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 Posted:   Oct 20, 2016 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Just listen to the gorgeous score in this gameplay trailer.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2016 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   Johnny   (Member)

You can listen to a little bit of music on the game's website:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/zelda/sound/bgm.mp3

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2016 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

There's lots of great video game music out there. Maybe the labels could look into releasing more of these if they're struggling to find many decent film scores left to release. Possibly also a different customer base to market them to?

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2016 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Some new music in this latest trailer.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2016 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Music is pretty good, though I didn't hear any themes up there with the classic Zelda themes of old. Also, the greens they use for the trees and bushes are too fake looking and lose any sense of realism they are going for with the larger world.

 
 Posted:   Jan 5, 2017 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Composer revealed:

http://www.vgmonline.net/lead-composer-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-revealed/

Later this year, Nintendo will release the open-world adventure The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for its Wii U and Switch consoles. The main theme from the game was performed at the The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary Concert in four cities in Japan last year. The concert program revealed that Manaka Kataoka composed the music.

Manaka Kataoka (née Tominaga) has worked at Nintendo EPD (formerly Nintendo EAD) for the last decade. During this time, she has contributed to a wide range of titles, including Wii Fit, Spirit Tracks, but is best known for leading the composition of the Animal Crossing titles New Leaf and City Folk.

Given the scale of Breath of the Wild, it’s anticipated that other composers will also contribute to the soundtrack. However, gameplay videos indicate that the music integration for the title has taken a different approach from most Zelda titles and music will be used relatively sparingly during the field scenes.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2017 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

Is Koji not doing any music for this one? That would be the first time since Zelda II that that has happened.

 
 Posted:   Jan 6, 2017 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Is Koji not doing any music for this one? That would be the first time since Zelda II that that has happened.

He will be credited to some degree as some of his themes are sure to show up in the score. Looking at Twilight Princess for example most of the music was done by Toru Minegishi and Asuka Ohta. Windwaker was mostly done by Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi.

big grin

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)




24 Track OST coming with Collector's Edition
http://www.vgmonline.net/soundtrack-available-with-breath-of-the-wild-master-edition/

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Looks like Europe's version will come in a Jewel Case smile vs carboard sleeve for North America.


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Johnny   (Member)

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/zelda/sound/movie.mp3

Full trailer music, for those interested.
An older trailer, not the brand new one.

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2017 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Will be picking this up tomorrow big grin.

http://vgmdb.net/album/64693

01 Main Theme 1:58
02 Field (Day) 2:45
03 Battle (Field) 2:02
04 Shrine 4:04
05 Battle (Shrine) 1:30
06 Riding (Day) 1:53
07 Riding (Night) 1:52
08 The Temple of Time 2:00
09 Guardian Battle 2:10
10 Talus Battle 1:57
11 Hinox Battle 3:37
12 Stables 2:24
13 Kass' Theme 1:10
14 Kakariko Village (Day) 3:52
15 Kakariko Village (Night) 4:32
16 Rito Village (Day) 3:48
17 Rito Village (Night) 4:41
18 Goron City (Day) 2:54
19 Goron City (Night) 3:33
20 Zora's Domain (Day) 3:42
21 Zora's Domain (Night) 4:38
22 Gerudo Town (Day) 2:42
23 Gerudo Town (Night) 3:23
24 Main Theme (Live) 2:09
Disc length 69:16

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2017 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

The soundtrack that comes with the game is quite disappointing. I don't generally enjoy listening to the actual Zelda soundtracks all that much but this one is really bland. Go listen to the 30th Anniversary concert instead.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2017 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I've been playing the Wii U game (well, back and forth with my daughter) for the past few days and really enjoying it. I love the open world and how you can explore without time constraints. I was initially surprised at how sparsely scored it is, but I soon came to appreciate that approach for a game in which you can traverse a vast open landscape for hours on end.

As for the music, I was elated to finally hear a rendition of the original Zelda theme (a slow, majestic orchestral arrangement no less) during a cut scene a few hours into the game. I received the Nintendo Sound Selection CD release in the mail today and was disappointed that that track isn't on there. In fact, at first listen, I was underwhelmed with the album as a whole even though I liked what little music I'd heard so far in the game.

Then my daughter and I played the game for a couple of hours this evening, she went to bed, and I put on the CD again. Totally different impression this time. I'm hearing all kinds of different themes and variations and appreciating the thoughtful orchestrations. For fans of the game, the series and its music, Kataoka's score is definitely worth a few listens.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2017 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I've been playing the Wii U game (well, back and forth with my daughter) over the past few days and really enjoying it. I love the open world and how you can explore without time constraints. I was initially surprised at how sparsely scored it is, but I soon came to appreciate that approach for a game in which you can traverse a vast open landscape for hours on end. I was elated, however, to finally hear a rendition of the original Zelda theme (a slow, majestic "orchestral" arrangement no less) during a cut scene a few hours into the game. Incidentally, I received the Nintendo Sound Selection CD release in the mail today. and lo and behold, that track isn't on there, but at least there's a brief, romantic, solo violin version of the theme in the track "Riding (Night)". At first listen, I was underwhelmed with the album as a whole, even though I really like what little of Kataoka's music I've heard in the game so far.

Then my daughter and I played the game for a couple of hours this evening, she went to bed, and I put on the CD again. Totally different impression this time. I'm hearing all kinds of different themes and variations and appreciating the thoughtful orchestrations. For fans of the game, the series and its music, the Sound Selection album is definitely worth a few listens. I'm looking forward to discovering more of the score as the game unfolds and will gladly purchase an expanded multi-CD release if there's enough additional music to warrant it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2017 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I did review the album recently, it's still getting a lot of play.

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-sound-selection-review/

The music offers subtle hints at themes of Zelda games past - the music gives the listener hints that the "Zelda" areas and environments are there, much like Link in the game without any memories - some things seem familiar, but they become apparent later on. I am still not that far in the game, but I am really enjoying it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2017 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Just saw this on twitter. big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2017 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

The game is incredible.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2017 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Glissolia   (Member)

The soundtrack that comes with the game is quite disappointing. I don't generally enjoy listening to the actual Zelda soundtracks all that much but this one is really bland. Go listen to the 30th Anniversary concert instead.

It's a poor selection, as there are so many good tracks missing. There's about five more discs worth of music missing from the commercial release. It's definitely a more minimalistic score than previous Zelda entires but it's exactly what the open-world format needs.

If you ride a horse long enough, you'll hear the Zelda theme kick in after a little while, too smile

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/03/the-genius-behind-breath-of-the-wilds-music/

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2017 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

The music in the game ended up growing on me. I still think the overworld could have used more continuous music instead of the plinky, plonky piano that we ended up getting. The sound selection CD is a poor representation of the score in general. Most of the highlights are left out (especially "Hyrule Castle").

 
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