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Viking: Battle for Asgard Soundtrack Coming to a Retailer Near You

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When I think of the word “viking” I am instantly flooded with images of matted loincloths and epic battles, gnarly beards and battle scarred faces. Sumthing Else MusicWorks is destined to audibly illustrate this imagery with the release of VIKING: Battle for Asgard – The Soundtrack.  The soundtrack will be composed by Richard Beddow, Walter Nair, Simon Ravn and performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.

“Wait, the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir you say..? This soundtrack sounds epic already.”  I agree.  The soundtrack will be made available through select retail outlets this coming Tuesday, September 23, 2008.

How do you feel about games that feature live recorded orchestral scores? Do you feel that certain game genres are better suited for orchestral scoring over others, or does it simply depend on the context?

Hit the jump for the official announcement and to leave your thoughts.

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SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF VIKING: BATTLE FOR ASGARD – THE SOUNDTRACK

Epic Original Score Performed by The City of Prague Philarhmonic Orchestra and Choir

New York – September 18th, 2008 – Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with SEGA, proudly presents VIKING: Battle For Asgard – The Soundtrack. The original soundtrack album to the combat action video game will be available at retail outlets on September 23rd through Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com and digital download service www.sumthingdigital.com and will also be released on iTunes.

VIKING: Battle For Asgard – The Soundtrack features the epic orchestral score composed by Richard Beddow, Walter Nair, Simon Ravn and performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.

Developed by The Creative Assembly, creators of the award-winning Total War™ series, VIKING: Battle for Asgard throws the player into the middle of a fierce struggle taking place within the realm of the Norse Gods. As Skarin, the player experiences a beautifully realized Viking landscape filled with discovery, stealth and epic battles. For more information on the game, visit www.sega.com/viking.

SEGA, the SEGA logo and Viking: Battle for Asgard are registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation. The Creative Assembly is a trademark of The Creative Assembly Limited. All rights reserved.

About Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc.

Since its creation in the late 1990’s by the world-renowned song writer, musician and record producer, Nile Rodgers, Sumthing Else Music Works has become the acknowledged industry leader in licensing and distributing video game soundtracks. Possessing full in-house services worldwide, from creation of original video game soundtracks through physical distribution, Sumthing is partnered with the world’s leading video game developers and publishers including BioWare, Bungie Studios, Capcom, Crytek, Eidos Interactive, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Microsoft, Mistwalker, Rare, SEGA, Silicon Knights, Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft. Their catalogue of titles includes the best selling video game soundtrack of all time, Halo 2: Volume One, as well as award-winning titles Crysis, Advent Rising, Fable, Gears of War, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 Volume Two, Halo 3, Hitman: Contracts, Hitman: Blood Money, Jade Empire, Kameo: Elements of Power, Mass Effect, Red Steel, Unreal Tournament 3 and many others.

For Sumthing’s full catalogue please visit www.sumthing.com and their digital download service at www.sumthingdigital.com.

Sumthing Else Music Works and Sumthing Distribution logos are copyright of their respective companies. All other names of companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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