The Assassin’s Creed franchise is awesome in quite a lot of ways. One of them is, of course, the sublime score; masterfully brought to life by award-winning composer Jesper Kyd. Kyd is set to deliver another recreation of Renaissance Italy, this time in the form of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, the latest iteration of the franchise, set to release on November 16th, 2010, for both Xbox 360 and PlaySation 3. Let’s just say that if the past two games (also scored by Kyd) are any indication, we’re in for some fantastic musical experience.
“Researching the history of the Borgia Family it became clear early on that Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood would require a very dark score in order to match the Borgias’ aspirations to become the rulers of Italy. The music reflects the compelling story of Ezio as a Master Assassin going up against the Borgias,” said Kyd.
Assassin’s Creed 2‘s score continues to be one of the finest pieces of videogame soundtracks, receiving top honors such as a Gold Spirit Award (Best Original Music) and a Hollywood Music in Media Award, among many others. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is “inspired by historical events during the occupation of Rome by The Borgias in 1503”, putting Ezio Auditore de Firenze as a Master Assassin in command of a group of fellow assassins, while featuring a new multiplayer component to complement the critically acclaimed gameplay.