Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Original Soundtrack
Lakeshore Records in partnership with Ubisoft are set to release the official soundtrack to the highly anticipated next installment of the blocksbuster Assassin’s Creed® franchise, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The 47-track album features over 120 minutes of music by Jesper Kyd—the BAFTA Award-winning Danish composer whose storied career has been linked with Assassin’s Creed from the beginning; Sarah Schachner, the highly lauded game and film composer who created the score to Assassin’s Creed Origins and took it to new heights, and Norwegian musician Einar Selvik, who specializes in ancient Nordic music and spearheads the renowned folk/world band Wardruna, provides the evocative and striking songs.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla—Original Game Soundtrack will be released digitally on November 13. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release worldwide on November 10, 2020 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, as well as on UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service and Stadia. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release on PlayStation®5 alongside the launch of the console from November 12th, 2020. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will launch on Amazon Luna alongside the launch of the Ubisoft channel.
In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players can take advantage of new features inspired by the Viking Culture, including raids, assaults, growing their settlement, building their power and expanding their influence. Players must carve out a new future for their clan, reliving the ruthless fighting style of Viking warriors with a renewed combat system that includes the ability to dual-wield weapons against a greater variety of enemies than ever before.
Says Kyd: “For Valhalla, my approach was to write music that felt realistic and authentic to the Viking era while letting modern elements of the Animus infiltrate the score, blending the music into something new, yet uniquely Assassin’s Creed in its sound. I also allowed for a lot of air and space in the live recordings to emulate instruments being recorded outside among the forests and fjords.”
“’Silent Ambush’ plays once you get close to your main target,” Kyd explains. “I wanted to evoke a calm, almost Zen-like feeling, providing a stark contrast and counterpoint to the intensity of nearly completing a mission. My goal for this music is to inspire a more stealthy approach; I call this ‘interior mindset’ music. It’s an immersive style I have previously explored in my music and continue to evolve for scoring stealth gameplay. With a focus on stealth returning in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla I was delighted to have the opportunity to write this type of music for the Assassin’s Creed series again.”
Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/ACV-OST