Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Taps Hollywood Composer Michael Giacchino

EA, Respawn and Oculus today announced and released the score for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, which was created by famed Academy and Grammy award winning composer Michael Giacchino and Nami Melumad. Listen to the game’s theme here as a preview to what the rest of the soundtrack has to offer.

Known for creating the scores for an array of iconic movie franchises, including Star Wars, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pixar, Jurassic Park, Planet of the Apes and many more, Giacchino also composed the soundtrack for the original Medal of Honor game in 1999. Now, decades later, Giacchino has returned to the series to work with Game Director Peter Hirschmann and composer Nami Melumad to create a powerful new soundtrack for this highly-anticipated new game. Additionally, Melumad is the first woman composer to contribute to a Medal of Honor game.

When developing the new score for the game, Giacchino and Melumad worked together to bring to life the emotional journey of Above and Beyond. In order to do so, they had to uniquely incorporate their changed perspective on the world we live in today, including the fight against evil and oppression, while integrating elements from Giacchino’s 1999 score to stay faithful to the original game.

The new score from Giacchino and Melumad for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is available to stream now on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes and other streaming platforms in anticipation of the game’s launch on December 11, which is accompanied by the full soundtrack release.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is an immersive and innovative VR game that includes a single player campaign based on real life events during WWII. The title will be playable on Oculus Rift and select headsets compatible with Steam VR.

Check out the blog post, linked here, for more information on the game’s soundtrack.