HUGEsound announces the worldwide premier of Chance Thomas' spectacular original game score for Peter Jackson's King Kong. Listen to an exclusive 5-minute highlight reel from the score at this link:
Popular website KONGisKing.net has secured first rights to showcase the score from Ubisoft’s upcoming action/adventure game. Fans can freely download up to sixteen minutes of themes and action music including the exclusive 5-minute highlight reel plus four more full-length music tracks from this web page.
The wholly original orchestral score for Kong was created by multiple award-winning composer Chance Thomas, the musical force behind VU Games’ Lord of the Rings™ series (Lord of the Rings Online, War of the Ring, The Hobbit, etc.) and composer for Sony Pictures’ Oscar™ winning short film, The ChubbChubbs!™.
Chance worked closely with Kong’s Creative Director Michel Ancel and other key players to deliver 120 minutes of soaring themes, thundering tribal rhythms, romance, heroism, tragedy, unsettling tension and rousing action. The result is “perfect”, according to Ancel who said, “Though we worked on separate continents, Chance was living with us on Skull Island. He has used his talents to create the perfect music for immersing the players in the dramatic story of Kong.”
Producer Xavier Poix said, “I love the themes! This is amazing music. Video game creation is about talent and hard work. Chance gave us everything it takes.” The live orchestral score was performed by the Northwest Sinfonia and Seattle Chorale, recorded and mixed at Studio X in Seattle, Washington. Thomas, who produced one of the first ever live orchestral scores for a game, Quest For Glory V: Dragon Fire, conducted the orchestra and produced the sessions.
Peter Jackson’s King Kong is scheduled for release on all game platforms by Ubisoft in November 2005.