Darksiders II Soundtrack by Award-Winning Composer of Assassin’s Creed and Hitman
It looks like Death’s upcoming adventure, arriving this Summer, just got a whole lot more epic with the recent news of Danish composer Jesper Kyd coming on board. Kyd is responsible for memorable music scores in hit franchises such as the Assassin’s Creed and Hitman series. Developer THQ says to expect the final release to contain dark, ethereal themes combined with melodic fantasy. It will be exciting to hear what emotional and captivating score Jason Kyd has created once the game becomes available on June 26th, 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Press release after the jump:
BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd, renowned for his iconic musical scores in the Assassin’s Creed and Hitman series, has crafted a thrilling original score for DARKSIDERS® II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed action/adventure title developed by THQ’s in-house studio Vigil Games™. Kyd’s emotionally dynamic score for DARKSIDERS II combines dark ethereal themes and melodic fantasy that enrich the player’s cinematic journey through each of the game’s unique realms.
Jesper Kyd commented, “DARKSIDERS II is an awesome game and one of the most fun and creatively satisfying projects I have scored. I had a blast working with the team at Vigil.”
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Jesper,” said Jeremy Robins, Audio Director at Vigil Games. “He’s an extremely talented composer and an avid gamer, who not only created an amazing soundtrack for DARKSIDERS II, but intuitively knew how to cater each composition to achieve maximum musical impact for players.”
Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.
Darksiders II is scheduled to be available for console and PC on 26th June, 2012.
For more information on DARKSIDERS II visit www.darksiders.com.
For more information on Jesper Kyd visit www.jesperkyd.com.