FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Los Angeles - August 31st, 2004 - Inon Zur (www.inonzur.com), the award-winning composer whose game credits include Shadow Ops: Red Mercury and SOCOM II: U.S. Navy Seals, today announced his original music soundtrack for MEN OF VALORTM has been released by Vivendi Universal Games. Zur's score, recently described by Team Xbox as "one of the most intense we've experienced ever," is now available at www.menofvalorgame.com.
Inon Zur conducted and recorded his score for MEN OF VALOR with Hollywood A-List musicians on the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. Studios, the world famous scoring stage named after Clint Eastwood.
Debbi Datz-Pyle, music contractor for Inon Zur, said; "Inon Zur is a very talented composer who absolutely knew what he wanted to create for this game score. After a few conversations and listening to his music I knew I had to get the best players I could, especially brass, since they were going to have their work cut out for them. I booked the same orchestra members I would for a major motion picture because that is what Inon's music and the game deserved. The musicians were blown away by the music and the amazing realistic visuals on the screen."
MEN OF VALOR is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015 (developers of the award-winning Medal of Honor: Allied Assault), the game immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. MEN OF VALOR will ship to stores in North America in October 2004.
Inon Zur composes and produces award-winning dramatic music for film, television and video games. In February 2004, Zur's main theme for SOCOM II: U.S. Navy Seals was honored as finalist for Best Original Instrumental Song in the annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards. As well, his epic score for Icewind Dale II was nominated for 2002 Music of the Year Award by The Game Audio Network Guild and 2002 Soundtrack of the Year Award by Game Industry News. GameSpot described his music as "a stirring, impressive symphonic soundtrack filled with soaring strings...Inon Zur does a truly fantastic job," while IGN praised his talent for composing "movie quality music." Zur has also been honored by G4TechTV for excellence in cinematic music for games and his anthemic orchestral score for Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal was recognized in GameSpy's Best Music Awards. Inon Zur is managed by Bob Rice of Four Bars Intertainment. For more information visit www.inonzur.com.
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