To celebrate The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's upcoming one-year anniversary, Nintendo has announced a stunning 5-disc soundtrack which is set to be published by Nippon Columbia.
The initial print run for this soundtrack will come with a fancy three-sided slipcase, a 'The Legend of Zelda Field Music Collection', and a ‘play button’, which is little pin badge that you can wear and plug a set of headphones in to, containing 15 tracks from the full soundtrack. There is also a regular edition available which contains just the main 5-disc soundtrack.
There are 211 tracks across the 5 discs with music from the game, and a couple of extra tracks from the 2014 E3 trailer and the Nintendo Switch 2017 Presentation trailer. All new tracks and sound effects from the DLC are also included as bonus tracks.
You can check out a full track-listing for the release here. The initial print run is scheduled to release on 25th April for ¥7,000 (approximately £48 / $66).
Will you be trying to import this beautiful collection from overseas?
I'm having This!
Darn it I do like my soundtracks, but may go for the standard.
Every time I see stuff like this, I say to myself, "Japan Only", and sure enough it is. It looks lovely.
As much as I like Breath of the Wild as a game and the sounds and music work just fine for what it is, it's not really a soundtrack that I find myself wanting to listen to outside the game.
Just like the game, that soundtrack bundle and case is a thing of beauty.
I know exactly what you mean with the 'Japan only'. It was that feeling that drove my desire to go to Japan.
This is great for all of us who live in Japan.
Is there enough of a sound track for BotW to fill 5 CDs?!!
It works great in the game, but there're hardly any tunes from the soundtrack I want to listen to. Not like previous Zelda games which have loads.
The best is the main theme that was used in the trailers, but that's included on the soundtrack cd that came with the UK Switch Ltd Edition. I also enjoy the gerudo town tune, but again that's already on the UK Soundtrack cd.
Like others have mentioned here, the soundtrack for BotW isn't that memorable. If all the best tracks are spread thin on 5 different cd's, listening to it is going to be a real bore.
I didn’t even know this game had a soundtrack and I own the CD that game with the Special Edition.
Something really cool that’s Japan only? This is unheard of!
Want want want. I often listen to the soundtrack via YouTube when working - utterly superb music.
How exactly can we import this to the UK?
@Emperor-Palpsy ..... A chequebook??!!? You do know it’s 2018, right?
I can't wait to listen to a piano playing a single note a couple times in between long stretches of silence!
(but for reals tho, the full Hyrule Castle theme would be great)
That pin badge is a clever idea!
Japan only?!? ((
Moy torrent senses are tingling***
I can say that, once again, I'm disappointed by "Japan only."
If they released it in other parts of the world, people would love it! I know that I would! And it's not even that hard to translate a disc case and track titles, it's not like a full blown game translation.
Alas, it is what it is.
Nintendo is really doing soundtracks properly this gen. Best news this week.
What soundtrack? there's barely any music in this game (other then outdoor sounds)
Cool, I would love to get this. I may poke around yesasia..
Wait what soundtrack
Ha! How is there five disks worth of this? There seems to be barely enough soundtrack to fill one.
Having the soundtrack that came with the game, I don't find myself wanting to listen to it either. Especially when a third of the songs are the seperate day and night versions of some of the towns
Don't want to spam the comment section with track names so I'm not going to translate any... But...
Disc 1: 36 soundtracks
Disc 2: 38 soundtracks
Disc 3: 38 soundtracks
Disc 4: 40 soundtracks
Disc 5: 33 original soundtracks + 24 DLC soundtracks + 1 E3 BGM + 1 Nintendo Presentation BGM
Just like most Pokemon game OSTs, expect a lot of sound effects like opening chests, entering rooms, and finishing cooking. But also expect all boss fight themes, side quests' BGM, all landmarks' themes, etc.
I mainly just wanna hear the story trailer music in good quality.
Preordered from amazon japan. Thanks NL!
I've become disillusioned with most video game OSTs due to the large number of sounds/voices/battle music. Most battle music works for the battle but is jarring and unpleasant outside the game. I'm a lot more selective these days. BotW was so ambient, I almost wonder if the OST would work without the gameplay.
@GravyThief I listen to a track of YouTube called "Breath of the Wild Musical Journey" all the time, and it is 4.5 hours of music, none of it repeated. It is all the music you would hear along the journey, so, yeah, with extra bonus tracks and stuff I could easily see a complete collection going over 5 hours. Awesome music, btw!
Every disk got one song?
@Lone_Beagle wow, never realised there was so much. I guess because a lot of it is ambient and in the background, maybe I just wasn't conscious of a lot of it. I'll check out that You Tube mix you mention, thanks!
BotW had an amazing soundtrack. It was incredible how the composer captured the essence of a devestated Hyrule with a long forgotten history.
Placed my order already. BotW music is just one of my favorite things about the game.
I might dive into that one. I listen to BotW soundtrack quite often and to have it in pristine quality instead of YT would be dope.
oh my gosh
Like many others here, I had to enter this thread solely because I couldn't fathom how this game could have a 5-disc soundtrack. I actually think the mostly-ambient sounds / lack of much actual music served this game well. Each area is so ridiculously huge that if you had to listen to 3 minutes of music repeating over and over and over, it would get tiresome. So I actually don't mind that too much. However, that also means I'm baffled as to how there could be 5 discs of "music" - that is, something enjoyable to listen to by itself, without the game. (It could serve as music to fall asleep to, sure, but... surely one disc would suffice for that? lol)
You know Nintendo, we have something called iTunes over here....USE IT!!!
the OST has 211 tracks? geez ...i have spent almost 100 hours in BotW but didnt notice more than 10 tracks lol
there are eleven piano notes per disc
Whilst the soundtrack worked in the game, the music was the only thing I found disappointing about Breath of the Wild, because it's not something I'd listen to outside of the game, unlike other Zelda OSTs
You can order both the limited edition and the standard edition from Amazon.co.jp and have it shipped to the US. Just ideally use a credit/debit card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees.
Limited edition: https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B07B51YB3M/
Standard edition: https://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B07B51QV1D/
Five discs and about four memorable melodies. Video game music in the 2010s, folks.
@Mart1ndo I would very happily
Quite possibly- I have a massively wide range in music but I love soundtracks, especially on vinyl.
I was listening to the soundtracks of Iron Fist and Owlboy last night. 👊
@Mart1ndo I have 11 Prince albums on vinyl.
Far from my favorite Zelda sound track (TP thanks to to that energetic attack the boss tune), but there are some decent tracks in there. Especially the moments when you team up with the Champions' descendants to battle the Divine Beasts. See, I'm kind of torn on music in general. I prefer music that complements on on screen action as opposed to trying to listen to a good song. But that's just me.
I can't understand Japanese so I'll just wait for the localization.
Too tempting, even though BOTW was awesome, it is also one of few games where the OST doesn't work as well listening to it outside of the actual game.
@GravyThief first thing I thought when I saw it - how is there 5 discs worth of music?! The game was so minimal with it's soundtrack. I actually don't think they could fill 5 discs with the last 3 Zelda games. I can only imagine these are mostly sound effects!
This would be a fantastic soundtrack to study to, if only it wasn't limited to Japan...
I expected to see comments like “There’s that much music?!” and “The soundtrack isn’t that memorable.”, and I was right! I understand where people are coming from, but I personally disagree.
Breath of the Wild has one of my favorite soundtracks in the Zelda series. The ambient music works amazingly well, and there are actually more “traditional” tracks (which I also love) than in most (perhaps all) other Zeldas.
@Mart1ndo I have every soundtrack (except this one of course) zelda ost gets regular playtime in my home and car.
I do. Among other gaming tracks.
Why is everybody complaining that it is "Japany only"?
Amazon.co.jp was already posted and you can also buy the normal and limited edition from www.play-asia.com which is a well known online shop for the Asia-Region since forever. They also handle the custom fees for you so the items get delivered to your door without any annoyance, they also have a lot of shipping options (cheap and slow, expansive and fast) for you who want to save some bucks.
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