The composer for Fallout 3 has just been announced, and it’s none other than Inon Zur.

Uh, who? While he might not be a household name, his latest work was for Crysis, and won him pretty much universal acclaim. The guy’s no stranger to the game industry, either, as he’s worked on all sorts of games and franchises like Company of Heroes, Prince of Persia, and Fallout Tactics (although a few of you purists might groan at that)… and a whole lot of Power Rangers episodes.

“Fallout 3 is one of the most engaging and demanding projects I’ve scored,” said Inon Zur.  “It was very rewarding to put all my creative energy into supporting Bethesda’s vision for the game. I’m very proud of the outcome, and look forward to sharing the music with the players.”

“We’ve wanted to work with Inon for a long time,” said Todd Howard executive producer of Fallout 3. “He brings so much to the table, in terms of his talent, background, and the music that’s influenced him. He’s created a score that has epic sweep; from the lonely ambience of the wasteland to dramatic fights for survival.”

The official Fallout 3 site has up three tracks up- the main theme, and what seems like two themes from various locations. Have to say, I dig what I hear. The music has a very empty, lonely quality to it… almost like a western, which is perfect for the post-apocalyptic landscape it will fill. The main theme sounds like a bit of a mashup of the themes of Crysis and Prey, which ain’t bad at all… powerful and pumping.

And the wait for Fallout 3‘s release gets longer still…