BioShock composer scores Dante's Inferno

Garry Schyman named as maestro behind EA, Visceral Games' hellish action game, stand-alone album due in early 2010.

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Electronic Arts' upcoming third-person action game Dante's Inferno may take place in the bowels of hell, but the publisher is doing what it can to keep the game's soundtrack from being torturous. Today, EA announced award-winning composer Garry Schyman has been tapped to provide the score for Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno, which is due to arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PSP on February 9.

Garry Schyman

Schyman is perhaps best known for his work composing the immersive soundtrack for Take-Two's dystopian shooter BioShock, which won Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Interactive Achievement Awards in 2008. Other games Schyman has been, or will be, credited with include Square Enix's Front Mission Evolved, Take-Two's BioShock 2, and Sony's Resistance: Retribution.

The score for Dante's Inferno was recorded by the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Metro Voices Singers at London's Abbey Road Studios, which was made famous as the recording location of choice for The Beatles. The soundtrack is expected to be released as a stand-alone album in early 2010.

For more on Dante's Inferno, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

25 comments
viktordrtikol
viktordrtikol

uhm I do want to sound this like criticism...in fact it won`t be a criticism.the music really matches with the game.but I think is too depressive.but the game looks like a nice stuff.very high quality hack`n slash . yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!

Bengameaholic
Bengameaholic

Hans Zimmer is the best in the world pretty much.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

I don't really remember Bioshock for it's music though.

ripmcb
ripmcb

Dante's Inferno looks like the Pampered love child of Devil May Cry & God Of War......I want it, But i don''t want to go to hell though

rockstar_88
rockstar_88

@Erik729, they're not making it out of the poem. It's looking like a God of War rip off in almost every regard. I can't imagine they even really bothered with the story. It's clearly just a flashy action game. Wow you're clearly out of your mind. That's like saying Call of Duty 4 was just a rip-off of Halo. There will ALWAYS be a game that sets the standard in a particular genre, and it will always be used as a blueprint for every game thereafter, just like Mario did for platforming, Resident Evil 4 did for action games, Gran Turismo did for racing games, Bioshock did for storytelling, and Half-Life did for scripted events. Why? Because these games DID IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.

solidine
solidine

@Erik729, they're not making it out of the poem. It's looking like a God of War rip off in almost every regard. I can't imagine they even really bothered with the story. It's clearly just a flashy action game. I imagine this definatly won't interest me, it doesn't from what I've seen. But I thought that would be the case with Dead Space and I really liked it, so we'll see.

solidine
solidine

What about that guy who did Alone in the Dark. This seems like something he'd be good for.

jeffv541
jeffv541

This game is NAAASSSTY did you see when the guy guts the fat naked chick how poopoo goes everywhere? Why would I subject myself to that nastyness?!? I wanna play Mario and ride around on Yoshi!!! EEEEWWWEEEE!!!!

WarAnakin
WarAnakin

...... Hans Zimmer or Steve Jablonsky... That's who gaming industry should consider !

Erik729
Erik729

I just don't see how they can make a game out of this poem; Dante doesn't go to battle Hell... they should have just called it "Hell" or something, and left Dante's ideas of Hell, such as the nine circles and maybe some beasts, to be as more of reference. As in, someone who is familiar with Dante's Inferno saying, "Oh wow, they sure did draw a lot of ideas from Dante, what an interesting way to pay tribute" instead of turning an epic focused on anything but physical warring, into a hack n' slash...

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Have a lot of mixed feelings about this game. I think it will take more than the music score to save it.

Witchsight
Witchsight

Good luck to him. Great music cant save this travesty of a game though :?

Excedra
Excedra

ohoho cant wait for this game

Deranged_Devil
Deranged_Devil

This is such great news, A good name needs a great soundtrack and Schyman is the person for the job.

ninjarocklee
ninjarocklee

awesome but intense sounds during the trailer, i've been looking forward to this since the reveal of Limbo :D

rpgnutt
rpgnutt

theres no way in the world im not getting this game it looks like pure hellish fun CRAZY.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

shenron43
shenron43

I'm looking forward to the game and with Schyman on board the soundtrack should be pretty good.

Joesocwork
Joesocwork

I don't look forward to the game. (Yikes! :P -just being candid.) But I do appreciate Schyman's work. Sounds like a good choice.

johncraven
johncraven

why compose a new score for this game when you can just use Dante Symphony by Liszt :)

Dante2710
Dante2710

his bound to do a great job, no doubt about that

gerudoman320
gerudoman320

thats awesome, i want this dantes inferno

Ghoulish_Visage
Ghoulish_Visage

Awesome, looking forward to this game more every second that passes, everything seems to be going for it, I'll just be pissed if they screw up somehow, the Divine Comedy needs only the best to make it's video game adaption.

WTFitsPauL
WTFitsPauL

Amazing! first they hired the dude from God Of War then this dude in bioschock... whats next? Tim Burton? Clive Barker? Stephen King? Oh god please! please ! please! :D

malachi_27
malachi_27

I really admire this man. His compositions in BioShock truly immersed me all the more in that game. I don't have to say that he will do an incredible job with Dante's Inferno, either.