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The music for Assassin's Creed has always managed to capture the attention of the gaming public at large. Why not? It's iconic, it's memorable, it's epic. Jesper Kyd really paved the way for everyone else who had to follow in his footsteps, especially after his incomparably legendary theme song for Ezio Auditore in Assassin's Creed II. Lorne Balfe took on the monumental task of having to follow behind Kyd, but Balfe managed to knock it out of the park with the emotionally driven Assassin's Creed III soundtrack. Since then Ubisoft has tried hard to follow-up each iteration of the series with a bigger and better and more memorable score. The latest entry in the long-running Assassin's Creed franchise dips into an almost primal energy with the theme song that was composed by the group The Flight, and you can listen to it right now.
The track was posted up over on Ubisoft Music Ubiloud channel, featuring the full theme song for Assassin's Creed: Odyssey called "Legend of the Eagle Bearer".
The track is composed by Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, The duo are known as The Flight, and their credentials on their official website consist of quite a few projects across television and original albums. However, they only have a few projects in the games arena, but they're all highly notable games that have gone on to garner lots of widespread public attention, including Alien: Isolation from Creative Assembly and Sega -- which was a great way to rebound the Alien franchise after Gearbox Software's Alien: Colonial Marines _-- and Guerrilla Games' award-winning post-apocalyptic open-world adventure game, _Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Horizon definitely had an awesome soundtrack... a few of those tracks really stood out, such as the "Meridian," "Aloy's Theme," and "Homecoming." The team also briefly worked on other projects such as LittleBigPlanet 3 for the PS3 from way back in the day.
Up next, they'll have the Assassin's Creed: Odyssey soundtrack under their belt. Surprisingly, though, this won't be the first time that Henson and Smith worked on an Assassin's Creed title. They actually contributed to the Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag soundtrack as well. However, they only scored the music for the multiplayer, while Brian Tyler did the main campaign soundtrack.
Even though Ubisoft experiments with different composers for each of the Assassin's Creed titles following Assassin's Creed: Revelations, there's usually some similitude in the way the melodies still simmer and sizzle around some of the core musical structures put into place by Jesper Kyd in the first two games. The inescapable mystique and intrigue surrounding some of the core themes that Kyd introduced usually manages to crop up every once in a while.
It will be interesting to note if The Flight will include any noticeable nods to Kyd's work in the Assassin's Creed: Odyssey soundtrack? I'm sure keen listeners will keep an ear out when the full soundtrack is made available along with the game when it releases later this year during the fall for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.