343 Industries and Pyramind Studios Create Halo Anniversary Soundtrack

Pyramind Studios has proudly partnered with 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios to produce the music soundtrack for the upcoming Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary video game. Celebrating a decade of history with the iconic Halo franchise, Pyramind Studios has been chosen to produce and remaster the famed original score for the exclusive Xbox 360 release scheduled for the 2011 holiday season game, which releases November 15th, 2011.

Lead by Microsoft Studios Senior Audio Director Kristofor Mellroth and Pyramind Studios COO/Audio Director Paul Lipson, the duo inspired Pyramind Studios industry-leading team to re-orchestrate and reproduce the original score by composers Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. Talent also includes the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra recorded at world-renowned Skywalker Ranch, and Chanticleer – the Grammy winning men’s vocal ensemble widely considered one of the best in the world.

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  • Hunter13Zero

    Holy crap. This article proves how far video game soundtracks have come. Recording with the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra at Skywalker Ranch?!?! That’s incredible. I’d also like to point out that Hans Zimmer is recording soundtracks for video games these days. Games like: Modern Warfare 2, and Crysis 2. It’s just crazy to me how far it’s come, and how far it is going to continue to go. I commented on an article about the Halo franchise being in capable hands, and I believe this article also proves my point. Good on ya 343. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!!!

  • @ Hunter13Zero

    Make no mistake, the Halo franchise is certainly in extremely capable hands with 343 Industries. This article only scratches the surface of what’s truly happening behind closed doors. Halo Anniversary is looking to offer a most promising re-visit to the Halo ring.

  • Hunter13Zero

    I can only imagine Derrick. If only I had a press pass like you do! Lol.. Combat Evolved was such a HUGE game in so many ways. Everyone I talk to about this say “I don’t think I’ll end up buying this one.” Why the hell not?!?! What an opportunity to jump back into the world of Halo. This is our chance to play Combat Evolved with today’s technology, and I’m sure it’s going to be SO much more than just a re-do. Plus, being able to play online mulitplayer in the world of Combat Evolved? Hello? That’s just a no brainer to me.

  • Lol!! Working in the industry does have it’s advantages. Unlike you and I, I believe many people are burnt out on Halo or as I’ve heard, the same ole’ Halo gameplay with no innovative touches. The Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition is a no-brainer for Halo fans. Not only has 343 Industries given the game a graphical overhaul, certain set-piece locales have also been re-imagined with gorgeous vista and awesome new level designs. I hope 343 Industries surprises many people. Halo 4 on the other-hand is a completely different BEAST altogether and that’s all I can say.

  • Hunter13Zero

    Oh my gosh, you’re killing me man!!! I can only imagine what 343 has come up with for Halo 4. I’m sure you may know, but I would HOPE that they have revamped their engine, or just flat out, started over with it. I believe a new trilogy calls for a new engine to run it. That’s just my personal opinion, however.

  • Due to my sworn pledge to honor our publishing relationships I must let the publishers make an official announcement before I can pour out all the excitement surrounding IP’s. What I can tell you is there are a ton of nuggets in the Halo 4 Announcement trailer – check it out http://game-insider.com/2011/06/24/a-master-chief-makeover-in-halo-4-is-for-story-reasons/

  • Hunter13Zero

    Totally understand. I promise I wasn’t digging for info! Keep up the good work man. Your articles are awesome.

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