New York – BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd (Hitman: Contracts, Freedom Fighters, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory) has partnered with Hollywood film soundtrack label La-La Land Records to release the original score from the first Hitman video game, HITMAN™: CODENAME 47. The 2-disc set also features a re-mastered version of the classic symphonic score to HITMAN™ 2: SILENT ASSASSIN, regarded as some of the best music ever recorded for the genre.
Pre-order now at www.lalalandrecords.com/Hitman.html and, for a limited time, get your 2-CD set autographed by composer Jesper Kyd. The HITMAN: CODENAME 47 / HITMAN 2: SILENT ASSASSIN double album will be available from major retailers in July, 2005.
Presented here in its first official CD release, the soundtrack from HITMAN: CODENAME 47 features Kyd’s dynamic blend of electronic and cinematic music - which he developed further on the darker, BAFTA award-winning Hitman: Contracts score - and is the latest collectable for fans of the best-selling Hitman games. The HITMAN 2: SILENT ASSASSIN score, recently celebrated in GameSpot’s A History of Video Game Music: The Hitmen of Budapest, was recorded with 110 musicians of the Budapest Symphony and Choir. In 2004, the music of Hitman 2 was performed during the "GC" Game Music Symphony concert in Europe, the first event series of its kind outside of Japan.
The Hitman series is developed by IO-Interactive and published by Eidos. Jesper Kyd is currently scoring the latest installment in the multi-million selling series, Hitman: Blood Money. For more information please visit www.jesperkyd.com.
IO-Interactive (www.ioi.dk) was established in September 1998 as a joint venture between Nordisk Film & TV A/S and the game developer Reto-Moto. Based in Copenhagen, IOI develops advanced 3D computer games for the global market. Using proprietary technologies, IOI products are represented on all major platforms. Since its start in 1998, IOI have released the titles "Hitman: Codename 47" in 2000, "Hitman 2: Silent Assassin" in 2002. October 2003 saw the release of "Freedom Fighters" - a squad-based action shooter, set in a counterfactual present, presuming that Soviet Union won WWII and invades USA. In April 2004 IO-Interactive released the third installment in the acclaimed Hitman series "Hitman: Contracts."
Today, IOI is a part of the Eidos group, one of the world’s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos and IOI joined forces in March 2004 to be able to set even higher standards in their respective fields of excellence.