The main composer of the Japanese studio FromSoftware, Yuka Kitamura, unexpectedly announced on the decision to leave the company after 12 years of service.
Kitamura joined FromSoftware in 2011 as the sound designer for Armored Core: Verdict Day. She has worked on the music for Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Elden Ring.
In a tweet posted the day before, Kitamura thanked fans for their support and announced her intention to start freelance composing in August.
“I want to keep expressing myself through game music of different genres. I hope you continue to look forward to my music in the future!” — wrote Kitamura attaching a link to the message your new site.
The portal contains a short biography of Kitamura, a list of her previous works and several demo tracks. The composer specializes in orchestral, ethno and light music.
The next release from FromSoftware will be an action game about battle robots Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon. Whether Kitamura’s music will be included in the project (she’s already been involved in the games in the series) is undecided at this time.
However, all the mystery will come out very soon, as Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is coming to PC (Steam), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S in three weeks – on August 25th.