Wolfenstein soundtrack getting Brown notes
5/12/2009 2:30:00 PM
Activision announced today that Bill Brown will be producing the score for Wolfenstein. If you've seen Ali, Any Given Sunday, or suffered through an episode of CSI:NY then you are familiar with some of Mr. Brown's other work. He also did the score for Return to Wolfenstein which makes him a natural fit because Occult/Nazi themes can be very difficult to weave into a game.
BILL BROWN TO PRODUCE SCORE FOR WOLFENSTEIN™
Santa Monica, CA – May 12, 2009 – Activision Publishing (Nasdaq: ATVI) and id Software announced that Wolfenstein™ is set to feature an original score by award-winning composer, Bill Brown. Brown’s work has been featured in numerous feature films and television shows with credits, including: “Ali,” “Any Given Sunday,” “CSI: NY” and “Finding Forrester.” He previously also scored id’s hit Return to Castle Wolfenstein®.
“Bill was the natural choice to create a soundtrack that emphasizes the fast-paced action of Wolfenstein while enhancing the overall mood during key moments and getting players fully immersed in the adventure,” says Kevin Cloud, executive producer at id Software. “Bill crafted the perfect soundtrack when we previously worked together on Return to Castle Wolfenstein and his experience and passion for the franchise will once again allow him to deliver an incredible score that draws the player deeper into the Wolfenstein universe.”
Wolfenstein is scheduled for release later this year on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and is not yet rated.
Wolfenstein brings the Nazi’s dark obsession with the occult to life, by intertwining fast-paced, intense story-driven combat with a diverse sci-fi experience. As BJ Blazkowicz, a highly decorated member of the Office of Secret Actions (OSA), you are sent on a special mission into the heart of the Third Reich to investigate evidence that the SS hierarchy may possess a new and mysterious power.
About id Software
id – defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche; id Software, located in Mesquite, Texas, was founded in 1991. From inception to present day, id Software has relentlessly provided technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game developer and technology provider. Transcending the games industry, id’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com.
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