Hans Zimmer contributing to Crysis 2 score

<i>Inception</i>, <i>The Dark Knight</i>, and Modern Warfare 2 composer lending hand to soundtrack for Crytek shooter due out next week.

Next week, Crytek and Electronic Arts will launch the much hyped Crysis 2. The sequel will land on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as the PC, but going multiplatform won't be the game's only distinguishing characteristic.

Crysis 2 gets a noted composer.

EA has announced that noted Hollywood and video game composer Hans Zimmer collaborated with Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu in creating the soundtrack for Crysis 2, which is due out next week.

Zimmer's previous composing credits include Hollywood hits Inception and The Dark Knight, as well as Activision's blockbuster first-person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Zimmer's game work will continue, as the composer has been attached to Activision's upcoming Skylanders Spyro Adventures.

The game's soundtrack can currently be heard inside the Crysis 2 PS3 multiplayer demo and can be listened to in full via iTunes, Amazon, and other music providers beginning March 22.

Crysis 2 sees players fend off an alien threat once again, aided by a nanosuit that grants the user superhuman abilities ranging from speed boosts to active camouflage. While the original Crysis featured lush tropical environments, Crysis 2 takes place in the urban jungle of New York City.

For more on the upcoming sci-fi futuristic shooter, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview of Crysis 2.

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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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82 comments
KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Inon Zur actually did a great job with the first Crysis's score. Just hope that Hans Zimmer does the same. I was actually thinking of getting this game. Now, this news article has made me even more inclined to do so irrespective of Gamespot scores / reviews !!!

Paulgi
Paulgi

@mardinn No he's not, obviously :') ...i can't even even understand how you can join such a mediocre composer with huge talented ones has Danny Elfman. Anyway i still didn't get your point about hip-hop, i'm not going to discuss it because i really don't know much about it. i know that there's a lot of hip-hop in US and France, but i never had enough time to pay attention to that genre. sorry.

mardinn
mardinn

@Paulgi What? Did you even read my response? ... Hans Zimmer is one of The Best Composer to ever lived. Along with Danny Elfman and James Newton Howard. Like I've said before go and get back to listening to your Hip-Hop crap.

Yossi1007
Yossi1007

INON ZUR was great in crysis so y did they replace him?????

Paulgi
Paulgi

@mardinn no, i'm not a zimmer fanboy, in fact i find him one of the worst contemporary composers, if not the worst. but... is he now doing hip-hop? where did you find that info? quite insane. O_o

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

For those of you thinking of picking up Crysis 2 for the 360 or PS3, I have both and although the game is awesome and there is no difference between the two, the geniuses at EA have once again locked the save files so you cannot back them up if for some reason your sytem fails or you want to continue your save on another system in your household. Also there is a required install on the PS3. Thanks EA :(

bandtnt
bandtnt

this guy is brilliant and so creative.

tomclancyhaha
tomclancyhaha

I was earlier playing Crysis 2, and I loved its soundtracks while at action, while at stealth fight, it was amazing, I also used to listen to Inception and The Dark Knight soundtracks, Hans Zimmer is a genius, I'm already a fan.

Kewl_guy
Kewl_guy

the guy from mighty ducks?

protoroc
protoroc

No wonder I thought the Story Trailer ruled.

Ruadan
Ruadan

Hans Zimmer is the man. I look forward to hearing more of this soundtrack.

PC_Otter
PC_Otter

@nineteen93 You're right, I completely forgot it was Zur, but his stuff reminds me a bit of Zimmer's.

mardinn
mardinn

@Paulgi Go back to hip-hop fanboy.

conkerton
conkerton

Holy sh!t people still care about the soundtrack to a shooter? Kidding... mostly. My MP3 player has maybe two game theme songs. Really playing this game with your own music library is easily done if its garbage. Gameplay > music everytime (Katamari may have won me over with music). Judge this by what is important first.

bumbum1991
bumbum1991

His music only makes the game more epic.

Paulgi
Paulgi

oh no! another game destroyed by the hideous hans zimmer. anyone knows if it'll be possible to shut the music off? if not i hope i'm still in time to cancel my pre-order on steam :\

mrhagane
mrhagane

@lfebaggins: don't forget MW2, hans zimmer done the soundtrack really well (retreat and reveille) maybe there are A LOT of mw2 haters, but they don't hate the soundtrack right? anyway still mw 2 soundtrack one of the best hans score

mrhagane
mrhagane

@uberjannie: sorry i can't hold it, because im the huge fan of hans zimmer

uberjannie
uberjannie

@mrhagane : please, for the sake of humanity, turn off caps-lock!

mrhagane
mrhagane

NO WONDER THE CRYSIS 2 THEME SONG WAS REALLY REALLY COOL!! XP

mrhagane
mrhagane

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jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

Well, I'm sold. I'm gonna get this. Hans just makes everything awesome.

nohabs
nohabs

Zimmer should add a good touch

giantqtipz
giantqtipz

@taino1128 yeah man i agree. i have the MW2 theme downloaded on my phone. when you play as the US rangers or army online (not sure which one) i love how the guitar plays in the beginning

angelic
angelic

Hans Zimmer & Harry Gregson-Williams are both my favorite movie & video game composers.

taino1128
taino1128

Hans Zimmer is perfect. Inception and the Dark Knight were amazing movies. MW2's music was great overall. That Spetsnaz theme had to be the most addictive song I've ever heard in a game. Hope this game has one of the same level.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

@thenephariouson Wow I've done a bad job keeping up with ME news. I did not know they were replacing Jack Wall. Hans Zimmer would have been a great replacement, but Clint Mansell is amazing as well. I don't follow his work as nearly as much as other composers, but he scored the soundtrack to the movie Moon, and it was eerily fantastic. It sucks though to see Wall get replaced because it seemed he still had not reached the tip of the iceberg. Have you also played Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC? Man the score to that was quite possibly even better than the ME2 vanilla OST.

tyskenfan
tyskenfan

That must be one of the best news I've heard in a very long time!

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@lfebaggins, Agreed, Jack Wall did a brilliant job on ME, the final 'Suicide Mission' score was hair raising, i only hope Clint Mansell captures the essence of the ME universe.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Han Zimmer is my personal favorite in film scores. Videogame scores would be awesome to listen to from him.

santinegrete
santinegrete

No I'm sure the soundrack will be awesome. Hope the rest of the game also is.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@nineteen93, Yeah i believe so, and although im not familier with his work, i've heard Clint Mansell provided a brilliant score to Black Swan, i only hope he delivers the masterfull score that ME3 deserves.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

@thenephariouson It would have been awesome if Hans Zimmer composed a score for Mass Effect, but Biowares had a fantastic thing going with Jack Wall, and the way I figure is if it ain't broken, don't fix it. He may not have the credentials of Zimmer, but hes done an AMAZING job with the Mass Effect score. Like Zimmer did with Inception, Wall really captured the atmosphere of Mass Effect. You feel like you are on an epic mission in a futuristic super hi-tech universe with his OST. One of the best game OSTs.

KillerBill316
KillerBill316

One of my favorite soundtrack composers. Something to look forward to.

nineteen93
nineteen93

@PC_Otter Nope, Inon Zur was the composer for the first Crysis and he did a brilliant job with it.

nineteen93
nineteen93

@thenephariouson Bioware does not need Zimmer for Mass Effect 3, they have already got Clint Mansell. :D

nineteen93
nineteen93

@giantqtipz *The Dark Knight Rises.

Animatronic64
Animatronic64

I knew this for a very, very long time ago, but it's cool, anyway.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@ziproy, I would'nt say they sound the same, its more of a case whereby composers each have they're own individual musical styles which are usually easily identifyable, e.g. John Williams, Danny Elfman etc.

MrWhaaaat
MrWhaaaat

bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaah......Hans Zimmer is the man for the job

Jbul
Jbul

@ricky0078: Exactly! Gamespot Editors have become quite grumpy in the last few years. I think they need more vacations :P