Guildford, UK.– September 28, 2009– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that composer Ramin Djawadi is creating a deep, emotional score for the modern combat first-person shooter, Medal of Honor TM . Known for his work on the Iron Man movie, the“Prison Break” television series and the remake of Clash of the Titans, Ramin Djawadi is bringing his unique style to the soundtrack for EA’s intense, action-packed modern warfare game taking place in war-town Afghanistan. The Medal of Honor original game score is now available for online purchase at select digital service providers.
"The new version of a landmark game always requires a next-level soundtrack," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. "But this 'reinvention' of Medal of Honor demanded a composer who could create an epic score that brings the game into a whole new era. The intuition and skill that makes Ramin Djawadi one of Hollywood's top young talents in film scoring is exemplified in Medal of Honor. This is an incredibly intense score, and we're tremendously proud to have him in the EA family."
For the first time in its 11-year history, Medal of Honor leaves the WWII theatre and enters the modern setting of war-torn Afghanistan. The game is told through the lens of a small band of fictional characters. Medal of Honor introduces players to the Tier 1 Operator, an elite warrior and relatively unknown instrument of the U.S. Military that operates under the National Command Authority to take on missions no one else can handle. Composer Ramin Djawadi explains,“The fact that it is modern day with various locations asked for a completely different approach both stylistically and thematically. The score is very widespread from emotional orchestral to edgy modern action. Western and ethnic instruments are used to represent the different cultures.”
“Designing a score that captures both the scalpel-like quite professionalism of the Tier 1 Operators and the sledge hammer action of big military has been a unique challenge. The music is designed to dynamically ebb and flow, complementing the big action sequences with thundering electric guitar and bass, and the quiet stealth with haunting strings and hymns. It is like a Hollywood action movie score on steroids,” said Djawadi.
For a limited time, PC gamers worldwide can sample two diverse maps and two action-packed multiplayer modes in the PC Multiplayer Open Beta. The Medal of Honor Open Beta will begin on October 4 and will end on October 8 at 7:59am. PC gamers can learn more at www.medalofhonor.com/pcopenbeta.
Medal of Honor launches on October 15, 2010 in Europe for the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 ® videogame and entertainment system and PC. Follow the game on twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/medalofhonor or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/medalofhonor.
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