Shadows of the Damned is, among other things, a delivery system for new Akira Yamaoka music. Pre-ordering the game, according to a new announcement, will get you the soundtrack, featuring some new Yamaoka tunes and English punk band The Damned, in an even more convenient format.

Pre-orders of Shadows of the Damned from the EA Store, GameStop and Amazon will come with a free download of the 12-track soundtrack. Amazon specifies that the incentive applies to existing pre-orders, too, so if you've already put money down on the Suda-Mikami grindhouse epic, you're already getting a musical bonus!

You can hear a bit of the soundtrack under the funny voice-overs in this dev diary.
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PRE-ORDER SHADOWS OF THE DAMNED NOW FOR ACCESS TO SONGS FROM ACCLAIMED COMPOSER AKIRA YAMAOKA

The hounds of hell are screaming with delight as gamers are being treated with a small taste of the full Shadows of the Damned™ soundtrack. Those that pre-order Shadows of the Damned from GameStop, Amazon.com and the EA STORESM, will receive a bonus* digital download to twelve original songs, hand-crafted by critically acclaimed composer Akira Yamaoka (sound director of Silent Hill). Yamaoka's haunting sounds and ethereal effects provide the perfect back drop for this psycho-punk action thriller known as Shadows of the Damned.

The 12 hell-raising tracks include:


1. Theme of Shadows of the Damned (featuring the English gothic punk band, The Damned)
2. Shedding Stars
3. Walk if Off
4. Last Stop, Windows Up
5. This Way Comes
6. Fathomer
7. Smile for a Broken Dawn
8. Showdown at High Moon
9. Cold Turkey
10. Broken Bones, Broken Promises
11. Dropped Off Between Stops
12. Clawing at the Veil


From iconic Japanese developers including executive director Suda51 (director of No More Heroes), creative producer Shinji Mikami (director of Resident Evil) and music composer Akira Yamaoka, Shadows of the Damned is heavily influenced by the Grindhouse style including projects from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez. Follow a demon hunter named Garcia Hotspur deep into a hyper-demented re-imagining of hell, where he must rescue Paula, the love of his life, by defeating the armies of darkness with the power of the light. From shocking and unique gameplay experiences that include over-the-top action and grandiose boss battles to demented puzzles with heart-pounding moments of psychotic imagery, Shadows of the Damned is sure to be one hell of a trip.

Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture, Shadows of the Damned will be available June 24 in the UK for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. For more information on Shadows of the Damned, please visit http://www.ea.com/shadows-of-the-damned.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.