Ubisoft confirmed today that Jesper Kyd will return to the Assassin’s Creed franchise with the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Jesper’s previous work in the series added a unique and historically involved sound to the likewise singular story.
Along with the Assassin’s Creed series, Jesper Kyd has composed the soundtracks to the Hitman games, even winning an award for the first with its notably film-score-like sound. While the main duties of composition fall on Kyd, the vocals for the main theme will come from contestants in Assassin’s Creed Idol, with final entries due by 8:00pm tonight.
The previous soundtracks in the series matched the games’ historical backgrounds. While Altair was sneaking around in the Middle East, the music gave us tones, scales, and instrumentation from the Middle East. When the assassins brought the series to Italy, the music likewise gained a Renaissance sound to match the time period and location.
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is due to be released on November 15th, and will reveal (hey, get it?) many unanswered questions. Armed with the weapons of Kyd’s musical prowess, Revelations is set to awe aurally for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
[Editor’s note: We have received word from Jesper Kyd’s spokesperson that Kyd and Lorne Balfe did not work together on composing the Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood soundtrack. Balfe composed the trailer, and Kyd composed the score. Balfe and Kyd are also working separately for Revelations. Piki Geek apologizes for the accidental confusion.]