Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a very exciting-looking game. It’s going to be in a completely new setting for the franchise, and introduce some brand new elements to gameplay that haven’t really been explored in much depth before. Now, we also know that one of the best composers in Assassin’s Creed history is also going to be working on the game, Jesper Kyd.
Jesper Kyd composed the soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations. Each of these games, the Ezio trilogy, had fantastic soundtracks that, in their own way, made each of these games a little better. I know that I enjoyed the soundtrack of Revelations much more than either of the other two games, and often just ran around as Ezio to try and trigger different songs so that I could listen to them.
Now, thanks to Windows Central, we know that Kyd is returning to compose the soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, alongside the talent of Einar Selvik and Sarah Schachner. Schachner worked on the soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Origins, another epic score in the franchise, and Selvik actually worked on the music for the TV show Vikings. I can’t imagine a better group of people to work on the soundtrack for a viking game set in the Assassin’s Creed universe, this really is the Avengers equivalent.
This is all we know about the soundtrack for now, and I think that’s really enough. If you go back and listen to the music in both of the trailers for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla so far, you’ll notice the music definitely has a viking feel to it. Voices sound like they’ll be a big part of the score for this latest game, truly deep and visceral noises that will add to the roars of viking warriors as they rip through the Saxons in battle, or vice versa.
We may get to know more about the soundtrack for the game at Ubisoft Forward, the publisher’s digital event that will take place later this year on July 12. The event is going to be completely Ubisoft focussed, so hopefully we’ll get a lot of information about this, and a few other upcoming games from the company.