By Quinton Miles
Sammy Studios announced today that Asdru Sierra and Mike Regan will be lending their talents to compose the musical score for [i]Darkwatch[/i], their upcoming first person shooter. Regan is regarded as one of the best video game composers out there, and has won numerous awards for his previous work. Sierra is a Grammy Award winning artist and a front man for the indie band Ozomatli.
“Our approach with ‘Darkwatch’ has been to create a video game with big hit potential,” said John Rowe, president and chief operating officer, Sammy Studios, Inc. “‘Darkwatch’ has tremendous production value from a game development perspective, and a compelling, original premise that bears all of the hallmarks of an enduring entertainment property. Enlisting established musical artists brings that same caliber of production to an area we believe is important to bring the property to life, and ultimately make the game a memorable experience.”
[i]Darkwatch[/i] is aiming to offer a unique twist on the first person shooter genre by adding a horror twist to the normal wild west action. Players will assume control of Jericho Cross, a gunslinger turned half-vampire. Both men are excited for the oppurtuinity.
“There is immense depth in this game, and our approach to the music in ‘Darkwatch’ reflects that,” said Reagan. “After feasting our eyes on the artwork and experiencing our first taste of game play, we knew the ‘Darkwatch’ team had tapped into something truly breathtaking. There is nothing like being awestruck to serve as the fuel for a compelling soundtrack.”
“Our goal is to help connect the audience with a conflicted character, one who alternates between moments of providence and misguidance, and accomplish that with a musical score of cinematic proportions,” said Sierra.
[i]Darkwatch[/i] hits the PlayStation 2 and Xbox next May.