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'Dishonored's' 'Drunken Whaler' song now free to download

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Dishonored soundtrack free to download

Dishonored art
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Bethesda has made the song from Dishonored's E3 trailer free to download on its blog today.

Bethesda has made the song from Dishonored's E3 trailer free to download on its blog today.

The soundtrack to the trailer – The Drunken Whaler – drew a lot of attention at E3 and is a spin-off on the sea shanty The Drunken Sailor.

The creator of the song, Copilot Strategic Music + Sound, has a developer diary explaining how they composed an ominous version of the sea shanty for the unveiling of Dishonored at E3 this year.

"When we came up with the idea for ‘The Drunken Whaler,' it was both exciting and nerve-racking," says Regi Jacob, Bethesda Softworks Senior Brand Manager. "You only get one shot to distinguish your game from all the others at E3.

"Ravi Krishnaswami and Jason Menkes, COPILOT Partners, immediately grasped what we were trying to accomplish and created something truly chilling – and that ultimately captured the tone of the game, as well as gamers' imaginations. Their ability to pull the song together was impressive, but the speed at which it happened was phenomenal. They go out of their way to be collaborative and have a knack for understanding what you're looking for and pinpointing what works."

The full song can be downloaded here. The trailer can be viewed below.