SEOUL, South Korea and LOS ANGELES – Oct. 2, 2007 – Huxley, the highly anticipated twitch-action massively multiplayer online first-person shooting (MMOFPS) game, now has a dramatic orchestral soundtrack to compliment the game’s creative and immersive post-apocalyptic storyline and intense game play. Global online entertainment company Webzen, Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN) announced today that acclaimed composer Kevin Riepl has scored the soundtrack for the upcoming sci-fi adventure.
A renowned musical composer for multiple entertainment genres, Riepl’s previous videogame credits include the commercial blockbuster Gears of War, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game City of Villains and the first-person shooters Unreal Championship 2 and Unreal Tournament 2004, among many others.
“I am really proud to have the opportunity to work on Huxley, an awesome game with a lot of different themes and influences that required a gripping soundtrack,” said Riepl. “The music will bring players closer to the game in every aspect of Huxley – from the large and relatively peaceful cities to the immersive player-versus environment quests and the intense player-versus-player massive battles.”
The Huxley score, composed by Riepl, was recorded by the 80-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony at Warner Bros. Studios over a two-day period. The game’s soundtrack features 25 tracks, each unique to the style and feel of various maps, battles and even the game’s two distinct cities where players will congregate, socialize, trade items and prepare before entering Huxley’s epic battles.
“We can now add immersive and dramatic music to the creative multi-cultural art style, compelling Unreal Engine 3.0 graphics and unique game design as some of the many ways that Huxley is sure to resonate with players,” said Kijong “KJ” Kang, producer, Webzen, Inc. “Kevin captured the exact musical feel we wanted Huxley players to experience while unfolding the epic story and engaging in the game’s fierce battles.”
Produced by Webzen’s H-Studio, Huxley is the first massively multiplayer online (MMO) game to combine the twitch-based fast-action gameplay of a first person shooter (FPS) with the cerebral character development of an MMO to deliver an intense and exciting online entertainment experience of a complete MMOFPS. Players will be drawn into the genre-bending game play, riveting cinematic graphics and intricate setting of Huxley, where they will choose between two races, Sapiens or Alternatives and struggle to obtain a powerful energy source while fighting endless battles against the Hybrids, a mysterious third group born of the two races.
Currently in development for gamers across multiple global markets, Huxley is in closed beta testing in Korea. The game is slated for release in North America in 2008. For more information, please check out http://www.webzengames.com/huxley.
For more information on Kevin Riepl Music: http://kevinriepl.com.