Dead Space composer working on Tomb Raider

Jason Graves chosen to craft score for Square Enix's new Lara Croft action game.

Square Enix revealed today that Dead Space series composer Jason Graves is in charge of the score for next year's Tomb Raider franchise reboot.

The company made the announcement in a YouTube video today (below), which takes viewers inside Graves' Raleigh, North Carolina home and shows off some of the instruments used for the soundtrack.

In addition to creating the music for all three Dead Space titles and numerous other video games, Graves' work is also featured in television and film. Some of his TV credits include The Amazing Race and America's Most Wanted, while his work can be found in movie trailers for G.I. Jane and Mercury Rising.

The Tomb Raider reboot--which spans 12-15 hours--is due March 5, 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It was originally planned to launch during fall 2012.

Tomb Raider is the first installment in the series since 2010's downloadable multiplayer-focused Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and the first standalone game since 2008's Tomb Raider: Underworld.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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25 comments
Justinps2hero
Justinps2hero

Don't underestimate this music man, the Dead Space series would not have been half as atmospheric without him. Legend.

Saying that, does Tomb Raider even deserve or warrant someone of his talent? Jury's out on that one at the mo.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I REALLY don't like the direction Tomb Raider is going in.  Legends was perfect.

Elann2008
Elann2008

That's raw passion.  Wow.. can't wait for Tomb Raider!

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Well it's nice to see the new Uncharted game will have a nice score.

OrianaDorta
OrianaDorta

"spans 12-15 hours"

it's all about the cutscenes, eh SquareEnix?

jagcivtec
jagcivtec

I don't know, this game looks like it needs more than Dead Space's score.  So far from what I have seen it has too much drama and very little action, exploration or platforming, not good signs.

tgwolf
tgwolf

That smile on his mug looks like it was induced by a type of euphoria regarding the prospect of working on that game which has nothing to do with professional pride except by painful antithesis...

theCCyberDDemon
theCCyberDDemon

Hes the right man to write a survival game. Finally Tomb Raider will stop from being a kotaku favorite pet to become a real game.

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

This game looks really good so far!  I'm hoping it will be a bit longer than 15 hours.

freefadi7
freefadi7

I'm still worried about that 12-15 hours time span for the game because it means to me that there will be 2 or maybe 3 dungeons/tombs in the whole game maximum. Not good at all!

PSYCHOXBOXTRUTH
PSYCHOXBOXTRUTH

This will be so much better than any of the uncharted games that ripped off it's predecessors.

pcty
pcty

I just played played one Tomb Raider game and to be honestly I tought it was mediocre at best. The concept of this reboot looks much more appealing to me maybe this will be the game that will change my opinion about the series.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Crystal Dynamics hired Sony's God of War 2 director. They really have been ramping up talent.

Superzone
Superzone

This is one of my more anticipated games for next year.

megatronx2
megatronx2

Jason is a cool guy. Have pleasure chatting with him from time to time. Check out his soundcloud if you in to cinematic music. 

GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

First Resident evil is now a shooter and now Tomb Raider is a action game instead of puzzles/platforming game. welcome to next-gen

sonicare
sonicare

The first Dead Space was such a great game.

Elann2008
Elann2008

 @GamerOuTLaWz 

The new Tomb Raider has puzzles and platforming..  YOUR old tomb raider died a long time ago.  Barbie Doll Tomb Raider, make room for the NEW and better Lara Croft.

Superzone
Superzone

 @GamerOuTLaWz I'm pretty sure the new Tomb Raider has puzzle and platforming elements.  The game looks fantastic so I'm not really sure what you're getting at.

Superzone
Superzone

 @sonicare So was the second one, but the first was better.  I look forward to the third one.

Borrizee
Borrizee

@PSYCHOXBOXTRUTH @Rivboets7 ow boehoe,here goes the system war again...poor little child. And if you're wondering we have ps3,xbox360,pc and 3ds at home. Let people play on what they think is best and go play with yourself...that's the worsted device on the market.

Rivboets7
Rivboets7

 @PSYCHOXBOXTRUTH 

Two things.  1. Why is it always me you comment on?  2.  That actually made me lol because the Xbox is similar to the PS3 in many ways.