Journey composer's next project is Leisure Suit Larry

Grammy-nominated composer switches to "seedy, back alley" tone following thatgamecompany performance

Journey composer Austin Wintory will work on a decidedly different soundtrack for his next project - a new Leisure Suit Larry game.


The highly praised composer earned himself a VGA and a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for thatgamecompany's PSN title, Journey. But his next work isn't likely to bare any similarities.

"Al Lowe, the original creator [of Leisure Suit Larry], reached out to me a little while ago," confirmed Wintory to Polygon, discussing his gig on the modernised Larry update, titled Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards Reloaded.

The 1987 16-colour original is being updated by developer Replay Games, who is bringing the game to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and a long list of PC digital services, as well as mobile devices.

"The team that's remaking it, Replay Games, they had been fans of Journey. It's actually shocking that they would think to call me because they couldn't be more opposite of each other," added Wintory.

He says it's "like a fantasy to work on a game like that," but acknowledges the distinct change of tone. Prior work in film has had him write "sexy music" before, he said, and Replay Games 'made sure' he was at ease with the "seedy, back alley kind of stuff" before offering him the job.

The remake is slated for release in Q1 2013.