Ivor Novello nominee Walter Mair scores highly anticipated PS Vita title, Killzone: Mercenary
Killzone: Mercenary just keeps getting better and better. Already lauded as “setting a new bar of quality for FPS on handheld”, there’s been a lot of anticipation for Killzone: Mercenary and the soundtrack of game seems set to live up to the high expectations of the game with the unveiling of Walter Mair as composer.
Mair’s back catalogue of work covers a wide variety of formats and styles, from films such as Alone in the Dark and The List, to TV adverts for products such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Most importantly, Mair has previously written critically acclaimed soundtracks for games like Viking: Battle for Asgard. Indeed, Mair’s soundtrack to Empire: Total War was so well received that it was nominated for a highly prestigious Ivor Novello award. Mair also has experience with all sorts of orchestras and groups, from enormous choirs and full orchestras to smaller, more intimate ensembles and groups. Mair also has a reputation for blending orchestral performances with digital effects and synthesisers, which sounds like the perfect fit for a first person shooter like Killzone: Mercenary.
Killzone: Mercenary has received a lot of commendation as the first seriously good first person shooter for Sony’s struggling handheld, taking advantage of one of Sony’s biggest franchises to grab in some fans straight away. The game features gameplay much like that of the console Killzone games, and mingles original and past storylines that adds to the already extensive Killzone game world. The handheld game also has a multiplayer mode that allows players to both compete against and work alongside other gamers from across the world.
Killzone: Mercenary is available now across the globe, both as a digital download and in physical format for the PS Vita. The soundtrack is also available right now for fans to download from the Sony Entertainment Network.