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Deus Ex, Unreal composer working at Retro Studios

Posted on May 6, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Accomplished video game composer Alexander Brandon has revealed that he’s working at Retro Studios. Brandon wouldn’t say what he’s involved with, but did mention that “the work is incredibly exciting and the team is awesome”.

Brandon has contributed to a variety of franchises and individual games. He previously worked on the Deus Ex and unreal series as well as Tyrian, Jazz Jackrabbit 2, Thief: Dark Shadows, Neverwinter Nights 2, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Alpha Protocol, and Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Here’s Brandon’s Facebook message:

And some of the music he’s composed:

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  • SM

    I just really want to see what Retro Studios been working on all this time, i don’t care if its not Metroid

    • Vinicius

      I hope they are reviving Raven Blade, or another new IP.

      • Lance Devon

        God I would hope so.

    • ibo

      it’s gonna be Zelda in SPACE!!!!!!!!

    • Exposer

      I thought that Next Level will work with Metroid Prime since the director left Retro and created Federation Force with Next Level.

  • Exposer

    The new Donkey Kong game will have good music. :v

    • Ezra Laguna

      it always have lol

      • Exposer

        Well yeah, but the joke was that people want a Metroid game, but Retro is focusing on Donkey Kong, so the next game will be Donkey Kong Country Returns 3, and no new Metroid…Ever.

    • Don’t even

      • Glenn Davis Jr.

        Lol, man I was thinking the same thing.

  • Ezra Laguna

    definitely not a DK game then!

  • TDude73

    This possible new IP from Retro Studios is gonna be lit on the Switch come at least 2018.

    • JasonBall

      Are you human?

  • Coonfoot

    Metroid or not (tho I hope it is), whatever they have planned must be actiony.

    • Justin McQuillen

      and shootery

  • hi v3.0

    Ok so they better reveal their new game on E3 or else imma be mad

    • ibo

      lets hope

  • The fact

    • JasonBall

      Remember, DK had a large team of composers. I could see them do the same with Metroid.

  • awng781

    Sci-Fi Donkey Kong FPS in the future…

  • Addy

    They better have something new for this year’s E3, or else they’ll fade away into nothing.

    • TDude73

      Don’t worry, Addy. I know that Nintendo will surprise everyone around the world with their new IP. Possibly a rated T or M game only for the Switch.

  • Blanco8x8

    Retro Studios know how to make me edge…

  • JasonBall

    If it’s Metroid I hope Yamamoto is still on board.

    A little concerned, too, it’s been so long since Tropical Freeze. Whatever they’re doing sounds like it’s going through Development Hell. And now some outsider composer?

    • nemo37

      According to Liam Robertson (Unseen64), the game (he did not specify what it was) was pitched and went into development in 2014. This would mean by E3 it will have been in development for around 3 years, which is not unusual because most larger-scale games take 3-4 years to develop. In addition, things like music and voice acting are typically completed at the end of development. So the fact that they have a composer, to me indicates that development is probably in its final year. Personally I am not getting a development hell vibe from this one; in fact I would not be surprised if they wait until next year’s E3 to show it for a late 2018 or early 2019 release (of course if it goes beyond that then it may be in developement hell).

      • JasonBall

        Makes sense

    • yyxkk

      I guess the situation is similar as BotW. The unannounced title was intended for Wii U. Then switch came out. So they decided to abandon Wii U and move onto Switch.