Independent developer Fatshark has announced that BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd will provide the soundtrack and music for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, a co-operative action first person shooter and melee combat adventure set in the End Times of the Warhammer Fantasy universe.
Kyd is known for his work on four scores for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series, his sci-fi themes on the Borderlands series as well as his soundtracks for the Hitman games. My personal favorite work of his was his score for Darksiders II. Epic stuff.
“When we first began the search for a composer for Vermintide, Jesper Kyd was a name that kept coming up again and again – his iconic atmospheric compositions have become a benchmark in what can be achieved in video game music,” said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “We could not be more excited about what he has in store for Vermintide.”
“Working with indie developer Fatshark was one of those crazy challenges that rarely comes along,” said Jesper Kyd, “They wanted a score from the perspective of the Skaven inhabiting the Warhammer universe. Writing this score has been a bit like joining the Skaven clan and giving them a voice – it’s been great, twisted fun.”
Vermintide is scheduled for release in the second half of 2015, for Windows PC, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
For more information on Vermintide, you can check out the game’s official website.