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Zelda Skyward Sword will feature an Orchestrated Soundtrack
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June 02, 2011, 17:45:22
Yes, this qualifies as news. Most definitely. The game is confirmed to have orchestral music from Mahito Yokota.


Two words: Hell. Yes.

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Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 17:47:04
Best news I've heard about SS in a long time. Maybe ever. Galaxy 1 and 2's soundtracks are phenomenal, possibly BOTH ranking in my top 3 game soundtracks ever! They have the perfect blend of compositional quality, raw emotion, and instrumental quality, and hearing that mix of sound for a Zelda soundtrack will be the Best Thing Ever.

Hype for SS doubled.

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 17:56:24
Absolutely amazing news. Knowing the big N I assumed they'd just MIDI it again.

Also, I agree: Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 have soundtracks of yumminess (including the MIDI stuff).

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 19:12:01
I'll have to wait til Stream to play it since I just sold my Wii but really awesome news

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 20:44:45

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 20:47:07
Huh. It will be interesting to hear his take on Zelda music. Looks like he is being groomed to be Koji Kondo's successor in a lot of ways.

I hope there are some Kondo compositions in the game as well.

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 21:00:09

I was happy when Miyamoto said it last year, but that was hardly a confirmation (it seemed more like an on-the-spot "sure why not").
This is more concrete, and I cannot wait to hear even a taste next week.

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 21:55:10
Glad to hear this, now we wait and see what the musical goodies will be like.

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 22:46:06
Thank god! There better be! Maybe even better news that Mahito Yokota is behind it. Him and Kondo seem to understand that orchestration means nothing when it isn't backed with a quality, memorable composition.

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 23:28:35  - Edited by 
 on: 06/02/11, 23:29:54
Good news. Kind of expected at this point, but then again, Nintendo rarely does the expected.

Still no voice acting. Not that I care.

Posted by 
 on: 06/02/11, 23:32:18
I thought it was just one track? And probably the one we've heard in the trailers already...

Edit: Nevermind, I got this confused with Zelda OOT 3D. K this is good news to get a confirmation. Hopefully the music ends up being as good as SMG cuz what I've heard so far sounds kinda meh.

Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 00:11:17  - Edited by 
 on: 06/03/11, 00:13:33
@carlosrox Are you referring to the Zelda theme backwards composition? I thought it actually worked surprisingly well, and can't wait to hear it intertwined throughout the game's compositions.

Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 00:42:01
Hey, fantastic news! Agree with TriforceBun about how much orchestration was appreciated in the Galaxy games.

Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 00:45:06
Music means so much to me within games, especially adventure games!

Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 00:52:34
After ZREO has shown me how amazing Zelda music orchestrated is (especially soon when they have a TRUE orchestra doing the Twilight Princess soundtrack), PLUS how Mario Galaxy showed us it's amazing quality.... YES YES YES!

Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 01:01:50
That's excellent! Now let's hope the actual compositions are up to stuff too...I thought TP had a highly unmemorable soundtrack and the DS games even less so.

Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 01:02:11
Great to hear more good music is on the way

Posted by 
 on: 06/03/11, 01:04:56
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