Jason Graves and Kevin Riepl score music for Resistance: Burning Skies

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Composers Jason Graves and Kevin Riepl joined forces to create an original score for the upcoming PlayStation Vita game, Resistance: Burning Skies. The game, which is being developed by Nihilistic Software, will be the first appearance of a first-person-shooter on the new handheld system. The narrative of Burning Skies takes place between the events of Resistance 2 and Resistance 3, with protagonist Tom Riley battling through waves of Chimeran.

Previous experience for the composers include Jason Graves scoring music for Dead Space and Dead Space 2 and Kevin Riepl providing music for Gears of War. Resistance: Burning Skies for PlayStation Vita will be available on May 29.
JASON GRAVES AND KEVIN RIEPL JOIN THE RESISTANCE®
Celebrated Genre Composers Score Resistance: Burning Skies™

May 8, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) - Award-winning composers Jason Graves (Dead Space) and Kevin Riepl (Gears of War) have created an original score for Resistance: Burning Skies™, the first fully portable, true first person shooter experience only available on Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA)'s PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) handheld entertainment system. Developed by Nihilistic Software, Resistance: Burning Skies is the PS Vita debut of the popular PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system's first person shooter franchise, Resistance®. Graves and Riepl each wrote forty minutes of emotional, suspenseful and epic action orchestral music, delivering the most dynamic and thrilling score in the series yet. Resistance: Burning Skies is scheduled for release on May 29.

Set in an alternate universe, Resistance: Burning Skies stays true to the franchise with unique 1950's Americana locations and hordes of returning and never-before-seen Chimera. Taking place in the Resistance storyline between Resistance®2 and Resistance®3, Resistance: Burning Skies follows New York City firefighter Tom Riley as he experiences first-hand the initial days of the Chimeran assault across the U.S. eastern seaboard. Riley travels from city to city, searching for his family but finds himself an integral part of the battle. Riley meets other bands of survivors throughout his journey and together they must fight to save themselves and humanity.

Jason Graves is a British Academy award-winning composer who has brought his passion for music to numerous video game franchises including the innovative, original soundtracks for Dead Space and Dead Space 2. Graves' music has become synonymous with unique, symphonic textures combined with modern aesthetics and he is renowned worldwide for his cinematic, immersive scoring. For more information visit www.jasongraves.com.

Kevin Riepl is an award-winning film composer and recording artist (aka Damage Vault) writing for multiple entertainment genres. His engaging and atmospheric scores have enhanced numerous indie films such as ABCs of Death, Clemency, The Aggression Scale and Henri. In video games, Riepl is best known for composing the rousing signature score for Gears of War. For more information visit www.kevinrieplmusic.com.
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