Justin Lee On October 2, 2006 at 5:47 am

Music is key to a game after all…

Bethesda Softworks and Rednote Audio today proudly announce that veteran video game and film/TV composers Rod Abernethy and Jason Graves (Blazing Angels, The Hobbit) have created the original sci-fi orchestral scores for Bethesda Softworks’ upcoming titles STAR TREK: Legacy (Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows), STAR TREK: Tactical Assault (PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Nintendo DS) and STAR TREK: Encounters (PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system). All three titles are scheduled to launch this fall under license from CBS Consumer Products. The STAR TREK franchise, which debuted with the Original Series in 1966, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this fall.

Rod Abernethy and Jason Graves have produced 60-minutes of classic symphonic style music for the highly anticipated next-generation STAR TREK video game, STAR TREK: Legacy, the first ever project to feature all five actors who portrayed the STAR TREK series captains. Developed under the direction and supervision of Bethesda Softworks at the studios of Mad Doc Software, Rednote’s score for Legacy fully captures the grand-scale feel and spirit of the STAR TREK universe.

Parker A. Davis, Legacy Producer at Mad Doc Software, says, “Mad Doc was fortunate enough to recruit the musical talents of Rod Abernethy and Jason Graves to score a completely original soundtrack for Legacy. We’re crafting a game that marries the cinematic appeal of STAR TREK and intensity of starship combat, and Rod and Jason captured that beautifully in their score. We’re thrilled with the results and believe gamers and fans of the series will agree it’s very ‘Star Trek’ – very science fiction.”

STAR TREK: Legacy is an epic game of Starfleet combat spanning the entire STAR TREK Universe, featuring all the ships from every episode, every film. Players become the Admiral of a task force of warships and must lead their fleet to victory in large-scale battles complete with stunning visuals and special effects.

STAR TREK: Tactical Assault is a real-time spaceship combat game for 1 or 2 players, featuring a wide array of authentic Star Trek races, ships, and weaponry from the universe of the original Star Trek series. Players take command of powerful Federation and Klingon warships and must outthink and out duel their opponents in order to succeed. Play through either the Federation or Klingon campaigns in single-player mode or go head-to-head against a friend in wireless multiplayer action.

STAR TREK: Encounters is a shoot ‘em-up arcade style space combat game featuring ships, characters, and weapons from 40 years of Star Trek. Take command of your starship and blast through the universe, defending your vessel and demolishing your opponents’ in fast action battles.

For more information on these titles, please visit the official web site at http://startrek.bethsoft.com.

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