What's a videogame without engaging, atmospheric music?
In a recent Bethesda update, Global Content Lead Gary Steinman described the process of putting together Fallout 4's music. In addition to the score, there are original songs featured in the soundtrack — and they were written and performed by none other than Lynda Carter, TV's Wonder Woman and Grammy award winner.
“She’s done voices in most of our games," says game director Todd Howard. "A lot of people don’t know that she’s also a really accomplished singer.""In a fictional world where licensed music is almost an anchor to reality, how does original music fit in?" writes Steinman. The difficulty was in writing World War II-era music, and Bethesda felt that Carter's sound was exactly what they needed.
In the game, Carter plays the singer Magnolia. “She is in many ways a respite for the travelers in the game,” says Carter. “People love hearing her sing.” But she's not just an entertainer, she runs a bar where the watches deals go down among the powerful.
Players will be able to hear all five of her songs on Diamond City Radio when the game launches on November 10 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.