It’s All About Sound in this Blitz Preview

on December 8, 2011 5:30 PM

One of the things that add that extra bit of umph to a sports game is the soundtrack that accompanies you when you’re sifting through menus or watching that post-game recap. We all know how important sound design is to games and this week’s preview of the upcoming NFL Blitz takes a gander at some of the processes that went into the downloadable title.

From having commentators Tim Kitzrow and Brian Haley record their lines at the same time to throwing a bit of dubstep flavor into the mix, it looks like EA’s putting in quite the effort to make sure the game sounds as good as it plays. It’s pretty interesting to see the guys i separate booths yammering back and forth during their session. Check out the video after the jump.

To be honest, I’ve been consistently impressed by the level of quality that’s gone into the sound design of handheld and downloadable games for some time now. Even though these titles may not have the same budgets as blockbuster franchises like Call of Duty or Madden, it’s the little things that make or break the experience for me.


 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.