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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
Music and other digital music services through Microsoft Studios
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.
3. Who's There?
4. Bridge Too Far
6. Ready or Not
7. Wolverines Return
11. Breaking The Code
12. The Big Guns
14. Guns in the Dark
15. Epic Evolution
16. Eliminate the Resistance
17. Night Dreams
20. Castle Defense
21. Simple Mystery
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
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.