That adaptation of the epic poem just got epic-er with the announcement of award-winning video game, tv and film composer Garry Schyman on-board.
You probably remember Schyman’s work in his highly praised breakthrough role as the Bioshock composer. He received 4 awards from the Game Audio Network Guild awards in 2008, one from Primotech, G4TV, Spike Tv and one from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
The Dante’s Inferno soudntrack was recorded in July at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London, with backup from the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Metro Voices Singers. It’ll be released in 2010. Schyman had this to say about the project:
“Scoring Dante’s Inferno was one of the most interesting and challenging projects I have ever tackled. Literally being asked to score hell was fantastic especially once I saw the surrealistically frightening world that Visceral Games had developed. I thought long and hard about every piece of music I wrote to create something new, surprising and fitting. It has turned out to be one of the most creative experiences in my career.”
Dante’s Inferno is a third-person hack ‘n slash from Visceral Games (ex-EA Redwood Shores) and will be published by EA. It’s based on the first chapter of epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri and is due February 9th of next year in the US, and February 12th in Europe. It’ll be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PSP.