London, UK 31st August 2004 - Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, today announced that innovative recording artist Amon Tobin is composing the original soundtrack for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM, scheduled to ship for PC and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft for Christmas 2004. Known for his vanguard production and composition work, Tobin uses an eclectic array of sounds, both electronic and organic, to create unique sonic landscapes, and excels at conjuring diverse and distinctive musical atmospheres that range from playful to menacing.
"For Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM, the development team has paid a very special attention to design a game where graphics, sounds and gameplay were complementary and well balanced. As a result, dynamic music and sounds now bring the game to another level of realism and immersion" said Florence Alibert, Marketing Director for Ubisoft EMEA. "Thanks to his moody, genre bending, cutting edge music, Amon Tobin's brings the perfect creative touch to the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM atmosphere."
Tobin's original score will be heard throughout Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM; he and label Ninja Tune will also be releasing a companion soundtrack CD featuring extended and re-mastered versions of the themes from the game to coincide with the release of the game this year, with a limited collectors edition mixed in 5.1 surround sound planned for release in spring 2005.
"It quickly became clear that Ubisoft was interested in music that completely intertwined with the overall fabric of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM to an extent that has not been heard before in video games - the development team members are true perfectionists, and we labored meticulously over every aspect of the sound design," said Tobin. "No concessions were made that would compromise the integrity of the soundtrack, and that's rare in a project of this scale."
About Amon Tobin
After releasing an album recorded under the name Cujo, Tobin burst on to the drum-and-bass scene with his critically-acclaimed 1997 debut album, Bricolage. The darker, rhythmically intense Permutation followed in 1998 and dazzled listeners with leagues of different beats, all fashioned from found sounds. Supermodified (2000) and Out From Out Where (2002) firmly established Tobin as a major force in electronic music, showcasing his range and encompassing approach to samples that include orchestral music, jazz combos, flamenco guitars, tubas and motorbikes. A live album, recorded during an Australian tour, was released earlier this year. A native of Brazil, Tobin now resides in Montreal, Quebec.
About Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM
The year is 2008. Citywide blackouts... stock exchange sabotage... electronic hijacking of national defense systems... this is information warfare, which has become the most dangerous threat to global stability. To prevent these attacks, you must infiltrate deep into hostile territory and aggressively collect critical intelligence, closer than ever to enemy soldiers. You are Sam Fisher, the NSA's most elite black-ops agent. To achieve your mission you will operate undetected, kill at close-range, attack with your combat knife, shoot with the modular SC20K rifle, and use radical suppression techniques such as the inverted neck break. Work alone, or enjoy the thrill of cooperative multiplayer infiltration missions, where teamwork is the ultimate weapon.
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Soundtrack composed by Amon Tobin
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