Webzen announced today that looooong-awaited MMOFPS game Huxley, the first highly anticipated MMO for Xbox 360, (we're not counting Phantasy Star Online or FF XI because they suck) has nabbed Kevin Riepl to compose the soundtrack. Riepl’s credits include little known games like Gears of War, Unreal Tournament 2004, and City of Villains.
Riepl composed 25 tracks for the game with an 80-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony at Warner Bros. Studios over a two-day period.
"I am really proud to have the opportunity to work on Huxley, an awesome game with a lot of different themes and influences that required a gripping soundtrack," said Riepl. "The music will bring players closer to the game in every aspect of Huxley - from the large and relatively peaceful cities to the immersive player-versus environment quests and the intense player-versus-player massive battles."
"We can now add immersive and dramatic music to the creative multi-cultural art style, compelling Unreal Engine 3.0 graphics and unique game design as some of the many ways that Huxley is sure to resonate with players," said Kijong "KJ" Kang, producer for Webzen. "Kevin captured the exact musical feel we wanted Huxley players to experience while unfolding the epic story and engaging in the game's fierce battles."
Huxley is scheduled for release in 2008…hopefully…
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