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News: Time to Rock Out With Some Chiptunes, Thanks to Diad

Time to Rock Out With Some Chiptunes, Thanks to Diad

Could have been called "Super Mosh Bros."

Occasionally we like to direct your attention to some awesome music or videos that we come across, and today we bring you a rock chip-tune album called Diad. As that description suggests, this seven track album aims to produce 8-bit chiptunes that, given the right instrumentation, could very easily be...

News: Fan-Made Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker Remix Album Coming Soon

Fan-Made Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker Remix Album Coming Soon

"On the Breath of the Wind" releasing later this year

It's amazing to think that The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is ten years old — here at Nintendo Life Towers we still vividly recall seeing those lush cel-shaded visuals for the first time and being totally enraptured by the gameplay. To mark the occasion, a fan album is being produced which...

News: Chiptune Album World 1-2 Now Available To Download

Chiptune Album World 1-2 Now Available To Download

Music to our ears

Koopa Soundworks has released its digital album World 1-2 today featuring some of the best retro-style chiptune music you'll ever have the pleasure of hearing. The album is a collaboration that includes some of the biggest names from major gaming franchises and is being distributed via GameChops. One of the most recognisable names...

News: Grant Kirkhope's Perfect Dark Soundtrack Blasts Onto Bandcamp

Grant Kirkhope's Perfect Dark Soundtrack Blasts Onto Bandcamp

The sweet beats

When we think back to iconic Rare shooters that helped to redefine the genre on the Nintendo 64, minds often drift to GoldenEye 007. That has a strong case as a trailblazer, but if you're looking for the best Rare title in that genre from the 64-bit beast, plenty of loyal fans will very enthusiastically and loudly point you towards...

News: Harmony of Heroes, A Smash Bros. Fan Album, is Set to Arrive in 2014

Harmony of Heroes, A Smash Bros. Fan Album, is Set to Arrive in 2014

From the team that produced the Harmony of a Hunter Metroid albums

Shinesparkers is a Metroid fan-site and collective of music lovers that brought us some terrific — and free — Metroid music in the past couple of years. Harmony of a Hunter was followed by Harmony of a Hunter 101% Run, both of which we discussed with the team way back in April...

News: World 1-2 is an Upcoming Chiptune Album With Serious Pedigree

World 1-2 is an Upcoming Chiptune Album With Serious Pedigree

Chiptune arrangers team up with famous composers

As we all know here on Nintendo Life, video game culture isn't just about playing a game and pushing buttons, but about a wider community and other ways of sharing our passion. Whether that's dressing up for expos, writing, making videos or working on music soundtracks, there's more to this hobby than...

News: Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

Mega Man Soundtracks Released on U.S. Capcom Store

If you're in Europe, tough

The Mega Man franchise is currently indulging in its 25th Anniversary celebrations with various goodies though yes, we know, no full game to date. For fans of the series, however, recent months have given a good opportunity to buy assorted trinkets to celebrate, with Capcom also gradually bringing the first six NES...

News: Zelda Symphony Returning To Los Angeles During E3 2013

Zelda Symphony Returning To Los Angeles During E3 2013

Da da da daaaaaaaaa

It's been almost two years since something beautiful and magical happened during Nintendo's E3 press conference in June 2011 - the company opened the presentation with a spectacular orchestra, displaying tunes from The Legend of Zelda's impressive musical catalogue. The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses - under Irish...

News: KORG M01D Music Workstation Hitting 3DS eShop This Summer

KORG M01D Music Workstation Hitting 3DS eShop This Summer

What sweet music you'll make

Some of you may fondly recall KORG DS-10, a "musical workstation" for your humble Nintendo DS. If you enjoyed making bizarre aural creations with this cult release then you'll be please to learn that it's getting a sequel for the 3DS eShop, entitled KORG M01D. Essentially a souped-up version of the DS original, KORG...

News: Zelda Reorchestrated Brings Musical Journey To An End After Nine Years

Zelda Reorchestrated Brings Musical Journey To An End After Nine Years

The final chapter

Zelda Reorchestrated was a fantastic project, led by a team of enthusiastic musicians and fans of one of Nintendo's most recognised franchises. It is with regret that the team are preparing to say farewell to almost a decade of composing the series' most famous themes. Twilight Symphony, the team's greatest achievement to date,...

News: Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Soundtracks Now Available on iTunes

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Soundtracks Now Available on iTunes

Playing the game is a more fun way to listen, though

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy is a notable part of the 3DS library for fans of rhythm-based games, as it combines some memorable music with solid, intuitive controls. For keen fans of the Final Fantasy franchise, meanwhile, it's probably one the most treasured titles in their collection. The title...

News: Erutan Beautifully Sings 'The Hunter's Mark' in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Trailer

Erutan Beautifully Sings 'The Hunter's Mark' in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Trailer

Capcom developed the special trailer just for her

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has finally emerged in the West and to celebrate the release Capcom has conjured up a new trailer which features well-known performer Erutan softly sing along with the game's theme. Erutan - whose real name is Kate Covington - has been playing music since she was one and a...

News: The Nano Soundtrack Collection is Blowing Up Speakers Right Now

The Nano Soundtrack Collection is Blowing Up Speakers Right Now

Shin'en delivers a gift to the fans

After confirming the imminent arrival of Nano Assault EX on the 3DS eShop last week, Shin'en Multimedia stated that it had a much-requested surprise on the way for fans of the series — that new treat is The Nano Soundtrack Collection. As anyone who's played any of the "Nano" titles — from DS to Wii U — will...

Ninterview: The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra

Orchestrating classic gaming music

Earlier this week we told you about the upcoming Super Metroid Symphony, which will be formally licensed by JoyPad Records and available for sale. It's being produced by Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra, a prolific project that's specialised in producing orchestral arrangements of popular music, ranging from...

News: It's Chiptune Album Time, and This One's For SEGA Fans

It's Chiptune Album Time, and This One's For SEGA Fans

Oh, the sweet beats

We may be called Nintendo Life, but ever since the Wii Virtual Console came into being it's given us a viable excuse to talk about a lot of other systems, including Nintendo'a arch-nemesis of the early-mid '90s, the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis. Which is no bad thing, the games industry, past and present, is about a lot more than...