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Deathloop's brilliant Bond-style theme is now on Spotify

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Last week Arkane Lyon released a trailer for Deathloop (opens in new tab) that was simply a cut above the usual. The game itself looks potentially incredible (opens in new tab), but what put this over the edge was the theme song Déjà Vu. Composed and performed by Sencit Music and the artist FJØRA, the tune is a conscious Bond homage as well as the perfect accompaniment to the game's retro-futurist aesthetics.

Déjà Vu has now popped up on Spotify (opens in new tab) for your listening pleasure, and sticking it on just now also has me wondering whether Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater's own Bond tribute was as big an inspiration as the originals. Film and game music is Sencit's speciality (opens in new tab), and no wonder. Deathloop's initial announce didn't really pull me in but, after the above, I was pretty much sold.

I mean, if you'll forgive dragging another movie in here, Groundhog Day with assassins is just a great pitch (opens in new tab). Deathloop is set to come out on May 21, and will be available on Steam (opens in new tab) and Bethesda.net (opens in new tab).

Rich is a games journalist with 15 years' experience, beginning his career on Edge magazine before working for a wide range of outlets, including Ars Technica, Eurogamer, GamesRadar+, Gamespot, the Guardian, IGN, the New Statesman, Polygon, and Vice. He was the editor of Kotaku UK, the UK arm of Kotaku, for three years before joining PC Gamer. He is the author of a Brief History of Video Games, a full history of the medium, which the Midwest Book Review described as "[a] must-read for serious minded game historians and curious video game connoisseurs alike."