300 Composer Scoring Rise of the Argonauts

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Tyler Bates, who you may know if you’re a movie buff as one of the top Hollywood composers going these days for his work on films like 300, The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween, has signed on with Codemasters and Liquid Entertainment to score their mythological RPG Rise of the Argonauts. This is a big deal for two reasons. One, this is the first video game Bates has composed music for. And two, it’s yet another giant step towards the convergence of Hollywood and video games. I guess I could throw a third reason in as well, namely that Bates’ presence ensures that Rise of the Argonauts will have one epic soundtrack. I already love the title track that plays in all of Liquid Entertainment’s dev diaries, so now more than ever I’m eager to hear more of what the score has to offer.

“The mythical nature of Rise of the Argonauts encouraged me to go beyond TV and movies and compose the score for my first video game,” said Tyler Bates. “Rise of the Argonauts is an epic game with some of the biggest Greek heroes like Jason, Hercules and Achilles, which inspired me to compose dramatic, sweeping music to create the proper setting for this exciting adventure.”

Tyler Bates to score Rise of the Argonauts [Rise of the Argonauts Community Site]

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