Independent Swedish developer Fatshark has announced that BAFTA award-winning composer Jesper Kyd has returned to create the soundtrack and music for the studio’s upcoming Warhammer: End Times Vermintide 2 game, scheduled for release on PC and consoles in early 2018.
Both Warhammer: End Times Vermintide series titles are co-operative action first person shooters and melee combat adventures set in the “End Times” of the iconic Warhammer fantasy universe from UK-based Games Workshop. Vermintide 2 introduces the dark, bloody and twisted Norse tribe “Chaos” as an enemy faction.
Kyd is renowned for creating unique scores with a diverse array of live instrumentation and manipulated sounds. His immersive soundtracks feature a mix of styles ranging from the iconic orchestral/electronic hybrid scores for the Hitman series (awarded a BAFTA for “Original Music”) and the anthemic choral score for Freedom Fighters, to his four evocative scores for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series and the post-apocalyptic/sci-fi themes of the Borderlands series.
A sneak preview of Kyd’s score is presented in the reveal trailer for Vermintide 2:
Learn more about Warhammer: End Times Vermintide 2 at vermintide.com.
Headquartered in Stockholm and established in 2004, independent developer Fatshark is comprised of a team of 50+ experienced games developers, who strive to create compelling interactive experiences. The team have previously developed titles including Lead and Gold, Krater and War of the Roses.
Learn more about the developer at www.fatsharkgames.com.
About Games Workshop
Games Workshop Group PLC is based in Nottingham, UK. Games Workshop designs, manufactures, retails and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and model kits through more than 400 of its own hobby centres, the Internet and independent retail channels in over 50 countries worldwide.