Composer Clint Mansell, best known for his work on films like Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, is branching into video game music. He's currently collaborating with BioWare on Mass Effect 3.

Mansell confirmed his work on ME3 in an interview with The Quietus. He also discussed the process of making a game soundtrack a bit, comparing it to being a DJ.

"You've got the holding pattern, then the big explosion where you need the score to kick in," said Mansell. "Then you need to take it off on a tangent. You've got all these different elements that change depending on what the player does. You have to figure out an overall symphony, but be able to break it down into component parts. You can bring the pain when required."

Wall of Sound's Jack Wall served as composer for the previous two ME games. He confirmed on the BioWare forums that he's not involved with the third game.

"As you may have noticed by now, I am not returning to score the final game. The reasons are much too complicated to explain here, but suffice to say that the people at BioWare and I are still friends and we all really still like each other a lot," said Wall. "More importantly, the score for ME3 will be great and even more important than that, the game will likely be (being BioWare and all) super duper fantastic."

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