Composer and music producer Tom Salta has created the captivating musical score for Ubisoft's exclusive first-person action title for the Wii™ console, Red Steel™, drawing from traditional and contemporary Japan for the game's original soundtrack. In the game, players will master both the ancient art of the Katana and the sophisticated technology of modern firearms, taking advantage of the emotion and innovative gameplay possible only with the remarkable Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. Salta's kaleidoscopic musical score follows the hero's dramatic journey and immerses gamers in the unique gunplay and swordplay actions set in modern-day Japan.
"Tom Salta has found the perfect balance between Japanese traditional music, classic Hollywood score and various modern styles," said Manu Bachet, music supervisor for Red Steel. "He has composed the most exciting soundtrack I've ever worked on at Ubisoft."
Tom Salta arranged and recorded traditional live Japanese instrumentation including Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi and Taiko performed by expert Japanese musicians including the specialist percussion group Taikoza. The score also features performances from conservatory-trained Japanese opera singers and renowned violinist Lili Haydn. In order to reflect the diverse and Western-influenced soundtrack of fashionable Tokyo, Salta further embellished the soundtrack with a wide spectrum of music styles - such as orchestral, electronic, rock, hip hop, dance, easy listening, jazz, lounge, and Japanese pop - that truly embrace the game's cinematic story and vibrant locations.
Tom Salta's previous video game credits include the anthemic military-themed orchestral score for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™, which was nominated for Best Video Game Score at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. Recording under the artist name Atlas Plug (www.atlasplug.com), Salta is currently working on the follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut solo album, 2 Days or Die. For more information on Tom Salta, visit www.tomsalta.com.
For more information on Red Steel, please visit the official website at www.redsteelgame.com.