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Tuesday, April 06, 2010


From Top Dollar PR:


Celebrated Composer Records A-List World Music Talent for Evocative Original Score
Featured in New Prince of Persia® for the Nintendo Wii(TM)

New York, April 6th, 2010 - Tom Salta, one of the most decorated and prolific music
composers for multimedia, has produced an original music score for Prince of Persia
The Forgotten Sands(TM) for the Nintendo Wii(TM) system. Salta is renowned for crafting
memorable, emotionally engaging scores for the medium and delivers a melodic and
deeply immersive soundtrack that is essential to the rich gaming experience of
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands(TM). Developed by Ubisoft®'s Production Studio
in Quebec and built entirely from the ground up, Prince of Persia The Forgotten
Sands(TM) for the Nintendo Wii(TM) is a new chapter in the critically acclaimed
Prince of Persia® The Sands of Time series, which introduces players to a brand
new storyline complete with new characters, and powers that transcend both nature
and time. Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands(TM) is scheduled to be commercially
released on May 18, 2010.

"An outstanding composer, Tom Salta is extremely passionate and truly committed
to our project," said Aurelien Baguerre, audio director for Prince of Persia The
Forgotten Sands(TM) on the Nintendo Wii(TM). "The action and gameplay are remarkably
enhanced by Tom's beautiful orchestrations which unmistakably evoke Persian colors,
providing a grandiose and emotional dimension to our game."

To fully immerse players in the Prince's new adventure, Salta composed and produced
an intensely atmospheric and intricately woven original music score that captures
the essence and spirit of the original Prince of Persia® The Sands of Time and supports
the new story and gameplay of Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands(TM) with a contemporary
world music aesthetic. The score features performances recorded with globally revered
percussionist Bashiri Johnson, dark hypnotic vocals by world music singer Azam Ali
and ethereal vocals by international recording artist Judith Bérard, as well as
world music and middle-eastern instrumentation such as doubek, kora, khangira, bowhammer
cymbalom, lakota slide, walimba, ney, duduk and custom made instruments.

About the Video Game:

Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands(TM) for Nintendo Wii(TM) is a new installment
in the popular Prince of Persia(TM) series and presents a new adventure within The
Sands of Time universe. After leaving his father's kingdom to prove his worth, the
Prince is drawn toward a mysterious realm. He quickly discovers that he must harness
his acrobatic abilities and powers over the environment to not only survive, but
to save a mystic palace from unfathomable evil. For more information on Prince
of Persia The Forgotten Sands(TM) please visit:

About Ubisoft®:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment
products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up
of products and partnerships. Ubisoft is present in 28 countries and has sales in
more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality,
cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008-09 fiscal year Ubisoft
generated sales of 1.058 billion euros. To learn more, please visit

© 2003 - 2010 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Based on Prince of Persia®
created by Jordan Mechner. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft
Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Prince of Persia and Prince of
Persia: The Forgotten Sands are trademarks of Jordan Mechner in the U.S. and/or
other countries used under license by Ubisoft Entertainment.

Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo


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