Codemasters announced today that film, television and award-winning interactive game composer Michael Giacchino will create the score for Turning Pointï¿½: Fall of Liberty the upcoming alternate-reality WWII shooter in development at Spark Unlimited.
Giacchino's credits include the popular television series Lost, Alias, renowned game soundtracks for the Medal of Honorï¿½ and Call of Dutyï¿½ franchises, as well as feature films such as Mission Impossible III, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Giacchino last teamed with developer Spark Unlimited on the award-winning and multi-million unit selling Call Of Dutyï¿½: Finest Hourï¿½ game for Activisionï¿½.
"I love working with Spark because they're a group that's focused on fusing innovation, quality and narrative into an intensity of game experience very few can create," stated Michael Giacchino. "For this game, we've taken an interesting approach that will allow the score to be more unique and emotionally personal to the player."
Working with award-winning Audio Director Jack Grillo, Turning Pointï¿½: Fall of Liberty will feature an orchestral score performed by the 76-piece Hollywood Studio Orchestra and deliver a dynamic soundtrack driven in part by the player's actions.
"I consider it an honour to be working with Michael once again," said Scott Langteau, Chief Operating Officer of Spark Unlimited.
"Together with Michael, we have developed a system that will evoke mood, setting, and emotional involvement with a dynamic structure to deliver musically on Turning Point's themes: the dissonance of an occupied state, the chaos that comes from resisting an unstoppable oppressing army, and the heroic feeling of making a difference as an individual."
"We're very excited to have Michael scoring Turning Point," said Barry Jafrato, Senior Vice President of Brand, Codemasters.
"Michael is not only a gifted composer, but his experience working with video game production teams allows him to craft truly unique and innovative gamesoundtracks that increase emotional impact for players."
Turning Pointï¿½: Fall of Liberty is set to be a major Q4 '07 launch from Codemasters and will be available for the Xbox 360ï¿½ video game and entertainment system from Microsoftï¿½, PLAYSTATIONï¿½3 computer entertainment system, and PC. Sign up for future briefings online at www.codemasters.com/turningpoint
ABOUT TURNING POINTï¿½: FALL OF LIBERTY
Set in 1953, in the midst of a WWII alternate reality, Turning Pointï¿½: Fall of Liberty opens as Nazi forces launch a decimating attack on the gateway of the United States eastern coastï¿½ New York. Nazi battleships quickly take the harbour, monstrous Zeppelins fill the skies, jet aircraft execute bombing runs and, as armed paratroopers descend on to the streets, the city is taken block by block. With New York falling to pieces, and Washington D.C. in enemy sights, it's time to fight afresh in a new battleground.
Developed by U.S. studio Spark Unlimited, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty will deliver an explosive F.P.S. experience in a world where famous locations and landmarks appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty also presents a very personal battle for players. As Dan Carsonï¿½ a reluctant New York City construction worker turned freedom fighterï¿½ gamers must survive the initial invasion before regrouping with other resistance members to take the fight back to the Nazis. Always outmanned and outgunned, players must use guerrilla tactics as they attempt to stop the world's most notorious war machine.