Award-winning 300 and Watchmen composer Tyler Bates claims that Army of Two: The 40th Day will include the “most responsive” music in relation to gameplay that he’s ever heard.
Speaking in this interview with Examiner, when asked of video game composing he said:
“It’s interesting because the technology…is constantly evolving…you can’t have a unilateral approach to each one. You really have to find out what the technological parameters are for the developers, how they plan on integrating the music into the game, the gameplay, and understanding the visual aspect of the game. That all has to be taken into account when writing the score.”
“..the way they are formatting the music into the game, from what I can tell, is going to be the most responsive to game play that I’ve ever heard of. I’m really happy with how it came out.”
He also spoke of how he had no idea that his score for ‘Rise of the Argonauts’ had been released as a soundtrack, albeit as an in-store bonus. He said of EA in regards to The 30th Day:
“…with Army of Two, EA has a built-in deal that when you sign with them, it is already in the pipeline to release a soundtrack. I’m really excited about that one. I’m actually finishing that one now.”
EA just sound even nicer and nicer these days, or is this a case of ‘the monies‘ again? Army of Two: The 40th Day is due 8th January 2010 in North America, and 12th January 2010 in Europe.