SQUARE ENIX and Crystal Dynamics have announced that Jason Graves, an award winning composer with an outstanding pedigree across film, television and gaming is penning the original score for Tomb Raider.
Graves' involvement is revealed in the third episode of The Final Hours of Tomb Raider. In The Sound of Survival, host Zachary Levi escorts viewers to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) London headquarters, and speaks to Graves about his role in the reboot of the iconic Tomb Raider franchise (BAFTA has previously recognized Graves' work for Original Score and Use of Audio in Dead Space).
The composer reveals his vision for the game's soundscape and speaks about infusing atmosphere, emotion and authenticity into Lara's origins story through his musical scoreand illustrates his search to find the perfect sound for the game, through his collaboration with sculptor, Matt McConnell who created a bespoke and wholly original instrument to aid Graves in bringing his unique sound to Tomb Raider.
In keeping with the tradition of Geoff Keighley's signature The Final Hours series, viewers can gain a deeper, behind-the-scenes look at what Graves has to say by checking out this episode: http://youtu.be/zadNXgwqNnI
The Tomb Raider franchise has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and inspired one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, grossing over $300 million at the global box office with protagonist Lara Croft becoming a contemporary global icon. Tomb Raider is in development for a multi-platform release, and is slated to launch March 5, 2013.