Fatshark has announced that famed Danish composer Jesper Kyd is returning to compose the soundtrack for Vermintide 2. This isn't too surprising considering Kyd scored the original Vermintide, but it's good to know he's back in the saddle for the sequel. Kyd is known for bringing his distinctive sound to State of Decay, Borderlands and the Assassin's Creed series, and on Vermintide 2 he's using a Norse influence for the new Chaos Viking enemy faction. You can check out one of his tracks for the game below.
Jesper Kyd Scores Warhammer: Vermintide 2
Danish Composer embraces Viking roots for atmospheric tribal soundtrack
Stockholm, Sweden (January 18, 2018) – Independent Swedish developer Fatshark today revealed that BAFTA award-winning Danish composer Jesper Kyd (www.jesperkyd.com) is returning to compose an original soundtrack for the sequel to the first-person melee/shooter Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide, based on Games Workshop’s popular Warhammer Fantasy Battles world. Vermintide 2 introduces the dark, bloody and twisted Norse tribe ‘Chaos’ as an enemy faction and is headed to PC and consoles in early 2018.
Inspired by Norse mythology, Jesper Kyd’s original score for Vermintide 2 explores ancient tribal music and dark magic fantasy elements as well as evolving the raw acoustic soundscape he developed for the first game. Kyd channels his Scandinavian roots, blending Viking and Norse-inspired vocals, ritualistic percussion styles and new custom-made instruments built specifically for Vermintide 2, to create another unique soundtrack experience.
Listen to 3 of the upcoming songs for Vermintide 2 here:
Enter the War Camp: https://youtu.be/aSRYDKp3hrw
Norsca Chaos: https://youtu.be/iIydTFD_gXQ
Troll Fight: https://youtu.be/xq6SnN_n0GY
Developed by independent games studio Fatshark in Sweden, Vermintide 2 is a visually stunning and groundbreaking melee action game pushing the boundaries of the first person co-op genre. For more information visit www.vermintide.com.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and established in 2004 independent developer Fatshark is comprised of a team of over 60 experienced games developers, who strive to create compelling interactive experiences. Apart from Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, the team has previously developed titles including Lead and Gold, Krater and War of the Roses. For more information, visit www.fatsharkgames.com.
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