If you have watched the recent official Max Payne 3 trailer (if you haven’t yet, watch it HERE) and were wondering just who was responsible for the awesome soundtrack, well you’re in luck! Rockstar Games have come forth and proudly announced that Los Angeles based rock bad, HEALTH are responsible for composing both the score and soundtrack of the game.
Member of the band, Jake Duzsik had this to say about their participation in the game:
Video games are redefining entertainment and whether people like it or not, they are becoming as culturally relevant as films. We feel that Rockstar’s projects have an undeniably raw and tasteful aesthetic. It’s vitally important to us that we be involved in things we respect artistically. Max Payne 3 has a complex story that unfolds mercilessly and we are excited to be a part of it.
The band’s style was also a perfect fit for Max Payne 3, mirroring the dark nature of the game and they also ensured that unique sounds and motifs were used to represent each specific locale in the game, carrying on Rockstar’s fantastic attention to detail.
If their music is something that you’re interested in then take a look at their Special Edition package, which includes the game’s soundtrack. Check out the other stuff included in the Special Edition package HERE.
Max Payne 3 will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 on May 15, 2012 in the US and May 18, 2012 in Australia and Europe, with the PC version launching on May 29th, 2012 in the US and June 1st, 2012 in Australia and Europe.