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We already know that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is going to have a stunning soundtrack. We've heard it in the trailers, and we know that Yasunori Mitsuda, Manami Kiyota, ACE, Kenji Hiramatsu, and Mariam Abounnasr will be returning to do the music. So why wouldn't Nintendo want to take advantage of that and promote the music!

This morning, Nintendo UK shared what has become one of the most iconic songs already from the upcoming game. We first heard it back when Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was announced in February, and you've been able to listen to it on the official site for a while. But we'll take every opportunity to listen to this beautiful flute piece. Here it is:

Stunning, right? This track alone convinces us we have nothing to worry about with the soundtrack, without even knowing if the composers of the previous games would be returning. We suspect this will be the main theme or a key motif used throughout the game, and in the trailers, we've seen, both Noah and Mio have been seen playing the flutes — often accompanied by this music.

The name — 'A Life Sent On' — reinforces the hauntingly beautiful sound of the flutes too. And it perfectly matches Noah's role on the battlefield as an off-seer: someone who mourns for fallen soldiers.

If you're a North American Xenoblade fan, you were likely caught up in yesterday's pre-order fiasco, and Nintendo hopes to open up Special Edition pre-orders again soon. We've got our fingers crossed for you!

What do you think about the music? Let us know in the comments!

[source twitter.com]