Monday, April 22, 2013

OLIVIER DERIVIERE SCORES "REMEMBER ME"




Paris, France (April 22, 2013) - Classically trained multimedia composer Olivier Deriviere (Alone In The Dark, Of Orcs And Men), whose distinctive soundtracks have been recognized by Billboard and The New York Times, has crafted a unique, electronically manipulated live symphonic score for the upcoming action adventure video game Remember Me developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Capcom. Deriviere's dynamic emotional score is intricately woven throughout Remember Me's innovative 'memory remix' gameplay experience and immersive futurist story set in Neo-Paris where personal memories are digitized, bought, sold and traded. Remember Me will launch on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in North America on June 4 and across Europe on June 7, 2013.

Remember Me is a 3rd person action adventure where players take on the role of Nilin, a former elite memory hunter with the ability to break into people's minds and steal or even alter their memories. The authorities, fearful of her knowledge and capabilities have arrested Nilin and wiped her memory clean. After her escape from prison, Nilin sets out on a mission to recover her identity, helped by her last and only friend. This search for her past leads to her being hunted by the very people that created this surveillance society. During the course of the story, Nilin will start remembering who she was and re-learning all the fighting moves that made her one of the world's leading memory hunters.

Olivier Deriviere's interactive musical score for Remember Me features live orchestra that has been digitally processed and manipulated with multiple layers and effects to create a futuristic - but entirely organic and acoustic - musical palette which reflects Nilin's memory loss and the reconstruction of her memories throughout the game.

Described by critics as "Cinematic and magnificent" (GameTrailers), "Fantastic and evocative" (IGN) and "One of the best soundtracks...this generation" (Destructoid), Deriviere's score dynamically reacts to the player's moves during gameplay and contains hidden messages about the story. Preview samples of the music are available on SoundCloud.

The score was recorded with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Air Studios in London by GRAMMY® award-winning score engineer John Kurlander and mastered at Universal Mastering Studios in Los Angeles.

Olivier Deriviere has previously scored numerous animation, film and video game soundtracks including the critically acclaimed interactive scores for Alone In The Dark, Of Orcs and Men and the Obscure video game series. Deriviere works with renowned recording studios, world-class engineers and performers, as well as employing the latest software and custom library sounds. An alumnus of Berklee College of Music (Jazz & Film Scoring) and the National Conservatory in Nice, France (Composition and Orchestration), Deriviere has recorded for games with the GRAMMY® award-winning choir The Mystery of Bulgarian Voices, The Boston Cello Quartet, The Boston String Quartet, The Children Choir of the National Opera of Paris and The Philharmonia Orchestra in London. His music has also been performed by the Cannes Symphony Orchestra, Monte Carlo String Quartet, and Utrecht Metropolitan Orchestra and Choir ("Games In Concert"). For more information on Olivier Deriviere, visit www.olivierderiviere.com.

For more information on Remember Me, visit www.facebook.com/Remembermegame.

ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man®, and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products an be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

COMPANY OF HEROES™ 2 FEATURES ORIGINAL SCORE BY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER CRIS VELASCO




LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2013) - Internationally celebrated composer Cris Velasco provides the original score for Relic Entertainment, Inc.'s Company of Heroes™ 2, the sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all time*. 

Velasco is one of the most sought-after composers in the medium, best known for his award-winning music featured in the God of War and Mass Effect franchises. Recorded with the Capellen Orchestra and Choir, featuring  world-class orchestra musicians and choir from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, Velasco's score for Company of Heroes 2 majestically captures the solemn heroism and human tragedy of the Eastern Front conflict during World War II. Company of Heroes 2 is scheduled to be released for PC on 25th June 2013. 

Company of Heroes 2 moves the battle away from the common Western Front focus of World War II and refocuses on some of history's most brutal and devastating conflicts on the Eastern Front, challenging players to take command of the iconic Red Army and repel the Nazi invaders from the very gates of Moscow. 

"Cris Velasco's score perfectly captures the heroism and tragedy that we set out to portray in Company of Heroes 2," said Relic Entertainment Audio Lead David Renn. "Cris worked tirelessly to provide us with rich and compelling music that is unlike any game soundtrack I have ever heard. From the depths of the Russian winter to the epic scale of Eastern Front battles, the score supports the game in a truly cinematic way and we couldn't be happier with the result."

"I approached this score from the very beginning as more of a 'Symphony for the Eastern Front' rather than a typical game score," said Cris Velasco. "The music sets out to convey the horror of war and the determination of the Russian soldiers."

Previously a BAFTA nominee and winner of "Best Original Score" at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Achievement Awards (God of War), Cris Velasco's music was recently honored with NBC News' "Best Video Game Music of 2012", GameTrailers' "Best Soundtrack of the Year", IGN's "People's Choice Award - Best Overall Music" (Mass Effect 3), and nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition" at the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Velasco's upcoming score for Company of Heroes 2 is highlighted among the "Most Anticipated Video Game Soundtracks of 2013" by Forbes.

Company of Heroes™ 2 will be available for PC in June 2013. For more information check www.companyofheroes.com, and to download SEGA game assets, please visit www.sega-press.com.

*on Gamerankings.com (with more than five reviews), with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews.


About Company of Heroes™ 2
It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the most brutal conflict of World War II, as Germany launches a full-scale invasion of the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union which would result in over 14 million military casualties. Take command of the iconic Soviet Red Army in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the invading Nazis. Your strategic skills and tactical expertise hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict in the sequel to the critically acclaimed and multi award-winning Company of Heroes. Engage in visceral tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and challenge you to wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin. 


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


About Cris Velasco
After receiving his degree in Music Composition from UCLA, Cris Velasco turned his attention to his childhood passion, video games. Renowned for his award-winning work on blockbuster franchises such as Mass Effect and God of War, Velasco has also scored other major titles including ZombiU, Borderlands 2, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Darksiders, Tron: Evolution, Prototype and Clive Barker's Jericho. Velasco has enjoyed considerable recognition for his work in video games, including top honors from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition", GameSpot's "Best Original Music Award," GameTrailers' "Best Soundtrack of the Year Award", IGN's "Best Original Score Award" and "People's Choice Award - Best Overall Music", G.A.N.G.'s "Music of the Year Award", NBC News' "Best Video Game Music of 2012" and Tracksounds' "Best Video Game Score Award." For more information visit the composer's website www.monarchaudio.com.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

010101 MUSIC RELEASES BEST OF COMMODORE AMIGA AND CD32 VIDEO GAME MUSIC COMPILATION "PAULA AGNUS DENISE"

Music From APIDYA, SHADOW OF THE BEAST, SPEEDBALL 2, TURRICAN 2

Featuring Twelve Composers Including Chris Huelsbeck,Tim Wright, Allister Brimble, David Whittaker, Barry Leitch


The Netherlands, April 3, 2013 - Independent record label 010101 Music is proud to present "Paula Agnus Denise - Best of Amiga and CD32 Video Game Music". This exclusive compilation album consists of remastered tracks and new remixes of tracks, including five previously unreleased tracks, from Commodore Amiga and CD32 video games released during 1989-1994 such as Alien Breed, Apidya, Battle Squadron, Cannon Fodder, Pinball Dreams, Shadow of the Beast, Speedball 2 and Turrican 2.

Featuring a mix of electronic music styles ranging from acoustic to hip-hop and rock to trance, "Paula Agnus Denise" is scheduled for a worldwide CD release on May 6th 2013 to retail outlets, and for digital download at Amazon MP3, iTunes and other digital music sites.

North American physical and digital distribution of the album is handled by Sumthing Distribution and will be available for digital download at ww.sumthing.com.

The 19-track album features nearly 80 minutes of music and the CD is packaged with a 12-page booklet.

Track listing:

1. Synchaoz - "Hired Guns Medley (Synchaoz Remake)"
2. CoLD SToRAGE - "Shadow of the Beast 3 Game Over (Urban Slide Mix)"
3. Chris Huelsbeck - "Turrican 3 Main Title"
4. CoLD SToRAGE - "Shadow of the Beast 2 Title Theme (Oxygene Moon Mix)"
5. Synchaoz - "Narcissus (Cannon Fodder Lost in Service * Synchaoz Remix)"
6. Allister Brimble - "Alien Breed"
7. Fabian Del Priore - "Apidya Techno Party (Rapture Trance Mix)"
8. Ron Klaren - "Battle Squadron Intro"
9. Char7ie - "Pinball Dreams Title (Digital World 2011 Mix)"
10. Ramon Braumuller - "Clockwiser Title"
11. Danja & Martine - "Agony Title (Acoustic Jam)"
12. Ron Klaren - "Battle Squadron Game Over"
13. daXX - "Shadow of the Beast Title" (daXX Orchestra Remix)"
14. Bomb the Bass - "Megablast" (Xenon 2 Mix)"
15. daXX - "Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Theme (daXX Remix)"
16. Tomi Jylhä-Ollila - "Turrican 2 Main Title"
17. Allister Brimble - "Project-X"
18. The Zero One - "Brutal Deluxe (Speedball 2 Theme Remake)"
19. Chris Huelsbeck - "Apidya Theme"

010101 Music is an independent record company launched in 2011 and specializing in video game music and other computer oriented music releases. For more information on 010101 Music, visit www.010101-music.nl.