As the video gaming industry advances so does the music that accompanies the action. The latest example of this comes from Majesco who has just wrapped up a session with a 70-piece Orchestra for its upcoming action title, Advent Rising
. The completely original score was recorded at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, Calif. and incoporates live orchestral and vocal elements. The soundtrack will also be made available separately for those who wish to enjoy it without the gaming experience.
MAJESCO PARTNERS WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING TALENT FOR
â€˜ADVENT RISINGâ€™ VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACK
Musical Score Features 70-Piece Hollywood Union Orchestra and
Members of World-Famous Operatic Choir
EDISON, N.J., February 08, 2005 â€“ Building on the excitement surrounding the May launch of one of their most-anticipated products, Majesco (NASDAQ: MJES), a provider of diversified products and content for digital entertainment platforms, today announced an ensemble of top Hollywood and award-winning musical talent behind the video game soundtrack for Advent Rising.
Recorded at Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA, the Advent Rising soundtrack is a completely original musical score that incorporates live orchestral and vocal elements to create a variety of musical themes utilized throughout the game. The soundtrack is also planned for retail release to coincide with the game.
"Our approach with Advent Rising was to create a game play experience similar to that of an epic film," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. "Creating a powerful soundtrack was a key component to evoking a higher level of player emotion and allowing the player to feel completely immersed in the Advent universe while playing the game."
Majesco contracted a 70-piece Hollywood union orchestra, which was led by Emmy Award-winning conductor Mark Watters. The score was then mixed and recorded by Armin Steiner, the Grammy Award-winning mixing engineer best known for his work on such blockbusters movies as â€œFinding Nemo,â€ â€œSeabiscuit,â€ and â€œThe Matrixâ€ trilogy.
Composition and sound design was created by award-winning composer and video game sound designer Tommy Tallarico, who enlisted the talents of a world famous operatic choir and their complimenting childrenâ€™s choir united to perform the musicâ€™s extraordinary chorus. Emerging RCA recording artist Charlotte Martin co-wrote and performed lead vocals and piano for the song â€œGreater Lights,â€ which is featured on the soundtrack.
Coinciding with the announcement is the release of an all-new game play trailer, specially edited to one of the soundtrackâ€™s orchestral scores. The official Advent Rising trailer can be viewed at: http://www.adventtrilogy.com/images/movies/1_21/AdventGameplayII_sm.mov and additional game information can be found at www.adventtrilogy.com.
About Advent Rising
Scheduled for release in May, Advent Rising is the first of a planned trilogy of action/adventure games for the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft and PC. An intergalactic saga created with award-winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card, the Advent series thrusts gamers into a continuously evolving series of sequences and events, where they are forced to make decisions that will affect not only the outcome of the first game, but the entire trilogy.
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, Majesco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MJES) is a provider of diversified products and content for digital entertainment platforms. The Companyâ€™s three main product lines include Games, which includes critically acclaimed titles such as Advent Rising and Tim Schaferâ€™s Psychonauts; Videos, which highlights the Companyâ€™s platform-independent video compression technology, and Gadgets, which includes innovative digital entertainment products like the Wireless Messenger for Game BoyÂ® Advance. More information about the Company can be found online at www.majescogames.com.
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