Iwata Asks About the Music of Xenoblade Chronicles

Scoring an epic

Nintendo is localising Xenoblade Chronicles for Europe at least, and players anticipating the game's score might want to read the latest Iwata Asks about the game.

Producer Tetsuya Takahashi reveals the reasons behind asking renowned composer Yasunori Mitsuda to write the final track, but it's veteran game musician Yoko Shimomura who comes out with the best quote:

When I was learning piano as a student, I got hooked on Super Mario Bros. and really overdid it, playing it all night. I then went to an important piano lesson and my teacher asked me why I wasn’t able to move my hands...

Shimomura went on to arrange the soundtracks for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that playing Super Mario Bros. leads to Very Good Things.

You can listen to a few samples from the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtrack for a taste of what's to come when the game reaches Europe later this year.

[via nintendo.co.uk]