News Squid Sisters To Debut New Song At Splatoon 3's Next Splatfest, Here's A Sneak Peek
Take a trip back to Inkopolis
Nintendo hasn't completely forgotten about the Squid Sisters. The recent Splatoon 3 DLC saw them make a return and now in a surprise update, they'll be debuting a new song. It's officially titled 'Tomorrow's Nostalgia Today' and there's been a video clip of it uploaded on Nintendo's official YouTube channel. Here's a...
News Square Enix Adds 'The World Ends With You' Music Update To Theatrhythm Final Bar Line
Update [Fri 17th Mar, 2023 00:55 GMT]: This update adding 'The World Ends With You' Music is now live - you can access it via Season Pass 1 or the Digital Deluxe upgrade. Here's a quick teaser of what's on offer: Original story [Tue 14th Mar, 2023 04:00 GMT]: Square Enix's musical game Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will be getting a very...
News Shin Megami Tensei 30th Anniversary Concert Will Dazzle At Anime Expo 2023
A first-ever for the west
Atlus has revealed that it will be holding a Shin Megami Tensei concert as part of Anime Expo 2023 in July this year. The concert, which is exclusive to Anime Expo attendees, will be held at The Novo on 1st July and is one of many events across the year that the company is holding to celebrate the demonic RPG series' 30th...
Random Here's How Deep Cut Records Music For Splatoon 3
Wait, they're humans!?
The Splatoon series has always had a central Idol group for each game — Callie and Marie made up Splatoon's Squid Sisters, and Pearl and Marina made up Off the Hook for Splatoon 2. For Splatoon 3, we have Deep Cut, featuring Shiver, Frye, and Big Man — and now we know just how the music of this terrific trio is created...
News New Splatoon 3 Art Book Makes A Splash In Japan Next Month
Update: Pre-orders are now open
Update [Thu 16th Feb, 2023 09:45 GMT]: Pre-orders for both the artbook and the soundtrack are now live over on PlayAsia. If you're looking to grab one or both of these check out the links below, and read our original story for more info. <products id="22409"> <products id="22410"> Original article...
Feature The Real Songs That Inspired Iconic Nintendo Music
And a few non-Nintendo ones for good measure
Have you ever been listening to music, enjoying yourself, and then BAM, suddenly you hear the first four notes of a song from a video game — and then you have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day? Well, that's not always a coincidence. Many musical composers take heavy inspiration from...
News Special Edition Fire Emblem Engage CD Releases In Japan Next Month
Containing a whopping TWO tracks
An official vocal CD containing some of the tracks from Fire Emblem Engage is set to release in Japan on 15th March. We'd hesitate to go as far as to call this one an 'album' since there are only two of the game's tracks on there, but it boosts the Fire Emblem collection all the same, we suppose... Confirmed in a...
Feature Video Game Music That Didn't Need To Go That Hard
It had no right!
There is a lot of video game music out there that goes hard. By "goes hard" we mean it slaps. By "it slaps" we mean it's a bop. By "it's a bop" we mea— forget it. These are tracks that are really good. In the vast majority of these instances, the tracks match the situation pretty perfectly. A high-stakes moment in the game might...
News Iconic GoldenEye "Gong" Sound Is Present And Correct In Switch Online Version
Update: Gong not gone
Update #2 [Fri 27th Jan, 2023 02:00 GMT]: GoldenEye 007 is now live on the Nintendo Switch Online service and it seems there's no need to worry. Sound the gong — everything sounds as it should! Update [Thu 26th Jan, 2023 21:05 GMT]: Digital Foundry’s John Linneman has stressed that while he "doesn't know" the exact...
Random Fan's Recreation Of Radiohead Album Using Mario 64 Music Is Utterly Brilliant
'In Rainbow Roads'
Have you ever wanted to know what Radiohead's incredible 2007 album 'In Rainbows' sounded like if it was the soundtrack to an N64 game? Then look no further. The hugely talented on4word has recreated the entire album using music and sound effects from Super Mario 64. The premise is ridiculous, but the results are actually...
News Check Out These Sublime Soundtrack Samples From Octopath Traveler II
42 song previews are available
Can you believe we're only just over a month away from Octopath Traveler II's release? Well, ahead of the game's launch on 24th February, Square Enix has shared some previews of the game's soundtrack over on its Japanese site (via NoisyPixel). And my goodness, if there's one thing we can be sure of, the music sounds...
News The Simpsons Hit & Run Soundtrack Is Out Now On Spotify And Apple Music
Can we have the game now as well?
There have been a number of stories over the years about possibly reviving The Simpsons Hit & Run - a Grand Theft Auto-like title set in the fictional town of Springfield. While we don't seem to be any closer to a comeback, it seems the game's soundtrack was actually uploaded to services like Spotify and Apple...
News Undertale Creator Toby Fox Shares His Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Soundtrack Contributions
He showed off his fan art too!
Putting bugs and glitches aside, if there's one thing that most of us can agree on in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it's that the games have a top-notch soundtrack. We knew that Undertale creator Toby Fox had leapt back into the studio for a couple of tracks this time around and he has now confirmed precisely which...
News Atlus Remembers N64 Classic Snowboard Kids On Its 25th Anniversary
And the soundtracks are coming to streaming services
Hold the phone, readers — it's Snowboard Kids' (Snowboard Kiiiiiiids~) 25th anniversary, and we now feel really ancient. More importantly, the game's publisher, Atlus, acknowledged the game's birthday by announcing that all the games' soundtracks would be available on streaming services on...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's First Mod Has Removed Ed Sheeran's Song 'Celestial'
Honestly, we don't mind listening to singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran every now and then, but it seems not every Pokémon fan feels the same way. A new mod for the latest releases Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has gone to the extent of removing - yes, removing - Ed's song 'Celestial' from the games. To add insult to injury, it's apparently...
Random Musician "Restores" Chrono Trigger Soundtrack Using Uncompressed Samples
Update: The video has been made private, and it appears that Mathew Valente's account has been hacked. We'll be sure to update this post once the soundtrack has been made available again. For now, you can listen to some samples over on his Twitter account: Mathew Valente, known as TSSF and who worked on the cancelled fan game...
Talking Point What's The Best Use Of Licensed Music In A Switch Game?
(No, it's not Mad World)
You know that feeling you get when you're driving down a highway at sunset, and the perfect song comes on the radio? All of a sudden, it feels like you're in a music video, or that bit at the start of a '90s teen movie, where everything is sparkling and perfect. The music becomes a soundtrack, and your life becomes a story...
News Sega Reveals Sonic Frontiers 'Ares Island' Theme Song
Go on, have a listen
After a long wait, Sonic Frontiers is finally releasing on all platforms including the Nintendo Switch next week. In the lead-up to the game's launch, Sega has been sharing more about what to expect from this all new "open-zone" Sonic the Hedgehog experience. Now, in the latest videos - the focus is on the game's music -...
Random Yasunori Mitsuda Reveals Almost 200 Songs Were Scrapped From Mario Party's Soundtrack
Ya like jazz?
Today sees both the OG Mario Party and its successor, Mario Party 2, land on the Switch thanks to the NSO Expansion Pass, and this has led to a certain amount of reminiscing from the games' developers. One such peek into the past comes courtesy of Mario Party composer Yasunori Mitsuda (thanks, @gosokkyu, for the translation). Tweeting...
Random Arctic Monkeys Song Potentially Makes Obscure DS City Builder Reference
I Bet That You Look Good On The Dual Screen
Sheffield-based rock band Arctic Monkeys have released their seventh studio album The Car today. This may have been something playing on the radio (or however the younguns listen to their music nowadays) here at NL Towers, but it's now on our radar for a totally different reason today — it apparently...
News Here Are The Top Five Persona 5 Royal Music Tracks According To Atlus
Persona 5 Royal is absolutely loaded with incredible music tracks. If you don't believe us, make sure you check out our review of the Switch port, where we quite literally say the words "amazing soundtrack" - go on now! Read More: Persona 5 Royal Review (Switch) Given the sheer number of absolute bangers on the official soundtrack,...
News Jun Senoue Isn't Involved In Composing Music For Sonic Frontiers
"Senoue-san has been a great support"
If there's one thing you can always guarantee with a Sonic game, it's an absolutely banging soundtrack. And from what we've heard of Sonic Frontiers so far, we've been impressed. Leading the music for this game is veteran Sega composer Tomoya Ohtani, who first started out on 1999's Dreamcast cult classic ChuChu...
Poll What's The Best Piece Of Music In A Nintendo Game?
How on earth are you supposed to pick just one standout music track from Nintendo's history? Surely an impossible ask, right? Well, you fine folks certainly stepped up to the challenge. We recently asked you to tell us your favourite music from a first-party Nintendo title, and boy, did we get responses! We got nearly 300 comments at the...
Random This EarthBound-Themed Rube Goldberg Machine Is Packed With References
Now I take my backpack to the world and fill it with memories
Musical Rube Goldberg machines — you know, where the marble knocks over the teapot and then bounces down a staircase made of xylophones (which sounds insane if you haven't seen the videos) — used to be the realm of engineering and musical geniuses only, like the incredible Wintergatan...
Talking Point Is The Golden Age Of Licensed Music In Games Over?
Try and make the answers more than "maybe"
There is a moment in a young person's life — a brief window, around 13 years of age — when their internal maelstrom of hormones, peer pressure, and insecurity reaches its peak, turning the teen into soft, malleable putty, ready to be coaxed into a fandom by the next influential moment that comes along...
Talking Point What's Your Favourite Music Track From A Nintendo Game?
A.K.A, the world's toughest choice
One of the most important aspects of any game, in this writer's opinion, is the music. We've all been there: you might be stepping onto a new island in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker or floating through 'Space Junk Galaxy' in Super Mario Galaxy when a new music score plays in the background and completely...
Random Persona Composer Would 'Love' To Write Music For The Legend Of Zelda
He's got a soft spot for Xenoblade Chronicles, too
The Legend of Zelda franchise is well known for its incredible music. With iconic tracks including 'Lost Woods' and 'Gerudo Valley' from Ocarina of Time alongside the beautiful, ambient music from Breath of the Wild, we ima
Random Halloween Music Album Features New Takes On Classic Metroid, Castlevania Tracks
'Scarlet Moon Halloween' is available now
It's October, so you know what that means: it's time to ditch the colourful get-ups and cheerful demeanor for spooky outfits, schlocky horror films, and a general appreciation for all things dark and sinister. That's right, Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to lose...
News Check Out Ed Sheeran's Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Song 'Celestial'
Update: Music video out now
Update [Thu 29th Sep, 2022 17:15]: Pretty much a week to the hour later, Ed Sheeran has dropped the music video for his Pokémon collaboration song 'Celestial'. What's more interesting, however, is that The Pokémon Company states that the song "will be featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!" We're thinking...
Random Wii Music Walked So 'Trombone Champ' Could Run, And We Need A Switch Port
Coming up trumps
If you are unfortunate enough to have not graced Twitter in the past 24 hours (we don't necessarily blame you), then you probably will have missed the meteoric rise of Trombone Champ, and with it's Mii-style visuals, it had us feeling a bit reminiscent. This Guitar Hero-inspired game from Holy Wow Studios is an absolute hoot (or...
News Praise The One Who Waits For This 'Cult Of The Lamb' Vinyl, Pre-Orders Open Today
Those of you with a good enough memory to recall anything before yesterday's Nintendo Direct announcements (were there even games back then?) might remember the release of the creepy life-sim-come-cult-builder, Cult of the Lamb. Well, we had a great time with it — as seen in our 8/10 review — and now those of you who had a blast...
News A New Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Makes A Symphony On Switch Next February
Melodies of life
It's finally happened! During today's Nintendo Direct, we found out that we're finally getting a brand new Theatrythm game on the Switch. Consoles haven't seen a new rhythm-based Final Fantasy game since the 3DS' Curtain Call, but now, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will be changing that when it launches on 16th February 2023. This new...
News Sega Reveals Main Theme Song For Sonic Frontiers, Have A Listen
The ending theme song has also been revealed
Update [Fri 9th Sep, 2022 01:30 BST]: Following on from Sonic Frontiers' ending theme song, which was released earlier this week, Sega has now released the main theme song 'I'm here'. Here's who is credited on this song: Vocals & Lyrics by Merry Kirk-Holmes (To Octavia) Composed & Arranged by...
News Animal Crossing And Splatoon 3 Concerts To Headline Nintendo Live 2022
Ready to rock
After three years of Covid delays, Nintendo Live is coming back to Tokyo from October 8th to 9th. The event will feature live presentations, entertainment, gaming tournaments and some playable game demos all topped off with live music performances — the line-up for which has just been announced. Pulling out three performances a day,...
Random Kirby's Voice Actor Surprises At Anniversary Concert, And Everyone Loves Her
Of course they do!
Kirby's 30th Anniversary Music Fest gave us plenty of surprises yesterday on top of some top-tier renditions of incredible Kirby music, but one of the concert's biggest "wow" moments from a certain guest appearance — Kirby's voice actor. Yes, Kirby really does have a voice; it's not just a conglomeration of noises! But, even...
News Toby Fox Composed Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Terastal Raid Battle Music
"Hope you enjoy!"
It was confirmed in June how the Undertale and Deltarune creator Toby Fox would be returning to the Pokémon series as a composer in Scarlet and Violet. While we've already heard some of his music in t
News Electronic Duo Autechre Say It Almost Got To Do Metroid Prime's Soundtrack
M62 stands for Metroid62
Influential electronic duo Autechre, who hails from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has stated that it was asked to compose the music for the hugely popular GameCube game, Metroid Prime. Revealed in a Twitch AMA and shared on Twitter by @GoodWillsmith, Sean Booth — one member of the duo — responded to a question from a...
Random This Ace Attorney Musical Mashup Casts Edgeworth And Phoenix As Backstreet Boys
Backstreet's back, ALL RISE!
We can't decide if this Backstreet Boys-meets-Ace Attorney combination is brilliant, or horrifying. We think it's both, but we also admire the musical skill it takes to think, "you know what would go well together? Boybands and an old DS game about the legal system." It's like the first person to find out that chocolate...
News Zelda, Pokémon, And Final Fantasy Music Will Feature At The First-Ever Video Game Proms
The concert is tonight
The BBC Proms is probably one of the most well-known classical music concerts in the world. This eight-week extravaganza holds daily concerts for various classical music composers and film scores. But in 2022, the Proms is making history by holding its first-ever video game concert. Conducted by Robert Ames, the show starts...
News Sky: Children Of Light Promises 'One-Of-A-Kind' Experience With Singer AURORA
Coming Fall 2022
thatgamecompany, the publisher behind Journey, Flower and, more recently, Sky: Children of Light, has announced that it will be collaborating with singer/songwriter AURORA on a project later this year. While the specifics of the project are as yet unknown, thatgamecompany shared a teaser trailer (found above) which makes the most...
News Monolith Soft Made Custom Flutes To Create Xenoblade Chronicles 3's "Unique Sound"
The music of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has rightly gained lots of attention since the game was announced. With a team helmed by legendary JRPG composer Yasunori Mitsuda (of Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, and Chrono Cross fame), and made up of Xenoblade series veterans ACE, Kenji Hiramatsu, and Manami Kiyota, there's no doubt the music will...
Random N64 Cart Album Composer Returns With A Funky GBA Follow-Up
Transport yourself back in time
Remute is back with another unique album release, but this time on a different console. The musician released an album on an N64 cartridge earlier this year, and he's followed this release up with a fantastic-sounding GBA cartridge. Yep, your tiny little Game Boy Micro (or whatever model of GBA, but we're going extra...
News Streets Of Rage Composer Yuzo Koshiro To Give Special Performance At Kyoto Game Show
BitSummit takes place in early August
Kyoto-based indie game festival BitSummit is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and in advance of the event taking place on the first weekend of August (6th-7th), they've been announcing some of the acts and appearances that attendees will be able to witness. One of these acts is composer Yuzo Koshiro...
News Super Smash Bros. Composer Kenichi Okuma Has Passed Away, Aged 56
Sakurai offers his condolences
There's some incredibly sad news coming out of the Super Smash Bros. community today, with the unfortunate announcement on Twitter that composer Kenichi Okuma has passed away at the age of 56. Okuma passed away last week on 22nd July after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was best known as the composer and arranger...
Random Fake Nintendo Soundtracks Are Apparently Being Sold At Rip Off Prices
Banjo would be so disappointed
Nintendo hasn't had the best track record when it comes to making music readily available to the masses, with the publisher issuing strikes against multiple YouTube users for using (or even just covering) its music online. This latest piece of news, however, signals more than ever that it to make some huge strides in...
News Listen To Live A Live's Over-The-Top Song Performed By Dragon Ball Z Singer
Plus an interview with the producer
The original Live A Live is full of iconic music, and as the first project that Yoko Shimomura worked on after joining Square Enix, the soundtrack has cemented itself in video game history. That means the remake has some big shoes to fill, but from the trailers, it sounds like the music is going to be a dream. To...
Feature 10 Series We'd Love To See Get The Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Treatment
On the game's 10th anniversary
Why haven't there been more games like Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy? We have a particular soft spot for music and rhythm games, and even more so music and rhythm games that put their own twist on the usual beat matching. Theatrhythm is just one of those games. The first game launched in North America 10 years ago today...
News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Composer Shares Creative Process Behind Game's Music
Tee Lopes brings the funk again
Imagine growing up in the 80s with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You watched the cartoons, played the video games, and then, eventually, you got the chance to work on a TMNT game yourself. The dream! We can imagine that's how everyone at Dotemu and Tribute games felt about working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:...
News Yuji Naka Is Shocked That Michael Jackson's Music Is Missing In Sonic Origins
"Oh my God"
Update [Thu 23rd Jun, 2022 16:10]: Yuji Naka is now sharing photos on Twitter of his time in America when he was working on the original Sonic 3. One of the photos Naka has shared is from the time when he visited "his" house, presumably Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in California. Just casually confirming things even more. Someone's...
News Listen To The Music Of Cuphead Ahead Of The Launch Of 'Delicious Last Course' DLC
Bold and brassy
Ahead of the release of Cuphead's new DLC, named "The Delicious Last Course", Nintendo and Studio MDHR have given us a little sneak-peek at some of the music. This new track is called "High-Noon Hoopla", and it features fast-paced fiddle, yodelling, and an overall "oh no, the barnyard is on fire" vibe. Even if you favourite genre...