Assassin's Creed Valhalla announces musical score
Ubisoft has celebrated the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s main theme with a new version of its announcement cinematic trailer. Featuring a remix of the main theme, the trailer follows Eivor, a fierce Viking raider, as she battles her way through King Aelfred's Saxon army. Composed by Sarah Schachner and Jesper Kyd featuring Einar Selvik, the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla main theme will be the opening track to the “The Ravens Saga” EP.
“The Ravens Saga” is the second seven-track EP taken from the official Assassin’s Creed Valhalla soundtrack. Featuring original compositions from Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner, and two original tracks by Einar Selvik, the EP is now available to stream on Spotify and purchase on iTunes.
The full “The Ravens Saga” EP tracklist includes:
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
On composing the main theme, Sarah Schachner said that, “We wanted the atmosphere of the theme to instantly transport the listener to another time and place, filled with mystery and uncertainty. 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.” Jesper Kyd added, “We wanted to evoke Eivor's journey, what drives them and the bond they have with their family. Eivor is searching for something and this longing to find it and resolve it is a key element reflected in the melody and mood.”
Check out the latest trailer with the main theme below...