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Game Makers Podcast – Jesper Kyd on the Music of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd, one of the three composers who worked on the soundtrack of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, appears on two new episodes of Ubisoft’s Game Makers podcast to talk about his creative process. This is a return to the series for Kyd, who composed the music for the first four games in the franchise, and is well known for having created one of Assassin’s Creed’s most iconic tracks, “Ezio’s Family.”

During the podcast episodes, Kyd tells us more about his approach to creating Viking-themed music for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. He guides us along his creative process for two tracks: “Kingdom of Wessex,” which is influenced by the game’s setting in England; as well as his reimagined, Viking version of “Ezio’s Family.”

For Kyd, using intertwined male and female voices in this track was a way to represent the duality of the Viking and Anglo-Saxon cultures meeting in the game. It also mirrors the possibility of playing the game as a female and male version of the main character, Eivor.

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Feb 09, 2021 at 04:32

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