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Batman: Arkham Knight scored by Call of Duty: Ghosts composer

David Buckley, composer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, signed on to write the music for Batman: Arkham Knight. Buckley will co-compose the game's soundtrack with Nick Arundel, the composer that scored the other two games in Rocksteady's Arkham triology: Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.

Aside from Call of Duty: Ghosts, Buckley's work in the video game space includes Metal Gear Solid 4 and Activision's Shrek Forever After game. He also composes music for the CBS TV show The Good Wife and the Ben Affleck-directed film, The Town, and provided additional music for Jerry Bruckheimer's Prince of Persia film.

Announced in March as the final game in the series from Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight will prominently feature the Batmobile as a primary gameplay element. The game is set in a section of Gotham City that's said to be "five times larger" than that of Arkham City, and will include "traffic-friendly streets" to accommodate for the Dark Knight's favorite ride. It will also spotlight the aptly named Arkham Knight, an arch-villain created from scratch by Rocksteady and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns. The game is slated to launch later this year for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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Composer David Buckley Scoring Batman: Arkham Knight, Brings Fresh Perspective to Series Finale

Buckley to Participate in Game On! Music & Sound in Video Games Panel at WonderCon

(Hollywood, CA) April 11, 2014-Composer David Buckley is scoring Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Knight, the fourth and final installment in the critically acclaimed Arkham series. Buckley brings an original perspective to the franchise and will co-compose the game with Nick Arundel, who previously scored Arkham City and Arkham Asylum. In the explosive series finale, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city that he is sworn to protect. Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on October 14, 2014 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Windows PC.

Buckley, who most recently composed the music for Call of Duty: Ghosts, will musically capture Batman's dark intensity as he finds himself in a state of peril against The Scarecrow's team of supervillians. In addition to Call of Duty: Ghosts, Buckley previously composed music for Metal Gear Solid 4 and Shrek Forever After. He will be a featured panelist on the Game On! Music & Sound in Video Games panel at WonderCon on April 19th, 2014 in Anaheim. Buckley is also the composer of the CBS drama The Good Wife and feature film's including The Town, directed by Ben Affleck, and Parker, starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez. He most recently collaborated with Danny Elfman, contributing additional music to American Hustle.

After graduating from Cambridge University, Buckley moved to London and began a successful career writing music for TV shows and commercials. In 2006, he relocated to Los Angeles and began collaborating with award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams writing additional music for films including Shrek the Third and The Number 23. In addition to Parker and The Town, Buckley's recent film scores include From Paris with Love, Book of Dragons, and Gone. David was recognized as a "Brit To Watch" by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and has been the recipient of 5 BMI Awards. He is currently scoring the drama-thriller A Bit of Bad Luck, in theaters later this year.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.