Nintendo fans were excited to finally hear the confirmation that Grant Kirkhope (known for his work on Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye, and Donkey Kong 64) would be producing music for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. It's a dignified catch for Ubisoft, and Mr. Kirkhope is quite excited to be working alongside the team creating the upcoming crossover title.
While many didn't notice the music as it was either overshadowed by the hosts explaining the game's mechanics or drowned out by sound effects, a dedicated YouTube user named SuperWiiBros08 noticed that some of the gameplay demonstrations for the title had a boss theme which was easily identifiable, and was able to be heard clearly. He took up the task to cobble together the comprehensible parts of the track and put it all together into a five minute piece which you can listen to below.
The music definitely reflects the style which Kirkhope has come to be known for. As an example you can listen to parts of the seminal Yooka-Laylee soundtrack which was recently released, and recognize the similarities almost instantaneously. Here's The Great Rampo Battle, which is evident that these OST were cut of the same cloth.
If you're interested in getting a physical version of Kirkhope's soundtrack, make sure you keep an eye out for the collector's edition as one of the many goodies included is the OST on CD.
How do you feel about Kirkhope's latest composition? Let us know in the comments, and read our impressions on the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle here.