New York - July 22nd, 2009 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Viva Piñata® Original Soundtrack featuring the original music score from the critically acclaimed Viva Piñata video game series developed by Rare Ltd. The soundtrack album will be released on July 28th to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com and iTunes®.
Created by leading UK-based game developer Rare Ltd., Viva Piñata invites gamers to create an immersive world where living piñatas inhabit an ever-changing environment. Beginning with a few basic tools, players build and take control of this colorful environment, using their creativity and imagination to attract, protect and manage over 60 different piñata species that can visit their world and make it their home. Utilizing hundreds of customizable elements, players can create a unique piñata paradise.
The Viva Piñata Original Soundtrack features 25 original musical compositions by Grant Kirkhope who also composed music for games such as Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Donkey Kong 64, GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark and Grabbed by the Ghoulies. The score was orchestrated by Nic Raine and recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Viva Piñata gameplay experience presents a social and spontaneous world in which gamers play an absolutely crucial role. The Viva Piñata world is an evolving paradise teeming with fantastic living piñata creatures and vibrant plant life, all determined by the player's choices and actions. Appealing to kids, adults, casual gamers and enthusiasts alike, this uniquely customizable and social game rewards and challenges all players regardless of their skill level. For more information on the game please visit www.vivapinata.com.
Founded in 1985 and based in the United Kingdom, Rare Ltd. is one of the world's leading video game developers and has masterminded some of the most popular video games in history, including multimillion-dollar sellers "GoldenEye," "Perfect Dark," "Banjo-Kazooie" and the "Donkey Kong Country" series. From 2005 to 2006, Rare released "Perfect Dark Zero," "Kameo: Elements of Power" and "Viva Piñata" for Xbox 360. Rare continues to entertain the world with the releases of "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts&Bolts" and "Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise". For further information visit www.rare.co.uk.
About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.
Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned song writer, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie Studios, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos Interactive, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Microsoft, Mistwalker, Rare, SEGA, Silicon Knights, Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft. Their catalogue of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning titles including: Resident Evil 5, StreetFighter IV, Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament III and many others.
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