Éabha McMahon, also known as Ava, has revealed that she has recorded an Irish song for a remake of an upcoming PlayStation game. Ava, who reveals that she was contacted by and Michael McGlynn for the project, claims that the game will be announced sometime during Christmas and that she’s been told that it’s a big game. No other details were revealed.

Metal Gear Solid featured an Irish song and Procyon Studio, Yasunori Mitsuda’s music label, also confirmed that they are recording a song with Mitsuda-san and Michael McGlynn. Mitsuda-san produced the soundtrack for Chrono Trigger, Xenogears and Chrono Cross. A remaster of Chrono Cross was leaked by Nvidia and a remake of Metal Gear Solid 3 is rumored to be in development at Virtous.

Here’s what Ava had to say:

I just recently wrote a song for a PlayStation game with Michael McGlynn. That actually happened about a year and a half ago, it was just as the pandemic hit. Michael got in touch and just said ‘listen, we’re writing music for a remake of a PlayStation game, and he does that a lot, he’s done a lot of writing for different games that are very well-known but I’m actually not a gamer myself.

So he said ‘look, it’s an Irish language piece that they’re looking for’, so really what I was involved with was the lyric-writing in the Irish language, and his daughter sang on the track and his wife arranged part of the choral parts, and so did Michael. And he also worked with me on the language side of things, so it was almost like a family effort.

For ages I wasn’t allowed to really… you don’t know what you’re writing for, it’s kind of undisclosed because they don’t want it to get out. It’s actually going to be announced at Christmas, the name of the game. I have heard of it now and I have been told, had it confirmed it is a big game, which is great. So it’s going to be an Irish language piece in the game, which is brilliant.

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