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  HALO: SPARTAN ASSAULT ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE - MUSIC BY TOM SALTA
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07/19/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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New York (July 18, 2013) - MTV VMA nominated composer Tom Salta, one of the most versatile and prolific music artists/producers working in film, television, advertising and video games, provides the original score for 343 Industries' first mobile title " Halo: Spartan Assault," an epic "Halo" experience for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 launching today.  Released simultaneously with the game, the " Halo: Spartan Assault Original Soundtrack" features 27 tracks from Salta's original score and is available worldwide on Amazon, iTunes, Xbox Music and other digital music services through Microsoft Studios Music.

Tom Salta created an authentic "Halo" original score for "Spartan Assault," blending ethereal choral arrangements, piano motifs, rock guitars, synth ambience and sweeping sci-fi orchestral compositions that are distinctly representative of the franchise.  Salta also expands the "Halo" universe with original sounds to complement the musical blueprint of the first trilogy and beyond, combined with a full modern sound production to create a contemporary and classic "Halo" soundtrack.

Track Listing:

1. Legacy        

2. Stark

3. Who's There?

4. Bridge Too Far

5. Hunted

6. Ready or Not

7. Wolverines Return

8. Rising

9. Survive

10. Prelude

11. Breaking The Code

12. The Big Guns       

13. Quiet Giant          

14. Guns in the Dark 

15. Epic Evolution     

16. Eliminate the Resistance

17. Night Dreams      

18. Wolverines Reborn         

19. Regret      

20. Castle Defense    

21. Simple Mystery   

22. Intimate   

23. Onslaught

24. Elevated   

25. Knock Knock

26. Night Guards

27. Finishing the Fight

Renowned for crafting emotionally engaging music for interactive media, Tom Salta has received widespread industry acclaim for his world-class produced scores featured in video game titles such as "Galactic Reign," "Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary," "Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands," "Red Steel," "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon," and "Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X" series.  Intimately familiar with the "Halo" universe, Salta also created synthesis, drums, and percussion for "Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary" in collaboration with Pyramind Studios and 343 Industries.  Prior to his composing career, Salta toured with and worked on releases by a diverse array of popular artists such as Peter Gabriel, Everything But The Girl, Deep Forest and Sinead O'Connor.

To learn more about "Halo: Spartan Assault," please visit Halo Waypoint:

http://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/games/halospartanassault

About the "Halo" Franchise 

The "Halo" franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original "Halo: Combat Evolved" (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. Published by Microsoft Studios, the "Halo" franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox Live online entertainment network. "Halo: Spartan Assault" will be released worldwide on Windows 8 PCs, Tablets, and Windows Phone 8 devices. To date, more than 50 million copies of "Halo" games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 5 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox Live.

About 343 Industries 

343 Industries is the publisher and developer of the blockbuster "Halo" series of videogames and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the "Halo" franchise, including novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more. 343 Industries is home to world-class developers working on the Reclaimer Saga, which commenced with the arrival of "Halo 4" on Nov. 6, 2012, exclusively on Xbox 360.