GRAW 2 gets scored

by: Chuck -
Those who actually listen to game soundtracks will be pleased to know that Ubisoft has contracted Tom Salta to do the score for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.  This is the same Tom Salta who did the score to the original game as well as Red Steel.  The theme for this years version is going to be "more aggressive and expressive" than the original score which was actually pretty good.  You can get a sample of the new soundtrack by heading over to the games official website.
San Francisco – February 27th, 2007 – Composer and music producer Tom Salta, whose previous credits include the MTV VMA nominated original score for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter(TM) (Tom Clancy's GRAW), has written and recorded the dark and epic original score for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter ® 2, the next installment in the smash-hit squad-based action franchise. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter ® 2 is being developed by the award-winning teams that created the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter(TM) in Ubisoft's Paris and Red Storm Studios, with developer GRIN once again developing the specific version for Windows® PC. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2 is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Windows® PC in March 2007, with the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system version scheduled to release in June 2007.

For Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter ® 2, Salta has written a more aggressive and expressive original score to enhance the game's intensive action and memorable, dramatic scenes, with only a few select motif references taken from the anthemic musical score of the first outing. To ensure the best performance of these tense and emotionally complex compositions for Tom Clancy's GRAW2, Salta recorded with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and the Page LA Studio Chorus on the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, a premier orchestra recording venue for Hollywood's major motion pictures.

Manu Bachet, Music Supervisor for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter ® 2 at Ubisoft, said, "Our goal on the sequel was to match the same high quality level as the acclaimed Tom Clancy's GRAW1 soundtrack. However Tom exceeded our expectations and has brought Tom Clancy's GRAW2's score to the next level, guiding the whole orchestra and choir performance to beautifully balance the thin line between emotion and violence - right where the magic happens.”


To hear preview samples of Tom Salta's music for the game, visit the official website at www.ghostrecon.com.

Salta's other recent projects include Ubisoft's exclusive first-person action title for the Nintendo Wii console, Red Steel, drawing from traditional and contemporary Japan for the game's original soundtrack which received IGN's Wii Award for Best Original Score. His music is also featured in the Warner Bros. movie trailer for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” For more information visit www.tomsalta.com.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter ® 2 builds off of the events in the first game and places gamers in control of the U.S. military's elite fighting unit, the Ghosts. In the year 2014, the rising conflict between Mexican loyalists and insurgent rebel forces has thrown Mexico into a full-scale civil war. Under the command of Captain Scott Mitchell, the Ghosts are called upon to face an imminent threat to the United States. The fate of two countries now lies in the hands of the Ghosts as they fend off an attack on U.S. soil. Equipped with the most cutting-edge weaponry and technology, the Ghosts must battle on both sides of the border to neutralize the escalating rebel threat.


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About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 547 million Euros for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.


About Tom Clancy:
With more than 80 million books sold, Tom Clancy is arguably the world's most recognized author. His works include fiction such as The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Without Remorse and The Teeth of the Tiger. Clancy also writes nonfiction works about weapons and various military units. Four of his books have already been adapted into highly successful feature films.
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