<i>Lost</i> composer gets Medal of Honor

Michael Giacchino will pen the soundtrack for the latest title in EA's war shooter franchise.

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The composer of Lost, Alias, and The Incredibles has been enlisted to provide the music score for Medal of Honor: Airborne.

American Michael Giacchino was also the original composer of the theme music for the Medal of Honor series. His work on the popular TV series Lost earned him an Emmy in 2005 for Best Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore).

Medal of Honor: Airborne is the 12th in the series, which started in 1999 with the Medal of Honor PlayStation title. The latest version focuses on the experience of paratroopers in World War II, who were dropped behind enemy lines to wreak havoc among the German units.

Giacchino commented on his work for the latest Medal of Honor title, "Video games are another vehicle to tell a story, and music plays a vital role in that."

Medal of Honor: Airborne will be released on August 24 in Europe, and August 28 in North America for the Xbox 360 and PC, with a PlayStation 3 version also due to land in November.

Discussion

74 comments
Voodoo2k3
Voodoo2k3

Lost has an amazing score, so original. Glad to see he's doing this. Means it will be that much better.

ryaz_weaponx
ryaz_weaponx

Lost did have an amazing background score. AnD music is an important part of games. This is going to be amazing.

LtColJaxson
LtColJaxson

If they delay the PS3 version till November I'm not gonna buy it... there are so many better games coming out in and around that period. EA always finds a way to lose a majority of the PS market.

F1sTDaCuffS
F1sTDaCuffS

well, this tells you something. EA, not playing. they know after MIDways huge flop, they cant make any mistakes. so, now we know there serious, and most likely this will be a good online mp game.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

cool the soundtrack is always good in MOH. I have been waiting for this game for ages. I wanted the PS3 version but if needs be I will get the 360 version. nah I will wait, I think the PS3 version is meant to be better anyway. but wow we are actually getting something before america. weird...

cubeman
cubeman

Should be a good score than.

JamesL007
JamesL007

I can only wonder how good the music score will be for this game now. Peace

bluntiss
bluntiss

I like cake and chocolate too

Penguinboy7777
Penguinboy7777

The medal of Honor games are all well and good, and I will continue to play each one as it comes out (except euro, never got it), but they need to follow CoD4's lead and get away from WW2. It's just so.....done! I think I've played every ally side possible....with the exception of the aussies ;) If they must stay in WW2, an axis campaign would be nice for a change. Anyway I look forward to picking this up at the end of next month :) (quite late for the music to just be starting recording, eh?) Gotta love that MoH theme song the first time you load up a new game.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Sounds great indeed (pun intended).

adhamhany
adhamhany

It's great that Michael Giacchino will compose the soundtracks for this part of Medal and i think this game will be Fantastic like the old parts

saleen_s7
saleen_s7

I started from MOH #1, got underground, frontline, rising sun, and european assault... I liked all of them except for underground. The music is awesome too, especially European Assault. And I wish I could tell some1 they were stupid.. this has always been playstation.. and now xbox and pc are getting it before PS3? That's bullcrap... xbox has enough to hold them, and they already brag about the system enough without sony selling all their rights to them......

Greyfox-101
Greyfox-101

I'm glad he is back, after his work the new composers just reused it and changed it a bit. This MOH may finally bring back the series after many disappoints (rising sun, european assault, vanguard)

K_r_a_u_s_e_r
K_r_a_u_s_e_r

MOHAA started to suck so bad after Spearhead, they need to let the series die already it's already 6 feet under.

powerframe8
powerframe8

nah. its not rated M... but if it was, I would definatly buy it.

thanatose
thanatose

The game already looks like it's going to be great and this just bumped it up a notch for me.

nemesis8722
nemesis8722

Michael Giacchino is awesome! I absoultly LOVE the other Medal of Honor soundtracks that he worked on. I'm really excited now! (for the soundtrack, not the game)

grayworks
grayworks

Any clue on the system required to run it?

carddude
carddude

Great. I dont care unless it makes the game better than COD. And is that an M rating I see on the game cover?

dtboy
dtboy

i like cake... especially chocolate

chechak7
chechak7

i wonder if it will be on pc tooo i love this game

Mercury_May2112
Mercury_May2112

Well lets hope EA can make a MOH better then Frontline.

walkerctranger
walkerctranger

yes, lost has amazing music, espacially the song that plays in the credits, the spoof of the haunting torgo theme

the_animals
the_animals

j3v1zzle Lost is great but since when was it ever known for good music? Since he won an Emmy in 2005 for best music composition for the show.

eggsngaming
eggsngaming

Giacchino is awesome. Every project he works on is made all the more better because of him.

Sharpie125
Sharpie125

Oh man, best news I've heard in weeks. I guess fans of the original MOHs would rejoice. I happen to like the soundtracks of the first game, Underground, and Frontline. But I think we'll hear less of that old style, now that MOH is more about big battles instead of sneaking around behind enemy lines.

j3v1zzle
j3v1zzle

Lost is great but since when was it ever known for good music?

kleinbottle23
kleinbottle23

Agree with the below comments about "Pegasus Bridge". I loved how the noise--but not the action--of combat in that level gradually dimmed so that the quiet, almost reverential score could be heard. Neat touch. I didn't even like most of the Medal of Honor games, but I've still paid attention to them just because I like the scores so much. I'm half tempted to pick them up again just to hear the music.

NightRain
NightRain

Too bad that no one cares about Medal of Honor anymore.

bigmick07
bigmick07

music isn't mich of a bif deal to me in games, by sound effect are huge. Unless he's bringing some really awesome sound effects to the series i'll pass.

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

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malmeid2
malmeid2

This gets my vote as the most important news article of the year!

dukerav
dukerav

Not exactly a surprise here.

Insania_aeger
Insania_aeger

As good as the music in Call of Duty was, I found that Call of Duty 2''s soundtrack was more appropriate, and fit the theme of the game far better than Giaccino's did.

Darth_Tigris
Darth_Tigris

The Crapp " Michael Giaccino is a great composer, just remember that classic and heroic music background that were composed on Call of Duty and the Medal of Honor theme...anybody remember "Pegasus Bridge" on Call of duty? " Do I ever. I never played Call of Duty beyond the PC demo, but I've listened to some of the music and it is just fantastic. Pegasus Bridge is one of the most moving and emotional pieces I've ever heard. I love the way it reworks the powerful main theme of the game to beautiful effect. For those that want a taste: http://www.michaelgiacchino.com/04_Resources/01_Music/cod/COD_04_pegasus_bridge.mp3

Rockclmbr6
Rockclmbr6

He also did the score for Ratatouille and if I remember correctly, The Incredibles. This guy is freakin' fantastic. It's sure to have some great music.

Tundrawarlord
Tundrawarlord

Good orchestra music makes every game, especialy in FPS. And in my opinion, if the music sucks, the game sucks harder. But Ive always loved the music in medal of honor games (Frontline, the first, underground, a little bit of European assault) it realy adds to the experiance of all games.

diablobasher
diablobasher

Lost rules, series 3 finale was a corker! O_O

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

He's a good composer, the lost soundtrack always fits the mood of the scenes and such and the COD music is amazing.

DoggySpew
DoggySpew

Erm, Giacchino ALWAYS made the music for Medal of Honor. He started with "The Lost World" videogame for the PS1 and continued making music for videogames. The first 3 Medal of Honor videogames where composed by him.

TheCrapp
TheCrapp

Michael Giaccino is a great composer, just remember that classic and heroic music background that were composed on Call of Duty and the Medal of Honor theme...anybody remember "Pegasus Bridge" on Call of duty?

football_legend
football_legend

WOW..PS3 is getting slapped all the way to November.

paullywog
paullywog

i don't imagine that game will be too great.

blue_tape
blue_tape

This composer gets big props for the Mercenaries score. It's brilliant, memorable and so captures the feel of modern warfare.

dogsounds
dogsounds

GrimBee: Don't worry, Giacchino is one of the best composers for videogame soundtracks currently working in the field. Listen to the score for Medal of Honor: Frontline. You'll be pleased. If you read my blog "Score Double" on my profile page, you'll see that his scores feature quite a lot :)

LINKloco
LINKloco

Misleading title? If you guys can't figure out the spin on these titles that's pretty sad. It's done all the time in the news media. Nothing new.