Jesper Kyd is a video game music legend – he saw the birth of such series as Hitman, Assassin’s Creed, Borderlands or Gears of War. Although the first ‘garotte killer’ title came out nearly two decades ago, a prophecy about the Second Coming of the Messiah. The music from the first four Hitman games will be released on vinyl, entitled ‘Hitman: The Critical Collection’. All this through the alliance of iam8bit and IO Interactive.

Agent 47 is an important character in the Dane’s career.

The soundtracks from Codename 47, Silent Assassin, Contracts and Blood Money, hand-picked by the composer himself, will find their place on four vinyl discs. Lucky customers (only 2000 copies to be produced!) for the price of 100 dollars will be able to enjoy Kyd’s works in an excellent quality. Part of the release is the digital version of the collection, which is enhanced by tracks not present on the vinyls.

Agent 47 is an important character in the Dane’s career – he’s part of the first saga that connected Kyd’s name to the synonym of quality and gave him publicity. His music, being an extraordinary mix of electronic and classical tropes, remains a display of great craftsmanship and understanding of games’ needs. Perhaps it’s worth it to give this collection a shot? The makers are planning to start shipping in the last quarter of this year.


Marek Domagała

Electric guitar, cinema and as much Rocket League as possible. Loves synthesizers and wouldn't mind some good black metal either. Taking the first steps as a video game composer.