X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | 2:24 PM

Assassin's Creed: Music by Jesper Kyd

Assassin's Creed: Music by Jesper Kyd

Ubisoft officially announced a few minutes ago that Jesper Kyd was doing the soundtrack for Assassin's Creed, and released one music track for the game that you can now download.


Sample track
Download: MP3

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Commented on 2007-10-16 14:40:42
Jesper Kyd! :O

I bought Scorcher back in the day largely thanks to his soundtrack for it. He's a bit of a brilliant young man.
Commented on 2007-10-16 14:47:00
He also did a great job with the hitman series.
Commented on 2007-10-16 14:50:55
Nice music, definitely very appropriate for the time/place..
Commented on 2007-10-16 15:07:09
Thats my name woo! Except the kyd part :P

Love that guy!
Commented on 2007-10-16 15:10:42
I hate to be a party pooper but I knew he was doing the music since last year :D I love his work. the Hitman soundtracks are still one of the best out there!
Commented on 2007-10-16 15:12:06 In reply to Bakutheswede
Posted by Bakutheswede
He also did a great job with the hitman series.
With 2 anyway, I sort of thought it ran on fumes after that.

Freedom Fighters was eerily good though. I definitely prefer his music when he weaves in symphonic sounds to go with his characteristic, electronic melodies.
Commented on 2007-10-16 15:21:35 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
I hate to be a party pooper but I knew he was doing the music since last year :D I love his work. the Hitman soundtracks are still one of the best out there!
You aint alone on that one :D
I knew he was doing it, I even got like 3-4 promo samples from Assassins Creed by him.

Jesper Kyd isn't bad, as long as he doesn't do electronic kind of stuff, because it doesn't fit that much, maybe in that "futuristic" twist. but once in the crusaders it should be like alot of choir, orchestrals stuff, I was thinking something like Kingdom of Heaven, King Arthur, Gladiator type of scores.

but Jesper knows what he is doing, hell I even listen to his Hitman music now and then, very cool stuff.
Commented on 2007-10-16 15:29:23
I think a real asset of his is that he's putting electronic melodies into his orchestrated stuff too, retaining some personality. I know, the musicians job is to not make people notice the music and all that, but I think that's a load of bollocks. Good game music is a lot better than "good" movie soundtracks, because it's very much its own character.

It's become less so in recent years, most noticable in all the Final Fantasy games where it's all just *symphonic noise* compared to earlier entries. Part of this is because there are so many instruments and "ingredients" that the distinct melodies of old have been phased out, but that doesn't neccessarily have to be true and Jesper Kyd is part of the proof of that.
Commented on 2007-10-16 15:29:27
Jesper Kyd rocks
Love all Hitman music
THX, Blim
Commented on 2007-10-16 17:00:38
Nice.
Commented on 2007-10-16 17:04:21 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
Jesper Kyd! :O

I bought Scorcher back in the day largely thanks to his soundtrack for it. He's a bit of a brilliant young man.
interesting, I did the same thing. Was he also the one behind those other Scavenger titles like Amok, HardWired, RedZone and Batman & Robin (when they were called Clockwork Tortoise)?

I still listen to the intro sequence from Batman & Robin from time to time ... soooooo genius
Commented on 2007-10-16 17:11:22
Very nice indeed great move.
Commented on 2007-10-16 17:47:01 In reply to SimonM7
Whoa he did Freedom Fighters? That was a GREAT soundtrack.
Commented on 2007-10-16 18:20:16
since we are talking about AC right now - does anyone know what track it was that Ubisoft used for the E3 trailer this year? I really love that song ;))
Commented on 2007-10-16 19:11:23
You mean Lonely Soul by Unkle I guess? Got all 3 albums and they're all great!
Commented on 2007-10-16 19:28:28 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
You mean Lonely Soul by Unkle I guess? Got all 3 albums and they're all great!
Not finding that on any searches.
Commented on 2007-10-16 19:39:07
Well thats was sudden and really awesome :)
Commented on 2007-10-16 19:51:50 In reply to INDIGO
Posted by INDIGO
Not finding that on any searches.
Bad source then :P
http://www.evertube.com/videos/watch/__r0gwxzeVE/u...

Your welcome.
Commented on 2007-10-16 20:17:18
So has the problem with the size of the dvd been solved yet?
Commented on 2007-10-16 20:39:35
Sorry, somehow I had read "Unkle" as "Unlike"... :*

Thanks.
Commented on 2007-10-16 21:00:17
Nice. Hes done so many great soundtracks for games that we can now be sure that AC will have some great atmospheric music.
Commented on 2007-10-16 21:37:50
I love this music!

It feels so great for the game :D

Cant wait for this game :)
Just hope the *sci fi* twist doesnt ruin the Medieval environment :)
Commented on 2007-10-16 22:20:21 In reply to Viginti_Tres
Posted by Viginti_Tres
You mean Lonely Soul by Unkle I guess? Got all 3 albums and they're all great!
many thx!
Commented on 2007-10-17 00:06:42
I've always loved his music in the Hitman games, always perfect. I was on the fence about this game but the music seals the deal. Im in.
Commented on 2007-10-17 00:35:58
one of the best music author in industry IMO sweet news:D
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