Time to rock out with your bassoon out

After stunning the world with the glorious soundtrack that was in Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Nintendo has decided that an awesome orchestrated soundtrack is needed for Zelda as well. Today comes the news that indeed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will have an orchestrated soundtrack. The news comes from the latest installment to the Iwata Asks series.

Yokota: Ive been steeped in The Legend of Zelda this past year.

Iwata: Stepped in Zelda?

Yokota: I only worked on The Legend of Zelda. Two games at the same time!

Iwata: Huh? Two at the same time? I didnt know that!

Yokota: One was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and the other is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Iwata: After development of Super Mario Galaxy 2 ended?

Yokota: Yes. Thats about the time. At the E3 last year, when we were going to exhibit The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the first time, we talked about using orchestral music. But (Shigeru) Miyamoto-san said it wasnt necessary.

Iwata: We were going to have attendees of last years E3 try out the new games operability, so he said orchestral music wasnt necessary right away.

Yokota: Right. Then, toward the end of summer break, they finally decided to put in orchestral music and I joined the development team.

Iwata: Youre sort of the orchestration director for the Legend of Zelda music, arent you?

Yokota: Yes. I was in charge of the orchestral songs for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as well.


Check out the latest Iwata Asks series which focuses on the music of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time here.

Source: Zelda Informer