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  Award-Winning Composer Jesper Kyd to Soundtrack Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
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02/23/2015
 


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Stockholm, Sweden - February 23, 2015 – Independent developer Fatshark 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 iconic Warhammer Fantasy universe.  Vermintide is scheduled for release in the second half of 2015, for Windows PC, the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the [email protected] self-publishing program, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

A BAFTA award-winning composer, Jesper 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 (British Academy Award 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.

“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.”

In Vermintide , the city of Ubersreik is under siege as players select from a band of five heroes with different play-styles and abilities, all equipped with unique gear and personalities. Working together cooperatively, players must use their individual attributes to survive an apocalyptic invasion from hordes of relentless, power hungry Skaven, across a range of environments stretching from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

Vermintide is scheduled for release in the second half of 2015, for Windows PC, the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the [email protected] self-publishing program, and PlayStation®4  computer entertainment system.

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About Fatshark

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and established in 2004 independent developer Fatshark is comprised of a team of over 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. For more information, visit www.fatsharkgames.com

About Games Workshop ®

Games Workshop® Group PLC (LSE:GAW.L) 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 more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about Games Workshop can be found at www.games-workshop.com and further details about all of Games Workshop's licensees and their products are at licensing.games-workshop.com

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