This week, Ubisoft is celebrating the new theme for Assassin's Creed Valhalla with a brand new cinematic trailer for you to enjoy. The new main theme is basically a remix of the main theme, composed by Sarah Schachner and Jesper Kyd featuring Einar Selvik, and serves as the opening track to the release of The Ravens Saga EP, released digitally today by Lakeshore Records. In case you weren't aware of this album, it is the second seven-track EP taken from the official Assassin's Creed Valhalla soundtrack which features original compositions from Kyd and Schachner, and two original tracks by Selvik. The EP is now available to stream on Spotify and purchase on iTunes. Here's are some thoughts from the crew on the EP.
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."
As for the trailer, it follows Eivor, a fierce Viking raider, as she battles her way through King Aelfred's Saxon army. Which you may recognize as the first trailer we saw for it during Ubisoft's a number of weeks ago. It will give you a greater sense of feeling for the world this game is set in since you're taking yet another drastic departure away from where the last game was in Greece. Enjoy the trailer as Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be released on November 17th, 2020.