Mass Effect fans, Take Note: Cris Velasco Is Scoring ZombiU's Soundtrack
Posted by Shaan Joshi
Veteran game composer crafting a dark score for Ubisoft's upcoming zombie title
Hot off the heels of Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2, BAFTA award winning composer Cris Velasco will be lending his musical talents to the horror genre with Ubisoft's ZombiU.
Best known for his work on the God of War series, Cris is no stranger to the game industry, having worked on other horror titles such as Clive Barker's Jericho.
From the press release:
Following his recent critically acclaimed soundtracks for Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2, award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Clive Barker’s Jericho, Hellgate: London) returns to lend his prolific music talents to the horror genre with a dark and twisted original score for Ubisoft’s new survival-horror shooter ZombiU. As a BAFTA nominee and winner of “Best Original Score” at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Achievement Awards (God of War trilogy), Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers for the medium. ZombiU will be released exclusively for Wii U from Nintendo on November 13.
To immerse players in the zombie apocalypse setting and intense first-person experience of ZombiU, Cris Velasco composed a visceral hybrid action score featuring the raw sounds of detuned toys and instruments, carnival organs, distorted guitars, and haunting ambient textures, contrasted with the intimate emotion of piano and string quintet compositions.
ZombiU will be released as a Wii U launch title, on November 18th in North America and November 30th in Europe.