From the Press Release
Following his recent critically acclaimed soundtracks for Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2, award-winning composer Cris Velasco (Clive Barker’s Jericho, Hellgate: London) returns to lend his prolific music talents to the horror genre with a dark and twisted original score for Ubisoft’s new survival-horror shooter ZombiU. As a BAFTA nominee and winner of “Best Original Score” at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Achievement Awards (God of War trilogy), Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers for the medium. ZombiU will be released exclusively for Wii U from Nintendo on November 13.
ZombiU puts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter takes all the terror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.
About Cris Velasco
After receiving his degree in Music Composition from UCLA, Cris Velasco turned his attention to his childhood passion, video games. Widely known for his work on the God of War series, Velasco has since gone on to score many major titles including Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Darksiders, Tron: Evolution, Prototype and Clive Barker’s Jericho. Velasco has enjoyed considerable recognition for his work in video games, including top honors from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences for “Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition” as well as GameSpot’s “Best Original Music Award,” IGN’s “Best Original Score Award,” G.A.N.G.’s “Music of the Year Award” and Tracksounds’ “Best Video Game Score Award.”
You can visit the official ZombiU and Monarch Audio websites to learn more. Also, make sure to check out the “Maestro of Horror” at New York Comic Con on October 12th.