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Wednesday, May 27, 2009


From Top Dollar PR:

Sumthing Else Music Works Announces Release of
Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack
Featuring Music Composed by Kota Suzuki, Hideki Okugawa, Akihiko Narita and Seiko

New York - May 26th, 2009 -Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing
relationship with Capcom®, proudly presents Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack
featuring the original music score from the new generation of the fear-inducing
video game series. The Resident Evil 5 Original Soundtrack 3-CD set is released
today to retail through Sumthing Else Music Works (

The physical CD is distributed by Sumthing Distribution and the digital release
is available on Sumthing Digital ( and iTunes®.

The Resident Evil® series has sold over 40 million units since the original game
was released in 1996 and has spawned a multi-million dollar trilogy of films from
Sony Pictures. Winning numerous awards and widespread positive reviews, Resident
Evil® 5 is one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed games of the year.
Game Informer honored Resident Evil 5 with "Game of the Month" status and an impressive
9.5/10 review score while PlayStation: The Official Magazine rated Resident Evil
5 with a perfect five-out-of-five score, remarking that "RE5 takes the co-op experience
to a new level and reinvigorates the survival horror genre in the process."
Lead Composer Kota Suzuki: "As the look of the game has changed from the previous
series, I spent many hours trying to figure out how to approach it with music. We
tend to relate horror with darkness, but this time the game takes place in Africa
with a blazing hot sun." I contemplated on how I could stir the player's emotion
by music embodying two opposite elements? After much trial and error, the director
came up with a key phrase 'panic horror.' And from there, I put my focus on panic-stricken
music for the players. In fact, I did often get panicky while playing this game
myself. I wonder what your experiences will be?"

Co-producer and series veterans Jun Takeuchi (Lost Planet®) and Masachika Kawata
(Resident Evil® 4 Wii Edition, Resident Evil®: Umbrella Chronicles) unleash an
unprecedented level of fear for the new generation in Resident Evil 5, the sequel
to one of the highest-rated videogames in history according to and Delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control,
Resident Evil 5 brings new fans to the series across the globe. For more information
on Resident Evil 5 please visit

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video
game soundtracks, please visit and

About Capcom

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in
1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises
Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains
operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate
headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found
on the company web site,

Street Resident Evil, Capcom, Lost Planet, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are registered
trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd. in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is
a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other trademarks are owned by
their respective owners.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.

Since its creation in the late 1990's by the world-renowned song writer, musician
and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged
industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing
full in-house services worldwide, from retail marketing and sales through physical
and digital distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world's leading video game
developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie Studios, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos
Interactive, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Microsoft, Mistwalker, Rare, SEGA, Silicon
Knights, Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft. Their catalogue of titles includes
the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well
as award-winning titles including: Halo Wars, Halo Trilogy, Gears of War 2, Fable
II, Too Human, Brothers In Arms, Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo:
Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts,
Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament
3 and many others.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their
respective companies. All other names of products mentioned herein may be the trademarks
of their respective owners.

All names of companies and products mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
respective owners.


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