"What would Metroid's music sound like if it were performed by Vangelis?" This was the question that birthed a new 70 track, 5 disc album by retro gaming enthusiast, music creator and Nintendo Life contributor Gonçalo "Shiryu" Lopes.

Shiryu has created works based on franchises like F-Zero, Castlevania and Star Fox, and his latest album - Metroid Legacy: The Samus Aran Chronicles - will launch next week on Friday the 15th. You can check out some exclusive, pre-release samples below.

Metroid Legacy: The Samus Aran Chronicles - Red Soil

Metroid Legacy: The Samus Aran Chronicles - Reflections of the Past

If you like what you hear, then you can head over to Shiryu's Bandcamp on the 15th and purchase it, or you can stream it via his YouTube page. We don't know about you, but this is the perfect music to get you ready for the impending launch of Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS.