Castle of Illusion score comes courtesy of Perfect Dark composer

Thursday, 2nd May 2013 03:06 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The composer best known among gamers for his work on Rare games is behind the score for the new Castle of Illusion remake.

Grant Kirkhope outed his role in the project on Twitter.

Kirkhope has a number of gaming soundtrack credits to his name, including Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong, Banjo-Tooie and Viva Pinata.

Although we’re yet to see much of it, Castle of Illusion is described as “a complete re-imagining” of the 16-bit classic platformer, and will release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in northern summer.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. TheWulf

    Oooh. This is sounding better and better all the time.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    This is gonna be a tough battle between Genesis’ Mickey remake and NES’ Donald Duck remake which is absolute heaven.

    Now someone please make an HD upgrade of Chip n Dale for NES. Loved that game.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    @2: Yes! That was fantastic.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. SplatteredHouse <good musical times, from Mr. Kirkhope! This story brought that sound to mind. :)

    #4 2 years ago

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