Ubisoft has done something different today, and it comes in the form of an unexpected new trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. While the video has quite a bit of nice cinematic story footage to look at, it’s billed as being the game’s soundtrack trailer, which is something you don’t normally see.
“We wanted the atmosphere of the theme to instantly transport the listener to another time and place, filled with mystery and uncertainty,” said composer Sarah Schachner. “There are Norse instruments, but they are used in a more modern way. The theme represents Eivor’s journey as well as the Vikings’ hope for a better life as they move further south into the Anglo-Saxon regions.”
This trailer’s release coincides with a seven song EP, called Raven’s Song, which appeared on both Spotify and iTunes. It’s available for streaming or purchase.
You can see the track list below:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Main Theme (feat. Einar Selvik) – Sarah Schachner, Jesper Kyd
- Son of Fjord – Jesper Kyd
- Asgard – Hall of the Aesir (feat. Einar Selvik) – Sarah Schachner
- Hausbrjótr – Skullcrusher – Einar Selvik
- Odin’s Plunder – Sarah Schachner
- The Well of Wyrd – Jesper Kyd
- Vígahugr – Lust for Battle (Skaldic Version) – Einar Selvik
“We wanted to evoke Eivor’s journey, what drives them and the bond they have with their family,” Jepser Kyd added. “Eivor is searching for something and this longing to find it and resolve it is a key element reflected in the melody and mood.”
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will bring Norse mythology to the series on November 17th. It will first release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but will later launch alongside the two new consoles. At least, that’s how it seems. If the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X do release before (or on) November 17th, then every version could theoretically debut on that very same day. We simply don’t know.
The nice thing is that upgrades will be free.