Kevin Smithers Tapped to Write Metal Slug VR Score

Los Angeles, CA, November 28, 2018 --( Studio Roqovan announced today that composer, Kevin Smithers, will write the score for the upcoming title, WWT/MSVR (current working: World War Toons / Metal Slug VR). The beta version of the new VR game, featuring a four-player mode, will be unveiled in Korea in January, 2019.

WWT/MSVR combines Studio Roqovan’s World War Toons shooter series with characters and features from Metal Slug of SNK, a Japanese video game hardware and software company. This upcoming room scale first-person shooter (FPS) VR action title will see the humorous take on the Second World War and its cast of eccentric characters being reinforced by characters from the popular Metal Slug series.

Smithers is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, arranger and songwriter of a range of different musical styles. Recent projects include Studio Roqovan’s World War Toons, the animated feature film Monster Island and the upcoming feature film Lovers.

“Growing up I loved playing the Metal Slug games,” said Smithers. “It’s such an honor to now have my music be part of this amazing gaming franchise.”

“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Kevin again on this project,” said Studio Roqovan CEO, James Chung. “Kevin is on my number one slot for soundtracks for video games. I said it before but it’s rare to find someone who can bring Kevin’s level of quality orchestration that works for interactive content which needs different kind of skills and nuanced work. I am very happy to work with him again.”

About Studio Roqovan
Founded in 2014, Studio Roqovan is an independent new media company based in Los Angeles. We focus on games and experiences for AR/VR, consoles, mobile and other cutting-edge technologies. We are made up of veterans from the film and game industries.
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