We all know just how wonderful The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is, with its iconic gameplay and the impact it's had on game development ever since, and one of its many standout features is the soundtrack. From that Hyrule Field main theme to the music that plays at Lon Lon Ranch, Koji Kondo's music is inspiring - and far too catchy.
Celebrating that soundtrack in style is this hour-long arrangement album called 'Hero of Time', planned for release this October. It's based on Ocarina's score, as you might imagine, and was recorded by the 64-player Slovak National Symphony Orchestra.
The album's been arranged and composed by Eric Buchholz, a name Zelda fans might recognise thanks to his work on The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony concert tour and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. He also worked on ReCore, the Xbox One title directed by the man behind the Metroid Prime series.
If you want to treat yourself, pre-orders are live now for £39.99. From now until 31st July, you can use the code - NLIFEZELDA - at checkout to get a lovely 10% off.
Here's a tracklist:
- Hero of Time
- The Man with Evil Eyes
- Fateful Morning
- Hyrule Field
- Castle Town Market
- Princess Zelda
- Kristin Naigus, Patti Rudisill - Lon Lon Ranch
- Dungeon Dwellers
- The Legendary Blade
- Seven Years
- Wayne Strange - Memories of the Forest
- Wayne Strange - Feast of the Fire Dragon
- David Peacock - Dark Waters
- Village of Shadows
- Spirit of the Valley
- Courage, Wisdom, and Light
- Ganon's Tower
- Great King of Evil
- Wayne Strange - The Desecration of Power 21. Epilogue ~ End Credits
The packaging includes a die-cut Ocarina window on the jacket's front, a gatefold featuring both Light and Dark sides, and a gold foil-stamped triforce on the back. Pretty nice, huh?
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