In order to celebrate the release of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's main music theme, Ubisoft decided to throw it onto the cinematic announce trailer, but not before they did a few key tweaks.
You may recall that the cinematic announce trailer featured a male Eivor, so Ubisoft decided to shake it up with the female lead this time. Other than that, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's trailer is pretty much the same.
Except, of course, for the music, and the team in charge of audio really seems to have enjoyed this one. They even added the family theme of the one and only Ezio Auditore, and we haven't had this many goosebumps in a while.
We actually couldn't help ourselves so we went to compare the two. And it's really a no brainer, as Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's new trailer made us completely forget there can be diplomatic solutions in the game. There shall be no diplomacy here.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla's main theme has been composed by Sarah Schachner and Jesper Kyd featuring Einar Selvik. It's an opening track to The Raven's Saga EP, the second seven-track EP from the game.
“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”, Schachner said.
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla launches on November 17, 2020, for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia, as well as next-gen consoles whenever they launch. And if Ubisoft do as good a job as their audio team - we might be looking at another AC classic.