Joris De Man returns for Killzone 3
Dutch-born composer, Joris De Man, is returning to write the musical score for Killzone 3. The Ivor Novello Award winner will be recording at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London ahead of the game’s release this coming February.
This will be De Man’s fourth contribution to the series, having written music for Killzone 1 & 2 as well as having worked on Killzone Liberation for the PSP, although his score for Killzone 2 has been his most celebrated by far. His trademark sweeping orchestral style was the perfect match for the oppressive atmosphere of the game.
In May 2010, De Man picked up a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for his work on that game. He won the Best Original Video Game Score award; the first time that award had been up for grabs at the Ivors.
As upi would expect, Guerrilla Games are very happy to continue their partnership with such a celebrated composer:
“Joris is the kind of composer that keeps developing his skills and throughout the years he always manages to amaze us with new sounds, themes and direction in his music and for Killzone 3 he’s doing exactly that again. Killzone 3 will be the seventh title that I’ve worked on with Joris and it’s great to see how the projects we work on keep growing both in scale as well as popularity. I think it’s very important to have this kind of creative connection with the composer as it adds so much to the experience when music and game complement each other.” said Mathijs de Jonge, Game Director at Guerrilla Games
Video game composers still don’t gain anywhere near as much recognition for their superb work as their Hollywood counterparts get, but there are some notable exceptions with the likes of De Man and Nobuo Uematsu – the long-time composer for Final Fantasy – who have received fame within the industry. As the video games industry continues to grow and become more accepted we’ll no doubt see more composers get the recognition they deserve.
If you would like to find out more about Joris De Man or hear some of his samples from Killzone 2, then visit his website www.jorisdeman.com