill and extends up to Grasshopper Manufacture’s upcoming PS4 exclusive Let It Die. 

We enjoyed the chance to have a chat with Yamaoka-san at Grasshopper Manufacture’s offices in Tokyo, and he provided more insight on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from Let It Die to his career and music, and a glimpse of what it’s like to work in Suda-san’s team.

We also hear about Yamaoka-san’s stance on the upcoming new Silent Hill game by Konami, what he thinks of the difference between video game soundtracks and movie soundtracks, and the funny story of how his collaboration with Dario Argento for his new film The Sandman came to be.

You can check the whole interview below, for a whopping 45 minutes of video game music goodness.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.