Ever wanted to hear what the Elden Ring OST would sound like in jazz format? Us neither, but here we are.
Bandai Namco Literally Jazz Up the Elden Ring OST with a Live Concert
We're now accustomed to titles like Genshin Impact and Final Fantasy holding grand concerts to celebrate their enchanting scores. But now it seems that FromSoftware also wants a piece of that sweet, cultured action. The Souls developer is holding a concert of their own to celebrate the Elden Ring OST (Original Soundtrack). And they have one important question to ask: "ya like jazz?"
There's no doubt that Elden Ring is a masterpiece in almost every way. But so great are its core gameplay features that players rarely, if ever, hone in on the Elden Ring OST as their favourite aspect of the game. Let alone entertain the thought that Elden Ring, with its epic fantasy themes, could do with a little extra jazz.
But in a move that feels almost as inexplicable as some of Elden Ring's demigods, Bandai Namco will be hosting a livestream this December that will feature the Elden Ring OST played live in a jazz format. With improv. And it is dubbed "A Night in the Lands Between."
The concert is a collaboration between Bandai Namco and legendary jazz musicians Kenny Garrett and Takuya Kuroda, which helps explain the "Elden Ring, but jazz" idea. It's also not the first time that a concert like this, which celebrates the gargantuan effort that goes into an often underappreciated facet of any game, has decided to play around with the original OST. In fact, HoYoverse were at it just a couple of weeks ago, morphing the Genshin Impact score into a mishmash of rock, pop, and, you guessed it, jazz.
The event, A Night in the Lands Between, is far from free. In fact, livestream viewers will be expected to front $25 to watch the event live via the official website. Hell, even watching it after it's aired will set you back $15. Seeing the event with your very own eyes in person, however, will require a ticket ranging from $75 - $200.
A Night in the Lands Between will take place in Hollywood's Burbon Room on December 3rd at 6pm and 10pm PST. It is also exclusively available to viewers within the US, for now.
Needless to say, this one's probably for the jazz-loving facet of Elden Ring players. Though we've no doubt that it will be a roaring success, we might give the $15 show a miss this time around.