Square Enix has confirmed that the Tomb Raider reboot will be composed by BAFTA winner Jason Graves.
Everything about the Tomb Raider reboot is new. Lara has been given a new youthful appearance, the graphics engine has been completely overhauled to make use of the HD consoles and gameplay has been retooled to be more action-oriented. What is also new is the entire soundtrack, which has been composed by an award-winning composer.
Jason Graves has been selected over numerous others to compose the soundtrack for Tomb Raider. As revealed in an interview for Tomb Raider: The Final Hours, Graves was given free reign while composing. Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix wanted something new and fresh not heard in previous games. Grave’s unique style of creating a main theme that is both action-oriented and emotional at the same time landed him the gig.
Videogame players should know Jason Graves very well. He has composed memorable soundtracks for hot titles like Prince of Persia, Star Trek, Warhawk, F.E.A.R. 3 and the Dead Space franchise. Graves won a BAFTA for his Original Score and Use of Audio in Dead Space. A high achievement and instrumental in making Dead Space a mainstay in the survival horror genre. He has also been nominated for three Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences awards, two of which were for his work on Dead Space.
Tomb Raider is out March 5, 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac. Crystal Dynamics has already shot down the possibility of a Wii U version. Check out the interview with Jason Graves below: