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Composer Sam Hulick Chosen as Heroes of Stalingrad

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  • Composer Sam Hulick Chosen as Heroes of Stalingrad

    10th June 2010, Roswell, GA: Tripwire Interactive is proud to announce that composer Sam Hulick has signed on to create the soundtrack for Heroes of Stalingrad, the sequel to Tripwire Interactive’s Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. Sam is best known to gamers for his work on the award-winning Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 soundtracks. Sam will now be bringing his world-class talent for evocative and haunting music to setting the mood for one of the most brutal battles in all of human history – the battle for Stalingrad.

    “For Heroes of Stalingrad our goal was to create a soundtrack that was fresh and different than the standard bombastic music usually heard in this genre,” said John Gibson, President of Tripwire Interactive. “Not only did Sam do this, but we were also blown away at how well he was able to nail the feeling of desperation and defiance that the soldiers in this battle would have felt.”

    Heroes of Stalingrad will feature a unique dynamic music system that will adapt the emotional mood of the soundtrack to match the morale of the player based on the flow of the battle. To highlight the differences between the two warring powers the game will feature a completely unique soundtrack for the Russian and German sides.

    An early version of the main theme music is now available in a video set to a montage of the latest screenshots from the game here:
    Tripwire Interactive's YouTube Channel

    Keep up to date with the latest development news feeds for Heroes of Stalingrad by following the official Steam game group here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/RO2.
    Last edited by PUTZ; 06-10-2010, 09:40 PM. Reason: Replacing embedded video with link to the youtube channel ; removed bad formatting

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    Russian and German sides
    i hope its "erbsen mit speck"

    music is great!

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    • #3
      I'm interested in seeing how you guys will work out that music and morale thing.

      and, 2011. at least we have some official confirmation now

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      • #4
        Oh my Gods!!

        Dynamic music based on the morale and army? are you trying to take the pleasure of playing with Aimp in the background away from me, by making such an awesome feature? =P

        Edit: =)
        Last edited by Fedorov; 06-11-2010, 03:35 AM.

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        • #5
          So people have asked what the Russian choir is saying, it is basically:

          "storm clouds loom overhead, they smell of blood"
          [I support "RO Forums Classic" mode!!!]

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          • #6
            The music is well orchestrated and although its an early version it sounds as though it will be epic in content...release date 2011...well that settles that then..
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            • #7
              raining blood cover?
              sounds good.

              Hail and Kill

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              • #8
                Looking forward to see the final version - especially the chorus
                There was a signature here, but it's gone now.

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                • #9
                  I like were those lyrics, and the feel of the music, is going
                  These types of songs always do well with me

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                  • #10
                    I hope they still keep some of same feel from the original soundtrack I love the way those tracks sound.

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                    • #11
                      sounds epic
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                      • #12
                        Noice, this is one of the least expected moves for me. And especially nice as music is such a great mood maker. I love the stuff
                        Last edited by Zetsumei; 06-11-2010, 01:47 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DietOrange View Post
                          I hope they still keep some of same feel from the original soundtrack I love the way those tracks sound.
                          Nah, the old one was good, but IMO, they are heading into the right direction with the new stuff, It has a more serious/less hollywoodistic sound

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                          • #14
                            Loved the old RO music, and by the sound of it, RO2's soundtrack is going to be great. Has a good tone for the game's atmosphere and stands apart from the crowd of recent games.

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                            • #15
                              Great news! The dynamic music could change my habits of always muting it.

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