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Monday, August 23, 2010


From Top Dollar PR:-

Blockbuster PlayStation®3 Video Game Score to be Recorded at World Famous Abbey
Road Studios


LONDON, England - 23rd August, 2010 - Following his landmark IVOR NOVELLO award-winning musical achievement for the first-person shooter video game KILLZONE® 2 on PLAYSTATION®3, Dutch-born composer JORIS DE MAN returns to provide a new original music score for the highly anticipated next installment in the blockbuster franchise, KILLZONE® 3. Internationally renowned for his epic, powerful and sweeping orchestral music,
Joris de Man's rousing theatrical score for KILLZONE 3 enhances the game's Hollywood-style,
action-focused narrative and propels the dramatic movie sequences and cinematic,
visceral gameplay. His most ambitious compositional work yet, Joris de Man will
record his symphonic music at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios. Developed by
Guerrilla Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe,
KILLZONE 3 is scheduled for release in February 2011.

"Joris is the kind of composer that keeps developing his skills and throughout the
years he always manages to amaze us with new sounds, themes and direction in his
music and for KILLZONE 3 he's doing exactly that again," said Mathijs de Jonge,
Game Director at Guerrilla Games. "KILLZONE 3 will be the seventh title that I've
worked on with Joris and it's great to see how the projects we work on keep growing
both in scale as well as popularity. I think it's very important to have this kind
of creative connection with the composer as it adds so much to the experience when
music and game complement each other."

In May 2010, Joris de Man was presented with the inaugural award for "Best Original
Video Game Score" for the KILLZONE 2 soundtrack at the 55th IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS
ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. The IVORS are presented
annually by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters (BASCA) and are respected
worldwide as the major platform for recognizing and rewarding Britain's songwriting
and composing talents. They are the only major music award to be judged and presented
by the writing community. The music of KILLZONE was also celebrated at the "JOYSTICK
3.0" concert in Sweden performed by the Malmo Symphony Orchestra. The JOYSTICK symphonic concert series currently holds the world record for a game music performance
with an attendance of 17,000 at the first show in 2006. KILLZONE will be performed at
the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra's "SCORE" concert in Sweden this November.
Composer Joris de Man commented, "Winning the Ivor this year gave me such a boost
because receiving was not just recognition for my work on the score, but being awarded
it in its first year meant being part of a growing appreciation of game music in
general. The achievement spurred me on and has given me a new energy that I hope
will be heard in the music I'm now writing for KILLZONE 3. I was thrilled to be
invited again to work alongside the team at Guerrilla; they continue to push the
limits of design and technology and I'm really proud to be a part of their next

Following on the heels of the highly acclaimed KILLZONE 2, players will once again
face the hostile Helghast army, battling overwhelming odds in the fight for human
survival. KILLZONE 3 delivers the definitive cinematic sci-fi war experience with
an immersive single-player campaign as well as multiplayer action in the war against
the Helghast. KILLZONE 3 will be fully playable in Stereoscopic 3D, immersing you
in the heart of the action. While you experience this world in incredible, High
Definition, Stereoscopic 3D detail - you'll learn to fear what's around every single
corner. For more information please visit

Killzone is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Developed
by Guerrilla. © 2010 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "PlayStation", and "PS"
Family logo are registered trademarks and "PS3" is a trademark of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. "SONY" and "make.believe" are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Killzone®3 ©2010 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Published by Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe. Developed by Guerrilla. Killzone is a registered trademark
of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. All rights reserved.


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