Jesper Kyd has been announced as the composer for Assassin’s Creed.
Kyd has brought home a British Academy Award and is no stranger to video game tunes – the man is responsible for the music in games like Kane & Lynch, Unreal Tournament III, the Hitman series, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, just to name a few.
Ubisoft feels that they’ve definitely found the right man to work on the musical side of Assassin’s Creed. “The combination of epic orchestral compositions with acoustic, percussion and vocal performances delivers a deeply spiritual aesthetic with Hollywood flair.”
Jade Raymond, producer of Assassin’s Creed: “We listened to many composers before finding the right person for Assassin’s Creed. Jesper Kyd turned out to be the perfect match for the title because he is able to create epic historical pieces fused with both traditional medieval instruments and modern synth sounds. For Assassin’s Creed we wanted the score to capture the gruesome atmosphere of medieval warfare but also be edgy and contemporary. Jesper not only achieved this balance but also underlined the changes in gameplay and pacing in a way that immerses the player even further into the Assassin’s Creed experience.”
Jesper Kyd: “I was inspired by the deep and engaging world of Assassin’s Creed and working with the visionary team at Ubisoft Montreal was a fantastic experience. It was truly refreshing to be given so much creative freedom for such a high-profile blockbuster title and I believe we took it to the max.”
Assassin’s Creed will hit the streets next month for Xbox360 and PlayStation3.
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