London, UK – 31st October, 2012 – In just a matter of days, as fans around the world prepare for the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, they’ll also be able to immerse themselves in the music of the game with the epic soundtrack. Featuring a brooding theme by Trent Reznor and the masterfully written original score by Jack Wall, the soundtrack for Activision and Treyarch’s hotly-anticipated blockbuster delivers on the emotional intensity of the game. The music is a reflection of the complex narrative being told by Treyarch, taking players on an audible journey around the world, influenced by the cultures and conflicts that will immerse players in the experience.
"The story surrounding the single player campaign was of paramount importance to the developers at Treyarch. I wanted to do my part to give that story as much emotional depth as I could with the music. I think the fans will really appreciate how deep the story is in Call of Duty: Black Ops II," said Jack Wall.
Releasing the same day as Treyarch’s blockbuster game, the Call of Duty: Black Ops II soundtrack, featuring more than 40 tracks, will be available online on iTunes and through select digital marketplaces. Additionally, the Soundtrack will be included in both the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Hardened Edition and Call of Duty: Black Ops II Care Package Collector’s Editions, respectively.
Trent Reznor, one of the most critically-acclaimed talents in the music industry known recently for his award-winning composition on the score for The Social Network, as well as the riveting feature film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo brings his distinctive style to the biggest entertainment property of the year. Jack Wall, one of the most well-known and highly-acclaimed composers in the video game industry, composed the emotional score for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, bringing the visceral title’s audio landscape to life.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is scheduled to release worldwide on 13th November. Developed by Treyarch, the title will be published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and is rated ‘M’ for Mature. For more information, visit www.callofduty/blackops2, www.facebook.com/codblackops, or @Treyarch on Twitter.
Treyarch is an industry-leading game developer, wholly owned by Activision Publishing, Inc. whose previous game Call of Duty: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track.
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