Exclusive First Look At Two New Assassin's Creed Valhalla Soundtracks Coming Soon
The music of Assassin's Creed Valhalla was nothing short of stunning and now there is even more to enjoy with two new soundtracks from musical geniuses Jesper Kyd and Sarah Schachner. With a total of 61 new tracks to enjoy between the two options alongside new art as well, the audio stylings of Valhalla are far from done offering up new surprises.
There are two new options to enjoy: Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Sons of the Great North by Jesper Kyd and Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Twilight of the Gods. Interested in learning more? Here's what you need to know about each as well as an exclusive first look at two of the new tracks with Kyd's Nightfall in Wessex track and Schachner's Voices of Fornburg right here at Game Informer.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Sons of the Great North
Sons of the Great North by Jesper Kyd offers almost a full two and a half more hours of musical tracks to enjoy. The BAFTA Award-winning artist has impressive credits to his name, including the phenomenal Ezio trilogy and the original Assassin's Creed game, so the additional tracks to enjoy will feel new and beautifully familiar at the same time. Kyd has also worked on a plethora of other gaming adventures including Borderlands, Darksiders, Hitman, State of Decay, and more.
"I'm excited to present the full score of my music for Assassin's Creed Valhalla," Kyd tells us. "The album Sons of the Great North includes 29 previously unreleased tracks with almost 2 ½ hours of music. My score reflects the brutality of the era infused with the spirituality of Norse mythology. The vast outdoor natural environments are supported by authentic live instruments, mixed with a modern electronic approach which gives the score a unique sound, an Animus-infused take on the Viking sound."
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Twilight of the Gods
Twilight of the Gods by Sarah Schachner offers 32 extra tracks in addition to her previous work on the original game soundtrack. Schachner has an incredible talent within TV, movies, and games with previous work heard in Assassin's Creed: Unity, Origins, Anthem, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as well as other media such as The Lazarus Effect.
"Twilight of the Gods is my full collection of Valhalla music that will take you from the fjords of Norway, through the hillsides of England, and everywhere in between," she tells us. "My score represents the blending of Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon cultures, with hints of Norse mythology woven throughout. I wanted to create a deep and emotional backdrop for Eivor's Journey, and I truly enjoyed immersing myself in the history and learning new instruments along the way."
Exclusive first look at two new tracks!
As a special tease for what's ahead, Game Informer has two exclusive new tracks you can listen to and enjoy right now! First, we have Kyd's Nightfall of Wessex track:
And Schachner's Voices of Fornburg's haunting melody in the video below:
Both sountracks will be available digitally via Spotify on January 29! You can pre-save your soundtrack of choice with Jesper Kyd's right here and Sarah Schachner's here. As for the game itself, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is available now. To learn more about the Viking adventure, check out our full review here to see what we thought about the latest journey into the world of Assassin's Creed. Feel free to also drop down into the comment section below and tell us what you think about the two new tracks heard above!