news\ Dec 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Mass Effect 3’s Musical Development


The conclusion to the Mass Effect series is pulling no punches on their final installment coming out this March.  Besides epic story, evolved combat, and alluring scenery – the score will also be without flaw.  Let’s face it; if you are Shepard saving the universe from Reaper annihilation, you are going to want some slow walking / explosion jumping music. 

Mass Effect’s audio team is preparing the score with five composers.  Four of the five composers have worked on Mass effect games in the past.  It they continue with the trend of audial bliss, we can expect another superior soundtrack. 

The 5 composers are listed here:

  • Clint Mansell, Golden Globe nominatedHollywood composer recognized for scoring celebrated films including Black Swan, The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream.
  • Christopher Lennertz, Emmy nominated Hollywood composer known for his work on the recent movie Horrible Bosses, also composed Mass Effect 2: Overlord, Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker, and won the Interactive Academy Award for Medal of Honor.
  • Cris Velasco, known for composing the God of War series’ score, has also worked on downloadable content Mass Effect 2: Kasumi and Mass Effect 2: Arrival.
  • Sam Hulick, veteran to the Mass Effect series having composed the score for Mass Effect, Mass Effect: Bring Down the Sky and Mass Effect 2.
  • Sascha Dikiciyan, video game industry veteran, known for composing the score for TRON: Evolution and the scores of Mass Effect 2: Kasumi and Mass Effect 2: Arrival.

On the topic of score, Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series said:

The magic of BioWare games has always been the emotional power of the story, so music is extremely important to the experience,” said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series. “With Mass Effect 3, we’re taking players on a more personal journey, even though the scope is bigger than ever – an all-out galactic war!  Each composer has played an intricate role in delivering the combination of epic scope and delicate emotion that will make Mass Effect 3 the best game in the series.

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