Indie Band New World Revolution Signed for Exclusive Music for Rocketbirds: Hardboiled ChickenSeptember 7, 2011
Ratloop Asia today released some details for its upcoming game Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. They also released the intro cinematic, featuring music from the band New World Revolution, which you can view below!
From the press release:
Ratloop Asia, an independent publisher and developer of high quality, innovative games for the hardcore audience, today announced it has signed Los Angeles based indie rock band New World Revolution to provide in-game music for cinematic platform adventure title Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. Perfectly orchestrated to unlockable music videos and cut-scenes, the exclusive tracks from New World Revolution artistically unveil the untold story of main character Hardboiled Chicken, and expose the truth behind the evil penguin regime that Hardboiled sets out to destroy.
“Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken delivers a brand new fusion of gaming and music that I hope will expand and grow the cinematic platform genre,” said Sian Yue Tan, Producer / Studio Head, Ratloop Asia. “Herwig is my friend and I’m a fan of his music. The music and lyrics complement the game so well, it’s as if they were written for Rocketbirds. Together they add a unique vibe to the cinematics, the art and the gameplay.”
New World Revolution, led by artist Herwig Maurer, has commonly been tagged as an “esoteric science-fiction rock” band that is unlike typical modern rock. The band is known for incorporating new electronic sounds with classic trend setting musical riffs that deliver political, utopian lyrical messages. Having been called a modern-day version of Pink Floyd, New World Revolution has carved out a distinguished space for itself among the sea of indie rock bands.
“When Ratloop approached me about Rocketbirds, I was amazed at how flawlessly the NWR sound integrated into the game,” said Herwig Maurer, New World Revolution. “Having taken it a step further with customized material, I am very excited and proud about the final product. Music, game and story blend perfectly into a larger whole, a match made in heaven; I am honored to be on board!”
New World Revolution In-Game Tracks:
“Robot” – featured in game Opening Cinematic, download here
“Robot (Instrumental Mix)”
“Once I Was Lost” (Rocketbirds Theme)”
“Once I Was Lost (Remix)”
“Double Agents (Sofa Surfers Remix)”
“Stars & Snakes”
“The Holy Ones”
“Listen to the Waves”
“Once I was Lost” was written exclusively for Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken to further illuminate Hardboiled’s point of view. New World Revolution collaborated on some of the songs with super star mixer Sean Beavan, who’s worked with NIN, Marilyn Manson and A Perfect Scale. The entire New World Revolution “Rocketbirds Soundtrack” will be available on iTunes this October simultaneously when the game launches.
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken builds upon the critically acclaimed browser-based game Rocketbirds: Revolution! and expands the Rocketbirds universe with new characters, missions, puzzles, exclusive music videos, retro cut scenes and more. Set in Albatropolis, a land full of birds taken over by a totalitarian penguin regime, Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, must assassinate the evil penguin leader Putzki. His mission will unlock the secrets to his mysterious, hard boiled past and uncover the real enemies of Albatropolis. In single-player mode, take on the role of Hardboiled Chicken and destroy your enemies with a slew of weapons you collect and unlock in each chapter. Master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general’s daughter. Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die, and an astonishing past will be unveiled through a series of unlockable cut scenes and videos.
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken will launch exclusively on PlayStation®Network this October.