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OBias
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(05-06-2017, 09:59 AM)
Per his post in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderBr...54502222642621

I'm currently working with Retro Studios here in Austin. As much as I'd like to say more (except the work is incredibly exciting and the team is awesome), I can't.

Besides Unreal and Deus Ex, he also worked on Tyrian, Jazz Jackrabbit 2, Thief: Deadly Shadows, Neverwinter Nights 2, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Alpha Protocol, and Torment: Tides of Numenera.

Unreal OST

Unreal Tournament OST

Deus Ex OST

EDIT: L~A took a screencap of the post.



By the way, Alexander Brandon is a huge Metroid fan: http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Alexander_Brandon

A friend later showed him Metroid and he was fascinated by the music, which is why he went into game music.

He interviewed Hip Tanaka, the composer of the original Metroid, in 2002: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/featur...he_hip_an_.php

Doesn't mean he is working on Metroid, but still interesting.
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SinCityAssassin
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(05-06-2017, 10:01 AM)
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This full time or a contract job?
ThoseDeafMutes
Four naan Jeremy? Four? That's insane.
(05-06-2017, 10:01 AM)
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My sources tell me that Retro is working on a Cranky Kong immersive sim. First person perspective, multiple ways to get through every level that are unlocked by your skill choices as you level up. There's also a crossover with Rabbids for some reason, Nintendo seems to be pushing it in all their upcoming games. 3DS exclusive.
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Octavianus
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Retro Studios has been augmented.
JB2448
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That's a man that can do the signature atmosphere of Metroid's music justice.

The new Donkey Kong's music will be great.
SinCityAssassin
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

My sources tell me that Retro is working on a Cranky Kong immersive sim. First person perspective, levels with multiple ways to get through every level that are unlocked by your skill choices as you level up. There's also a crossover with Rabbids for some reason, Nintendo seems to be pushing it in all their upcoming games. Exclusively on 3ds.

Anything with the cane?
Sumio Mondo
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Despite being an excellent composer, I don't think he really composes for games anymore. For the last decade or so, he's been more of a sound director/sound designer.
L~A
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

My sources tell me that Retro is working on a Cranky Kong immersive sim. First person perspective, levels with multiple ways to get through every level that are unlocked by your skill choices as you level up.

I never asked for this.

...

Seriously though, wasn't expecting an external composer. Makes you wonder what they're working on.

Oh, and better take a screencap of the post, I'm totally expecting it to mysteriously disappear overnight ;)

Here:

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WhoaIsThatMars
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(05-06-2017, 10:03 AM)
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strange for a sausage cooking game
MatrixMan.EXE
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Metroid Prime 4 with Deus Ex-esque soundtrack. Oh lawd.
kami_sama
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Originally Posted by MatrixMan.EXE

Metroid Prime 4 with Deus Ex-esque soundtrack. Oh lawd.

Fuck me, that might be the greatest game ever conceived.
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(05-06-2017, 10:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

My sources tell me that Retro is working on a Cranky Kong immersive sim. First person perspective, levels with multiple ways to get through every level that are unlocked by your skill choices as you level up. There's also a crossover with Rabbids for some reason, Nintendo seems to be pushing it in all their upcoming games. 3DS exclusive.

Is it possible to play it like it's a first person spurter?
Rodin
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(05-06-2017, 10:06 AM)
Are they doing that sci-fi rpg many of us have been asking for?

if it's star tropics i need to see gaf's reaction 😂😂😂
jariw
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(05-06-2017, 10:06 AM)
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One month to prepare that sound track for the E3 reveal.
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(05-06-2017, 10:06 AM)
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Well that's certainly a very Prime-y Kenji Yamamoto-esque discography!

more credits:
http://www.mobygames.com/developer/s...veloperId,947/
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J@hranimo
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(05-06-2017, 10:07 AM)
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Man the Donkey Kong jokes are tiring.

This is intriguing though. E3 is gonna be good!
IdreamofHIME
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(05-06-2017, 10:08 AM)
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Those are gonna some sweet sounding Mario Kart 8 dlc tunes.
Cerium
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(05-06-2017, 10:09 AM)
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Please be original IP.
tolkir
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(05-06-2017, 10:09 AM)
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I think it will be a new I.P.
KingBroly
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

My sources tell me that Retro is working on a Cranky Kong immersive sim. First person perspective, multiple ways to get through every level that are unlocked by your skill choices as you level up. There's also a crossover with Rabbids for some reason, Nintendo seems to be pushing it in all their upcoming games. 3DS exclusive.

Cranky Kong Country Prime


Anyway, given the guy's soundtrack pedigree, I'd say it's going to be a moody kinda game
D_prOdigy
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(05-06-2017, 10:10 AM)
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aw yiss

mother fuckin Retro crumbs
Cerium
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(05-06-2017, 10:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by tolkir

I think it will be a new I.P.

Actual FPS perhaps.
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(05-06-2017, 10:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by J@hranimo

Man the Donkey Kong jokes are tiring.

Indeed. So much fear of getting feelings hurt by overhype.
sinonobu
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(05-06-2017, 10:14 AM)
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MAN...... HYPED!
Turrican3
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Hmm, intriguing​ news.

DK by Retro were amazing games but I think right now we need something else from this extremely​ talented studio.
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(05-06-2017, 10:16 AM)
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There's a YouTube play list of the Deus Ex soundtrack which I'll play a little bit of almost daily, it's the next best thing next to playing the game. My favourite soundtrack of all time.

Whatever this game is, it's a day 1 for me.
Aostia
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(05-06-2017, 10:16 AM)
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After having given Metroid to Next level they are totally giving Luigi Mansion to Retro
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(05-06-2017, 10:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

My sources tell me that Retro is working on a Cranky Kong immersive sim. First person perspective, multiple ways to get through every level that are unlocked by your skill choices as you level up. There's also a crossover with Rabbids for some reason, Nintendo seems to be pushing it in all their upcoming games. 3DS exclusive.

1000% attach rate incoming
Milly Osworth
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(05-06-2017, 10:17 AM)
In a month we know what Retro is working on. This E3 will be awwwwwwwwsum for Nintendo.
KingBroly
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(05-06-2017, 10:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aostia

After having given Metroid to Next level they are totally giving Luigi Mansion to Retro

People would be livid


So it's obviously going to happen.
Herbspiceguy
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(05-06-2017, 10:18 AM)
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Soundtrack is one of the last things in video game development planning right?
Succinct Verbosity
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(05-06-2017, 10:19 AM)
Kind of has to confirm a game with a sci-of slant, whether or not it is THAT game is another matter.
Cerium
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(05-06-2017, 10:19 AM)
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For real they better show the game at E3 tho.
Fahzgoolin
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You'd think with that discography he'd be assigned to an fps.
MatrixMan.EXE
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(05-06-2017, 10:20 AM)
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How big is retro? Is it at all possible that they'd be prepping a Metroid game or a new IP and also a new donkey Kong simultaneously?
Piers
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(05-06-2017, 10:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by jariw

One month to prepare that sound track for the E3 reveal.

I will lol if it is only for trailer music and nothing else.
notaskwid
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(05-06-2017, 10:20 AM)
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Good news.
KHlover
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Nice of Retro to give him the chance to work on something upbeat as a change. Fucking Donkey Kong Country Returns 3 is going to be great.
ThoseDeafMutes
Four naan Jeremy? Four? That's insane.
(05-06-2017, 10:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by MatrixMan.EXE

How big is retro? Is it at all possible that they'd be prepping a Metroid game or a new IP and also a new donkey Kong simultaneously?

From what I understand it's like ~100 people give or take, so unless they're all mobile games, no.
Cerium
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(05-06-2017, 10:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by MatrixMan.EXE

How big is retro? Is it at all possible that they'd be prepping a Metroid game or a new IP and also a new donkey Kong simultaneously?

They staffed up but no way are they big enough for two AAA games at the same time.
Leonsito
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(05-06-2017, 10:21 AM)
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Cyberpunk Metroid
Shredderi
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Originally Posted by Herbspiceguy

Soundtrack is one of the last things in video game development planning right?

Not always. Many times you have the composer starting his/her work early on so they have enough time to find the right sound for the game. So sometimes the composer will only have concept art and other pictures to draw vibes from.
Aostia
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(05-06-2017, 10:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cerium

They staffed up but no way are they big enough for two AAA games at the same time.


As all other nintendo teams I suppose
go_straight
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(05-06-2017, 10:22 AM)
fucking donkey kong 3 is gonna be LIT!
KingBroly
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(05-06-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Leonsito

Cyberpunk Metroid

Do know if Want or Vomit...


My interest is piqued about the possibility, but...it could go very wrong
MatrixMan.EXE
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(05-06-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThoseDeafMutes

From what I understand it's like ~100 people give or take, so unless they're all mobile games, no.

Originally Posted by Cerium

They staffed up but no way are they big enough for two AAA games at the same time.

Damn. Even so, definitely doesn't sound like whatever he's been hired for wilL be Donkey Kong, given his discography.
SalvaPot
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(05-06-2017, 10:23 AM)
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Now this is a lead I can work with.

Federation Force Pinball for the New 2DS XL is going to be great.
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OBias
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(05-06-2017, 10:23 AM)
By the way, Alexander Brandon is a huge Metroid fan: http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Alexander_Brandon

A friend later showed him Metroid and he was fascinated by the music, which is why he went into game music.

He interviewed Hip Tanaka, the composer of the original Metroid, in 2002: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/featur...he_hip_an_.php

Doesn't mean he is working on Metroid, but still interesting.
sinonobu
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Originally Posted by OBias

By the way, Alexander Brandon is a huge Metroid fan: http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Alexander_Brandon



He interviewed Hip Tanaka, the composer of the original Metroid, in 2002: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/featur...he_hip_an_.php

Doesn't mean he is working on Metroid, but still interesting.

OHHH
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(05-06-2017, 10:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by MatrixMan.EXE

Damn. Even so, definitely doesn't sound like whatever he's been hired for wilL be Donkey Kong, given his discography.

Originally Posted by OBias

By the way, Alexander Brandon is a huge Metroid fan: http://www.vgmpf.com/Wiki/index.php/Alexander_Brandon



He interviewed Hip Tanaka, the composer of the original Metroid, in 2002: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/featur...he_hip_an_.php

Doesn't mean he is working on Metroid, but still interesting.

This is definitely the right way to avoid disappointment lads

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