EDISON, N.J., February 08, 2005 - Building on the excitement surrounding the May launch of one of their most-anticipated products, Majesco (NASDAQ: MJES), a provider of diversified products and content for digital entertainment platforms, today announced an ensemble of top Hollywood and award-winning musical talent behind the video game soundtrack for Advent Rising.
Recorded at Paramount Pictures, Hollywood, CA, the Advent Rising soundtrack is a completely original musical score that incorporates live orchestral and vocal elements to create a variety of musical themes utilized throughout the game. The soundtrack is also planned for retail release to coincide with the game.
"Our approach with Advent Rising was to create a game play experience similar to that of an epic film," said Ken Gold, vice president of Marketing for Majesco. "Creating a powerful soundtrack was a key component to evoking a higher level of player emotion and allowing the player to feel completely immersed in the Advent universe while playing the game."
Majesco contracted a 70-piece Hollywood union orchestra, which was led by Emmy Award-winning conductor Mark Watters. The score was then mixed and recorded by Armin Steiner, the Grammy Award-winning mixing engineer best known for his work on such blockbusters movies as "Finding Nemo," "Seabiscuit," and "The Matrix" trilogy.
Composition and sound design was created by award-winning composer and video game sound designer Tommy Tallarico, who enlisted the talents of a world famous operatic choir and their complimenting children's choir united to perform the music's extraordinary chorus. Emerging RCA recording artist Charlotte Martin co-wrote and performed lead vocals and piano for the song "Greater Lights," which is featured on the soundtrack.
Coinciding with the announcement is the release of an all-new game play trailer, specially edited to one of the soundtrack's orchestral scores. The official Advent Rising trailer can be viewed at: http://www.adventtrilogy.com/images/movies/1_21/AdventGameplayII_sm.mov and a dditional game information can be found at www.adventtrilogy.com.
About Advent Rising
Scheduled for release in May, Advent Rising is the first of a planned trilogy of action/adventure games for the Xbox ® video game system from Microsoft and PC. An intergalactic saga created with award-winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card, the Advent series thrusts gamers into a continuously evolving series of sequences and events, where they are forced to make decisions that will affect not only the outcome of the first game, but the entire trilogy.
Headquartered in Edison, NJ, Majesco Holdings, Inc . ( NASDAQ : MJES ) is a provider of diversified products and content for digital entertainment platforms. The Company's three main product lines include Games, which includes critically acclaimed titles such as Advent Rising and Tim Schafer's Psychonauts; Videos, which highlights the Company's platform-independent video compression technology, and Gadgets, which includes innovative digital entertainment products like the Wireless Messenger for Game Boy ® Advance. More information about the Company can be found online at www.majescogames.com .
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