Black Swan composer to score music for Mass Effect 3

Thursday, 10 February 2011 07:55 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Black Swan composer Clint Mansell has confirmed he is scoring the soundtrack to Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 3

In development at BioWare.

Will release this holiday season for PC, 360 and PS3.

ME3 is the final chapter in a three-part trilogy that began in 2007 for 360 only.

First teaser trailer showed off London being invaded by the Reapers, as seen above.

Speaking in an interview with The Quietus, Mansell confirmed he was working on the anticipated BioWare title.

“I’m doing a video game this year actually. Mass Effect 3,” he told the site when asked if he was working on a game.

As for what Mansell, who also scored Requiem for a Dream, is doing with the score, he’s still figuring it all out.

“As I was saying about Public Enemy and re-working old hip-hop tunes for Requiem, and kind of re-working old ballet tunes for Black Swan, with something like Mass Effect you’re more like a DJ, with all these elements,” he said.

“You’ve got the holding pattern, then the big explosion where you need the score to kick in. Then you need to take it off on a tangent. You’ve got all these different elements that change depending on what the player does.

“You have to figure out an overall symphony, but be able to break it down into component parts. You can bring the pain when required.”

This’ll be Mansell’s first work in the series. Jack Wall had been the previous composer in the series.

Mass Effect 3 releases this holiday season for PS3, 360 and PC.