Transformers: Universe Score - Interview with James Hannigan
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 2:17am CDTCategories: Game News, People News, Interviews
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Let’s first talk about your recent work on the new “Transformers Universe” game. What inspired you to get involved with the project? What has impressed you most about working on this game?
JH: I enjoyed Transformers as a child and I’m just one of those people who finds it difficult not to get excited by large, warring robots. I particularly like how they’re partially organic as well and have such distinctive personalities. Basically, I’m a sucker for the mythic theme of ‘good vs. evil’; not to mention being a sci-fi and fantasy buff in general.
Did you also take some inspiration from the music that composers such as Steve Jablonsky and Brian Tyler wrote for the films and animated television series that would help make your score fit in the Transformers Universe musically?
JH: Not specifically, although I love the work of those composers. I was merely trying to, on one level, create music that fit into the wider world of Transformers (which is already very varied across film and television over decades now) but with a new dimension as well. Some of the music of Transformers Universe is pretty harsh, grinding and mechanical, yet at other times it can be quite minimal and ethereal. The team at Jagex have also been working on music, and their output is also varied, a reflection perhaps of the fact that the Transformers themselves have wildly different personalities.
What were the recording sessions like?
JH: Very nice and we recorded the Philharmonia at Abbey Road Studios in London for some of the music. It is always a humbling and breathtaking experience to have your music performed by a full orchestra and the level of musicianship among players in London is truly outstanding.
Will a soundtrack album be released?
JH: Very possibly, but I have no details.
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Seriously... it combines the best elements of Animated, WFC, and Prime. I love it.
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mooncake623 wrote:Jagex the guys behind the Transformers Universe game released some interesting artwork to share with everyone. Check out these reimagining of familiar characters and some new characters as well. We've mirrored the images below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Megatron, looks amazing and Prime is the back slap king.
Posted by Lockdownhunter on October 20th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CDT
The rest are cool.
P.S. he looks somewhat like the beast hunters version.
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Might as well make a new article instead of an update or people wont see these
these are from TFU's site fankit for making fan sites.
And there will also be some new Decepticon concept art later this week
An updated Wheeljack concept art (different chest then the already released art with Knockout)
Posted by megatronus on October 21st, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
You mean War Machine, right?
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megatronus wrote:mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Hound
You mean War Machine, right?
LOL thats what i thought at first seeing him
Although i feel he should have more guns on him or just a tripled barreled minigun and maybe add a bullet cigar.
Yeah i like Hound except for the fat part but i can forgive that because he is a bad ass character.
Edit: Also reminds me of Master Chief especially with the orange visor thing above his eyes.
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