Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CRYSTAL DYNAMICS AND SQUARE ENIX PARTNER WITH SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS TO RELEASE TOMB RAIDER ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK




Original Soundtrack Album Available on CD and Digital Download on March 5th 

Innovative Video Game Score by BAFTA Award-Winning Composer Jason Graves

New York, Feb. 26, 2013 - Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier label dedicated to licensing and distributing video game soundtracks, and SQUARE ENIX, one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world, today announced the release of the original music score from the highly anticipated new TOMB RAIDER™ video game developed by Crystal Dynamics. The TOMB RAIDER Original Soundtrack composed by Jason Graves is scheduled for a worldwide physical release on March 5th, 2013 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music sites. The TOMB RAIDER Original Soundtrack CD is also available to pre-order from the TOMB RAIDER Official Store www.tombraiderstore.com

Crystal Dynamics entrusted BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves with their ambitious reboot of the iconic TOMB RAIDER franchise, giving him creative freedom to infuse atmosphere, emotion and authenticity to Lara Croft's origins story through his score. The end result combines found sounds, authentic percussion and a truly unique custom instrument interwoven with orchestral themes and textures. The TOMB RAIDER Original Soundtrack features 20 compositions from the game's original score.

Composer Jason Graves: "What you hold in your hands is the culmination of more than two years of work and musical exploration. It contains all the musical elements I love, wrapped up neatly together - mysterious textures, evocative percussion and thematic developments to die for. It's been wonderful accompanying Lara through her first adventure. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed composing it."

Track Listing:

1. Adventure Found Me
2. The Scavenger's Den
3. Exploring The Island
4. First Blood
5. Reaching Roth
6. Infiltrating The Bunker
7. A Call For Help
8. Entering Himiko's Tomb
9. The Descent
10. The One
11. The Scavenger's Camp
12. Paying Respects
13. On The Beach
14. Secret of the Island
15. The Oni
16. Whitman's Test
17. Scaling The Ziggurat
18. The Ritual
19. A Survivor Is Born
20. The Tomb Raider

TOMB RAIDER explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold. In the all-new TOMB RAIDER, a survivor is born. For more information about TOMB RAIDER visit www.tombraider.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, follow Sumthing Else Music Works on Twitter http://Twitter.com/SumthingDigital and become a fan on http://Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and Google+.

About SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS
Since its creation in the late 1990s by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, Crytek, Eidos-Montreal, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Konami, Microsoft, Sega, Sony and Square-Enix. Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Judgment, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, RIFT, Dragon's Dogma, Jet Set Radio, Journey, Borderlands 2, Darksiders II, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Halo: Reach, Fable III, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Freedom Fighters and many others. Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About TOMB RAIDER
When the first ever Tomb Raider game launched in 1996, it was a revolution. Outstanding in terms of graphics, gameplay, and storyline , it changed the way that video games were played and developed forever. Fronting the game's assault on the world was the central character, Lara Croft. Lara was also to have an incredible impact, quickly becoming the most recognized and celebrated female action heroine and an icon for the video games industry. Today over 30 million Tomb Raider games have been sold, making it one of the most lucrative video game franchises while also generating movies, advertising, magazines, books and merchandise.

Monday, February 25, 2013

BIOSHOCK INFINITE FEATURES ORIGINAL SCORE COMPOSED BY GARRY SCHYMAN




LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb.25, 2013 - Award-winning composer Garry Schyman has created a unique musical score for the highly anticipated video game BioShock Infinite developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. Recorded with solo string instruments, intimate string ensembles, and experimental percussion, Schyman's raw and intensely emotional score reflects BioShock Inifinite's compelling narrative, following the development of the relationship between the lead characters, Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth, and immersing players in the game's spectacular alternate early Twentieth Century setting. BioShock Infinite will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows on March 26th, 2013.

Film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman is one of the interactive medium's foremost composers, renowned for his multiple award-winning score for the original BioShock - winner of Best Original Score from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Spike TV's Video Game Award for Best Original Score, G4 TV's Soundtrack of the Year and four awards from the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G) including Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score, Best Original Instrumental and Audio of the Year. 

"It doesn't get any better for a composer than to be able to score a game as remarkable as Bioshock Infinite," says Schyman. "It provided a vast canvas filled with extraordinary and completely unique characters and situations that permitted me to be creative in ways that we composers usually only dream of. Much thanks goes to Ken Levine, James Bonney, and the entire team at Irrational for inventing such an astonishing world and then letting me write music for it!"

About  BioShock Infinite
From the creators of the highest-rated first-person shooter of all time**, BioShock, and with over 80 editorial awards to date, BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret. 

BioShock Infinite is planned to launch globally on March 26, 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. For more information on BioShock Infinite, please visit http://www.bioshockinfinite.com.

**Based on Metacritic average ranking across available platforms.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT - THE SOUNDTRACK



Original Music Composed by Steve Jablonsky
and Jacob Shea
New York, Feb. 19, 2013 - Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Epic Games Inc., proudly presents GEARS OF WAR®: JUDGMENT - THE SOUNDTRACK. Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Epic Games and People Can Fly, GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT brings players back to the terrifying aftermath of Emergence-Day, before the events of the Gears of War trilogy, for the most intense and challenging Gears of War game yet. GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT - THE SOUNDTRACK, featuring original music composed by Steve Jablonsky (Gears of War 3, Gears of War 2, Transformers movie trilogy) and Jacob Shea (Gears of War 3, Crysis 2, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands), will be available on March 19 at retail outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music sites.

Set years before the events of the previous Gears of War trilogy, JUDGMENT centers on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole. They are joined by newcomers to the Gears of War series, Sofia Hendrick and Garron Paduk, as they attempt to save the besieged city of Halvo Bay from a terrifying new enemy. GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT depicts the planet Sera on the brink of annihilation by an unstoppable new Locust menace, giving players a new vantage point into one of the richest and most acclaimed sagas in gaming.

Steve Jablonsky has returned to provide another compelling score for the Gears of War universe. Familiar Gears of War themes return alongside new works that reflect the desperate fight of the COG forces in the first days after the Locust Emergence, as Kilo squad makes a name for itself battling a new and unconventional threat. Imbued with a fresh sense of intensity and heavy energy, the GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT soundtrack reflects the new peril facing the world of Sera.

The Gears of War series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 19 million copies worldwide, and spawning New York Times best-selling novels, toys, collectibles, graphic novels, and soundtrack albums. GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT will launch on March 19, 2013. For more information, visit: www.gearsofwar.com.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, follow Sumthing Else Music Works on Twitter http://Twitter.com/SumthingDigital and become a fan on http://Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and Google+.

About Sumthing Else Music Works
Since its creation in the late 1990s by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, Crytek, Eidos-Montreal, Epic, Gearbox, Konami, Microsoft, Sega, Sony, Trion Worlds and Square-Enix. Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: Gears of War: Judgment, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, RIFT, Dragon's Dogma, Jet Set Radio, Journey, Borderlands 2, Darksiders II, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Halo: Reach, Fable III, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Freedom Fighters and many others.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Friday, February 15, 2013

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE - VOCAL TRACKS



New York, Feb. 15, 2013 – Sumthing Else Music Works, through a licensing relationship with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., proudly presents METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE – VOCAL TRACKS featuring the original electronic/heavy metal vocal songs and background score from the exciting new action game developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE – VOCAL TRACKS will be available on February 19  at retail outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and for digital download at Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music sites.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory by delivering an action experience unlike anything seen before. The title brings two of the world's most respected development teams together with a common goal of providing players with a fresh synergetic experience that combines the best elements of pure action together with epic storytelling, all within the expansive METAL GEAR universe.  METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE introduces Raiden as the central character - a former child soldier transformed into a cyborg ninja killing machine, equipped with a high-frequency katana blade and a soul fueled by revenge.

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE – VOCAL TRACKS features hardcore electronic/metal songs with vocals that lyrically and sonically mirror the game’s storyline during boss battles. Veteran game composer Jamie Christopherson (Lost Planet 1 & 2, Spiderman: Web of Shadows) collaborated with many talented recording artists including heavy metal producer Logan Mader (former guitarist of Metal Head and Soulfly), electronic remixers Maniac Agenda and DJ sensation Ferry Corsten, as well as well-known vocalists such as John Bush (Armored Saint/Anthrax), Tyson Yen (State Line Empire/Drist) and Free Dominguez (Kidneythieves).

“Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a project all about collaboration, and there is no better example of that than this soundtrack.  We wanted to work with artists who could help us realize our vision of fast, aggressive, futuristic music that matches the incredible action on-screen.”
Naoto Tanaka, Music Director, PlatinumGames Inc.

Track Listing:

1. Rules of Nature (Platinum Mix)
2. The Only Thing I Know For Real (Maniac Agenda Mix)
3. Dark Skies (Platinum Mix)
4. I'm My Own Master Now (Platinum Mix)
5. A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda Mix)
6. Return to Ashes (Platinum Mix)
7. The Stains of Time (Maniac Agenda Mix)
8. Red Sun (Maniac Agenda Mix)
9. A Soul Can't Be Cut (Platinum Mix)
10. Collective Consciousness (Maniac Agenda Mix)
11. It Has To Be This Way (Platinum Mix)
12. The War Still Rages Within
13. The Hot Wind Blowing featuring Ferry Corsten (Platinum Mix)
14. A Soul Can't Be Cut (Platinum Mix - DLC Version)
15. Dark Skies (Platinum Mix - Low Key Version)
16. Return to Ashes (Platinum Mix - Low Key Version)
17. A Soul Can't Be Cut (Platinum Mix - Low Key Version)
18. Rules of Nature (Platinum Mix - Instrumental)
19. The Only Thing I Know For Real (Maniac Agenda Mix - Instrumental)
20. Dark Skies (Platinum Mix - Instrumental)
21. I'm My Own Master Now (Platinum Mix - Instrumental)
22. A Stranger I Remain (Maniac Agenda Mix - Instrumental)
23. Return to Ashes (Platinum Mix - Instrumental)
24. The Stains of Time (Maniac Agenda Mix - Instrumental)
25. Red Sun (Maniac Agenda Mix - Instrumental)
26. A Soul Can't Be Cut (Platinum Mix - Instrumental)
27. Collective Consciousness (Maniac Agenda Mix - Instrumental)
28. It Has To Be This Way (Platinum Mix - Instrumental)
29. The Hot Wind Blowing featuring Ferry Corsten (Platinum Mix - Instrumental) 

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE will be available on February 19, 2013 for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® at major retail stores nationwide. For more information visit www.metalgearsolid.com/rising.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, follow Sumthing Else Music Works on Twitter http://Twitter.com/SumthingDigital and become a fan on http://Facebook/SumthingElseMusicWorks and Google+.

About Sumthing Else Music Works
Since its creation in the late 1990s by the world-renowned songwriter, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world’s leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie, Capcom, Crystal Dynamics, Crytek, Eidos-Montreal, Epic, Gearbox, Konami, Microsoft, Sega, Sony, Trion Worlds and Square-Enix.  Their catalog of titles includes the best-selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning and critically acclaimed titles including: RIFT, Dragon’s Dogma, Jet Set Radio, Journey, Borderlands 2, Darksiders II, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War 3, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Halo: Reach, Fable III, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dark Void, Borderlands, InFamous, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Freedom Fighters and many others.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Konami Group
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises METAL GEAR SOLID, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at http://www.konami.com.

JEFF BROADBENT SCORES PLANETSIDE®2



Portland, OR (Feb. 15, 2013) – Multimedia composer Jeff Broadbent has composed the powerful original score for the groundbreaking new Massively Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter (MMOFPS) PlanetSide®2 developed by Sony Online Entertainment, LLC. In addition to video games, Broadbent’s music features on prime-time television networks such as CBS, MSNBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and VH1. 

Hailed by PC Gamer magazine as “The most ambitious shooter ever” and recipient of numerous 2012 Game of the Year awards, PlanetSide 2 is a free-to-play game where players battle in massive environments alongside and against thousands of players engaging in intense air and ground combat that spans the alien planet of Auraxis.  In PlanetSide 2, players choose enlist in one of three unique Empires, each having their own distinct sonic approach. The imperialistic Terran Republic features authoritarian orchestra and choir, recorded by the Northwest Sinfonia. The rebellious New Conglomerate is represented by a unique fusion of blues, rock, and modern percussion. The alien-aligned Vanu Sovereignty showcases an eclectic blend of cutting-edge electronics, ethnic wind instruments, and haunting exotic vocals.

Jeff Broadbent commented: “Composing the score for PlanetSide 2 was a great experience.   The game is a landmark in first-person-shooters, and the opportunity to craft unique soundtracks for each of the three Empires was extremely rewarding.” 

Broadbent continued: "For the Terran Republic, noble brass, soaring strings, massive percussion, and choir highlights propelled the action.  Recorded by the Northwest Sinfonia, their score is a massive, mighty tribute to the military power of this faction.  The blues-rock of the New Conglomerate infused a grass-roots vibe to this rebellious faction, while the blending of modern percussion gave a technological edge to their sound.  The pulsing synths, evolving electronics, spiritual wind instruments and vocals of the Vanu Sovereignty conceived a sound that is both progressive and timeless, a symbol of their vision for the future and reliance upon ancient technology.”

About Jeff Broadbent
Jeff Broadbent is a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominated artist whose passion for music and sound has found expression with blockbuster games such as PlanetSide 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and I Am Alive; game developers such as Sony Online Entertainment, Ubisoft, and High Moon Studios; game publishers such as Activision and THQ; work for trailer music libraries; music on prime-time television for networks including CBS, MSNBC, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, VH1, and more.  His classical training with the orchestra (Master's in Composition) and film scoring (UCLA program), combined with technical expertise and cutting-edge technology, allow him to compose with cinematic quality for a variety of diverse projects. For more information visit www.jeffbroadbent.com.

About PlanetSide 2
PlanetSide 2 takes all the groundbreaking features from the original game – massive multiplayer battles, distinct empires to rally around, and enormous continents where intense ground and air combat unfold – and adds features that modern gamers have come to expect of the FPS and MMO genres. PlanetSide 2 offers a truly competitive and visceral first-person shooter experience with massive warfare, massive customization and massive community.  PlanetSide 2 ESRB Rating: TEEN with Violence. PlanetSide® is a registered trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. For more information visit www.PlanetSide2.com.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

British Academy Award-Winning Composer James Hannigan Scores Transformers™ Universe


LONDON, England, Feb. 14, 2013 - BAFTA award winner and five-time Original Music nominee James Hannigan is composing an original music score for Jagex Games Studio's upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Game TRANSFORMERS: UNIVERSE. Based on the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc., TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE puts players at the heart of battles between Autobots and Decepticons. Hannigan's original score features rousing themes recorded with full orchestra as well as a hybrid mechanistic soundtrack to reflect the heavy action-driven style of gameplay. TRANSFORMERS fans can register for BETA at www.TransformersUniverse.com.

Widely recognized as a leading composer for interactive entertainment, James Hannigan's scoring career encompasses an array of genres including popular sci-fi titles such as Command & Conquer: Tiberium Twilight, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Chris Roberts' space combat simulation, Freelancer, and several entries in the Harry Potter series. Most recently James Hannigan composed original music for Visceral Games / Electronic Arts' blockbuster sci-fi horror sequel Dead Space 3, winner of more than 15 critic awards at E3 2012, as well as new and updated themes for Jagex Games Studio's massively multiplayer online role-playing fantasy game Runescape, recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most popular free MMORPG. In addition to scoring video games, James composes for film and television, contributing to TV series such as BBC America's Primeval.  

James Hannigan's music has been recorded with orchestras around the world including The Philharmonia, Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of London and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - recording at world-famous studios Abbey Road, Skywalker Ranch and Air-Lyndhurst - and has worked with countless renowned ensembles and soloists. James is currently scoring several TV and video game projects yet to be announced. For more information visit:  www.jameshannigan.co.uk.

About Jagex  
Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.

Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com.

HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2013 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

KEVIN RIEPL SCORES ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES


Gears of War
Composer Returns to Sci-Fi Horror Genre
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2013 - Award-winning film and video game composer Kevin Riepl (Silent Night, ABCs of Death, The Aggression Scale, Gears of War, Resistance: Burning Skies) has created an original symphonic score for the highly anticipated blockbuster ALIENS™: COLONIAL MARINES video game, launching worldwide on February 12, 2013. Developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES is the authentic addition to the ALIENS canon, bringing new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise.

Continuing the legacy of Jerry Goldsmith's music in ALIEN and James Horner's music in ALIENS, Kevin Riepl's original score for ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES features all new themes and atmospheric underscores while staying faithful to the franchise's iconic scores of Ridley Scott's and James Cameron's classic sci-fi horror cinema. Infusing his haunting, sweeping and bombastic orchestral score with familiar nods and intense cinematic action music performed by full live orchestra, Riepl draws on his own classical training and film scoring background to create an authentic ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES score that will immerse players in the definitive ALIENS gaming experience.

Composing music for multiple entertainment genres, Kevin Riepl's engaging and atmospheric scores have enhanced numerous indie films such as ABCs OF DEATH, CLEMENCY, THE AGGRESSION SCALE (Global Music Awards Winner) and the recent holiday season horror feature, SILENT NIGHT. In addition to scoring film festival winners and genre cult films including the emotional sci-fi short HENRI starring Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey) and Oddball Animation Studios' stunning concept film, RUIN (Global Music Awards Winner), Kevin Riepl is also renowned for composing the epic, signature score for the blockbuster video game GEARS OF WAR. Most recently his sci-fi action score for Sony's RESISTANCE: BURNING SKIES was awarded "Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media" in the 2013 Movie Music UK Awards. For more information on Kevin Riepl, visit www.kevinriepl.com.

A true continuation to James Cameron's film ALIENS, the story of ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES takes place after the events of the second film. In ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES, players are part of a U.S. Colonial Marine squad and must prepare to face an alien assault, more intense and horrific than ever before. Driven by a compelling and original story, ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES retains the atmospheric look and feel of the original films while creating an entirely new interactive ALIENS experience. For more information on ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES, visit www.sega.com/alienscolonialmarines.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA of America's Web site is located at www.sega.com

About Gearbox Software
Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for the award winning, best-selling original and licensed video games they have developed for major video game platforms. Founded in 1999 and located near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the best-selling new property of 2009, Borderlands and its record setting downloadable content, the critically acclaimed award winning Brothers in Arms series, and the Duke Nukem franchise. The company has also developed licensed video games for many of the industry's top franchises including Halo, Half-Life, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, 007 James Bond, Aliens and others. Gearbox Software's success has been enabled and supported through several key mutually beneficial business relationships with strong publishing partners including Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft Entertainment, Microsoft Games Studios, Sega, and Take-Two/2K Games.

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third-party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

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