Pandemic Studios, a studio of Electronic Arts
Inc. , announced today that Golden Globe and Emmy
nominated film composer Christopher Young, best known for scoring major
films such as Spider Man 3 and the upcoming movie Creation, composed
the main theme to its open-world sandbox action game set in a stylized
version of Nazi occupied Paris, The Saboteur.
Inspired by early 20th century France and the game’s blockbuster
action, Christopher Young’s main theme presents a musical window into
the heart of The Saboteur, its suspenseful atmosphere, striking
Parisian setting and its unique perspective on the era.
"I had tremendous confidence in knowing that once the defining
theme to The Saboteur was left in Christopher Young’s hands, we would
receive ground breaking results. His rich experience and his unique
talent takes EA’s latest franchise to new heights," said Steve Schnur,
Worldwide Executive of Music at Electronic Arts.
"The Saboteur’s visually striking environments were a major
inspiration for me when composing," said Christopher Young, composer.
"The theme is a combination of The Saboteur’s unique blend of artistry
and storyline mixed with the confusion, suspense, excitement and social
temperament of the time period. It’s mysterious and dark but filled
with a subtle feeling of hope."
The Saboteur is set in World War II France and takes players
through the seedy underbelly of Paris as hero Sean Devlin sets off on a
revenge mission. Inspired by a true story, The Saboteur stars Sean
Devlin who, motivated by personal revenge, fights, climbs, and races
through open-world Paris, sneaking into the heart of the Nazi
operations and sabotaging their every move. With the help of the French
Resistance, the British intelligence, an arsenal of weaponry, street
smarts and brawn, players will exact revenge on those who get in his
way. From derailing trains and blowing up zeppelins to scaling famous
Parisian landmarks, this action hero uses a broad range of weapons,
explosives and vehicles to get the job done.
As the winner of art awards such as Best of E3 2009 for Artistic
Design on Xbox 360 by IGN.com, The Saboteur has received widespread
recognition for beautifully integrating a unique artistic style with a
dramatic storyline and intense action to deliver a truly unique gaming
The Saboteur will be available for the PlayStation 3 computer
entertainment system, the Xbox360 video game and entertainment system,
and the PC on December 8th in North America and on December 4th in
Europe and other countries worldwide. The Saboteur is rated "M for
Mature" by the ESRB and "18+" by PEGI. For more information on The
Saboteur, please visit http://www.thesaboteurgame.com or get the latest
news on www.twitter.com/pandemicstudios.