Famed Video Game composer Jack Wall returns to score Mass Effect 2

This month, already one of the most anticipated titles for 2010 will be upon us as Mass Effect 2 hits the Xbox 360 and PC promising to be yet another epic adventure on every level.  Already detailed with the all-star voice cast, all the technical improvements, along with that signature Bioware RPG experience, yesterday we were also reminded that Jack Wall will be returning to take on duties of score composer for the sequel.  Having worked on the first Mass Effect as well as other franchises including Myst, Unreal and Splinter Cell, Wall brings his experience and knowledge of the video game experience to the table promising to make ME2 in every way more epic-y (yeah…that’s right…I made that word up). Sean C.

Edmonton, Alberta (January 11, 2010) – BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that accomplished composer, Jack Wall, will compose the original score for Mass Effect™ 2, the epic second act in the award-winning action-RPG  trilogy. Featuring nearly three hours of extraordinary orchestral arrangements, the score explodes with a symphony of sounds that spur the game’s intense action and dramatic storytelling. Wall scored the award-winning soundtracks for the original Mass Effect.

“We are thrilled to again be collaborating with Jack Wall, this time on Mass Effect 2,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “Jack did an outstanding job with the original game and has a firm grasp for our vision of the trilogy. His score for Mass Effect 2 perfectly blends classic sci-fi inspired sounds with unique arrangements to achieve an emotionally charged complement to the dramatic, action-packed gameplay.”

“Working on the Mass Effect franchise has challenged me to create music beyond what I’ve written before,” said composer Jack Wall.”With Mass Effect 2, the story is even more engrossing and affecting, so it was important for me, along with my team of composers Sam Hulick, David Kates, Jimmy Hinson, and music implementation by Brian DiDomenico, to develop a score that complemented the scope and intensity of the gameplay while captivating the players and drawing them deeper into the story.”

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~ by consolecreatures on January 12, 2010.

One Response to “Famed Video Game composer Jack Wall returns to score Mass Effect 2”

  1. I’m going to have to buy a 360 to be able to play this, I played the first one and it was amazing but I only have a PS3 now… The soundtrack is going to be incredible, Jack Wall is mindblowingly good. 360 might dominate this year, again, though PS3 does have a pretty good game line-up for rpgs in 2010, this site has some info on those. How long until Mass Effect 2 comes out? TOO LONG!

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