Age of Mythology Soundtrack CD

Microsoft have announced the release of the Age of Mythology Original Soundtrack, also available in the collector's editon of the game release. The soundtrack was composed by Ensemble Studios' Music and Sound Director Stephen Rippey and Music and Sound Artist Kevin McMullan.

Age of Mythology is a branch of the popular Age of Empires franchise that has sold more than 10.5 million licensed units worldwide. The game is set in a mythological past when heroes battled monsters of legend, and gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men.

Said Stephen Rippey, "Most of the soundtrack was recorded in-house using a lot of instruments from around the world, but a handful of tracks were done using an orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonia out of Seattle."

Age of Mythology transports players to a time when heroes did battle with monsters of legend and the gods intervened in the affairs of mortal men. In Age of Mythology, players wage war using human armies and diplomacy, progress through development ages, enhance military and economic performance with improvements, and manage economics through resource gathering and trade. Mythology enters the mix when players call upon the gods to act on their belief or reinforce their armies with more than 20 mythological creatures. Ensemble Studios' new 3D engine adds a deep richness of graphical detail and creates a unique new title based on the ancient cultural history o fthe Greek, Norse, and Egyptian cultures, which are cultivated into nine detailed civilizations.

News source: Music 4 Games

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