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 Posted:   Feb 20, 2018 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Hardcore gamers may recall some of Mitsuda's prior works back to Chrono Trigger, Radical Dreamers, Chrono Cross, and Xenogears. It is so lovely to have Mitsuda back now for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 given the weak scores we had for Xenoblade Chronicles 1 and the spinoff game after that.

Mitsuda worked with the Kanagawa Philharmonic, the Bratislava Symphony Choir, and Procyon Studio Orchestra so the score has many lovely choral tracks, some intimate piano tracks, and big symphonic tracks. Of course Mitsuda also mixes in elements of rock in the score. This is one of the better video game scores to come out in the last few years.

An example of the choral parts can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5sh2VHCDnA

An example of the piano music can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2mGeiGhrpY

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2018 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I've only had a chance to listen to the 40min Sound Selection CD which is excellent. I really hope that this one gets a proper release like the previous two games.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2018 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

The soundtrack sampler that came with the collected edition is so good! I check the video game music forums everyday hoping to read about an official release. I really dig the variety of music on display with this OST and like the combination of orchestral and electronics.

Another good score by Mitsuda is VALKYRIA: Azure Revolution Original Soundtrack. You can purchase a physical OST online.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2018 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

It's excellent, although Mitsuda only wrote an hour and a half of it. The other six or so hours is contributed by ACE, Kenji Hiramatsu and Manami Kiyota. Still waiting for an official soundtrack release but given its size, that might not happen (at least on CD).

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2018 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I could see a release of most of the Mitsuda stuff and the highlights from the rest of it. Japanese companies have done many releases of huge six discs of music in the past.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2018 - 9:10 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

It's more likely it'll get a blu-ray release, like how all the FFXIV releases have been handled.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2018 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   cwtlead   (Member)

It's more likely it'll get a blu-ray release, like how all the FFXIV releases have been handled.

I really, really dislike releasing music on Blu-ray. I don’t have a way to get the music on my iTunes (Macs don’t read BD discs). Plus, I don’t use my Bluray player to listen to music. I hope this OST is released on cd.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

It's getting 3 releases on MAY 23, 2018:

1 USB version.
https://vgmdb.net/album/75750

1 Limited Special 6 CD version.
https://vgmdb.net/album/75751

1 Regular 5 CD version.
https://vgmdb.net/album/75752

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 12:58 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Huh, they actually did it. Definitely excited for this release.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

VGMO also offered some more detail. Also has a picture of the USB, and $USD price breakdown.

http://www.vgmonline.net/xenoblade-chronicles-2-to-receive-soundtrack/

 
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