Game Name: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Official Website: http://www.kaneandlynch.com/#/home
Platform: XBOX 360
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): IO Interactive
Genre(s): Action/Shmup, Fighting
Release Date: August 24, 2010
After a simple job goes wrong, Kane and Lynch find themselves wanted by the entire Shanghai underwor
Stockholm, Sweden - April 13, 2011 – EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia today announced that the official game soundtrack for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog DaysTM, the intense third-person action game franchise developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, is available on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other major digital download music portals.
The Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days official game soundtrack features 11 ambient tracks created by legendary avant-garde composer and vocalist Mona Mur, whose characteristic dark, aggressive industrial orchestrations generate the oppressive but driving atmosphere, the "Industrial Terror Ambience". In addition, 24 authentic-sounding Asian tracks created by renowned video game composers Dynamedion and supervised by EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia are included, featuring vocal talent singing in Mandarin while accompanied by musicians performing traditional Chinese instruments.
EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia's VP Sales Andreas Olsson said "Kane & Lynch 2 is a great example of the turn-key audio solution EMI are able to provide to video game developers, combining creative aspects of a soundtrack such as audio direction, custom composition, and music supervision with more traditional business by making the game's soundtrack available on iTunes and other digital download portals".
Artist Mona Mur said of the innovative project "A sound world of noises and psycho-layers results in a very immersive experience. Creating the desired panic-laden Shanghai ambience was a long intense trip and alchemistic process. I'm delighted about this new, radical and daring approach the IO team went for."
Selection of press quotes with regards to the Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days soundtrack:
"The atmosphere is further enhanced by Asian inspired pop music blasting from in game radios and intercoms, giving it an almost John Woo movie feel in certain situations." – Co-Optimus
"Gorgeous audio" – Official Xbox Magazine UK
"The music also is exceptional and sounds authentic..." – Thumbpad Australia
"...the audio is another stand-out component of the experience." – AceGamez
"The sounds of the game are top notch and like the visuals will impress you around each corner." - Videogames Revolution
About EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia
EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia is a leading provider of music content and services for creative businesses including advertising, films, TV, merchandising and video games. In the video game industry, the company provides music services to a number of high-profile Nordic video game developers including Remedy Entertainment, Rovio Mobile, IO Interactive, Legendo Entertainment and Nordic Games. For more information, visit www.emisound.com.
About Mona Mur
Hamburg-born vocalist, composer and sound designer MONA MUR first graced the music scene in the '82 punk explosion. She hooked up with FM Einheit, Marc Chung and Alexander Hacke ("Einstürzende Neubauten"), straight away conquering London NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS's Single of the Week slot with the 12" "Jeszcze Polska". In 1999 Mona Mur joined the Computer Games Industry as Audio Artist and composer. Her unique style of eerie, haunting and phantastic electronic music and Sound FX can be found in Games such as BALLANCE (ATARI USA/Japan 2006,) VELVET ASSASSIN (Replaystudios/SouthPeak 2009) or CULPA INNATA II (Momentum DMT). Since 2007, she collaborates with industrial music legend, producer and guitarist EN ESCH (exKMFDM) whom she hired to contribute some intense noise layers to the "Kane & Lynch2 soundtrack".
For more information visit: monamur.com (games music) and monamur.net (vocalist).
About Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Available for PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days delivers ground-breaking art direction, relentless action gameplay and innovative multiplayer, redefining the action shooter experience making it the standout shooter of 2010. Developed by IO Interactive and published under the EIDOS brand portfolio by Square Enix, in its debut week of release, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days went straight to No.1 in the UK All format Charts.
About IO Interactive
IO Interactive is the creative force behind some of the most talked-about multiplatform videogames to emerge in the last decade. Starting with the praised and ground-breaking Hitman® series, IO Interactive has since developed the cult classic "Freedom Fighters" and the controversial "Kane & Lynch: Dead Men". Most recently, IO Interactive released yet another innovative brand, "Mini Ninjas"®. IO Interactive has proven that dedication to original IP and unique brands are the hallmark of the company, and breaking new ground is critical to sustain the originality within our diverse team of developers. IO Interactive is a wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Europe.
You can read more about IO Interactive and our games on www.ioi.dk
About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 54 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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