LONDON - November 18th, 2005 - Eidos Interactive, one of the worldâ€™s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces a partnership with award-winning composer Jesper Kyd, for the soundtrack for the forthcoming Hitman: Bloody Moneyâ„¢ title.
Hitman: Blood Money will feature a cinematic live orchestral score composed by Kyd and recorded with the 150-member Budapest Symphony and Hungarian Radio Choir, in addition to several electronica tracks penned by Kyd for the game.
â€œIâ€™m very proud of this collaboration for Hitman: Blood Money,â€ said Jesper Kyd. â€œWe produced a dynamic and diverse score that closely follows the latest exploits of Agent 47. It was the most challenging score in the series yet and I firmly believe it will be the best sounding Hitman game to date.â€
HITMAN: BLOOD MONEY is the fourth installment in the popular franchise and takes killing for money to a whole new level. Using new gaming technology and functionality it delivers an experience that is the closest gamers will ever have come to the real world of the assassin.
Developed by Io-Interactive Hitman: Blood Money will be released in Spring 2006 on PlayStationÂ®2, Microsoft XboxÂ® and PC.
About Jesper Kyd
Jesper Kyd currently lives and works in Los Angeles. His evocative soundtrack for "Hitman: Contracts" was awarded best Original Music by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at the 2005 BAFTA Games Awards. For more information please visit www.jesperkyd.com.
About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the worldâ€™s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software.
Following the acquisition of Eidos plc in May 2005, the Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider: Legend, Conflict: Global Storm, Hitman: Blood Money, Total Overdose, Commandos Strike Force, Just Cause, Championship Manager, Battlestations: Midway and Reservoir Dogs.
Io-Interactive (www.ioi.dk) was established in September 1998 as a joint venture between Nordisk Film & TV A/S and the game developer Reto-Moto. Based in Copenhagen, IOI develops advanced 3D computer games for the global market. Using proprietary technologies, IOI products are represented on all major platforms. Since its start in 1998, IOI have released the titles "Hitman: Codename 47" in 2000, "Hitman 2: Silent Assassin" in 2002. October 2003 saw the release of "Freedom Fightersâ€ - a squad-based action shooter, set in a counterfactual present, presuming that Soviet Union won WWII and invades USA. In April 2004 IO-Interactive released the third instalment in the acclaimed Hitman series
Today, IOI is a part of the Eidos group, one of the worldâ€™s leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos and IOI joined forces in March 2004 to be able to set even higher standards in their respective fields of excellence.
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