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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...
News Chicory: A Colorful Tale Gets 4X Vinyl LP With Liner Notes And Tons Of New Art
One of the best soundtracks of 2021, now made real
One of last year's GOTYs is getting a physical soundtrack, and it's available for pre-order right now! Chicory: A Colorful Tale is getting a 4x LP of the complete soundtrack on vinyl, with four discs and a hard shell box. The soundtrack, by Celeste and Minecraft composer Lena Raine, will also...
News Gem Crafting Makes A Return In Xenoblade Chronicles 3, More Music Shared
Plus camping, cooking, and companions
Nintendo has published a brand new Xenoblade Note for the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 3 which goes into some more details about the game's seventh party member, and what you can do at campsites. The blog post has been kindly translated by Perfectly Nintendo, so we'll be summarisi
News YouTuber Ends Metroid Prime Music Covers After Nintendo's Lawyers Call
Nintendo strikes again... and again, and again
Another YouTuber specialising in creating covers and remixes of classic Nintendo hits has sworn off the practice going forward after Nintendo's lawyers called to request the removal of nine videos. SynaMax, who has a total of 6.88K subscribers, posted a video on his channel addressing the issue...
News Best Video Game Soundtrack Category Added To The Grammy Awards
One of five new categories
Many people have lobbied for video game soundtracks to be officially recognised by academies for years and now it finally looks like their efforts are about to pay off. The Recording Academy, known for its annual Grammy Awards, has added five new entries to its awards categories, which are Songwriter of the Year...
News Brad Buxer Reconfirms Michael Jackson's Involvement With Sonic 3's Soundtrack
Stranger in Angel Island
Can anyone think of any video game soundtrack that's been debated over more that Sonic the Hedgehog 3's? The King of Pop — Michael Jackson's — involvement has long been debated, with other musicians seemingly confirming that he did indeed help with the game's music in an interview back in 2016. But this has still been...
News Listen To This Gorgeous Theme From Xenoblade Chronicles 3
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...
News Yuzo Koshiro Confirms He's Back For Vital Mega Drive Mini 2 Music
More menu music!
Legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro cut his teeth over at Nihon Falcom, but his most famous work is arguably in the 16-bit era, particularly with SEGA. From his first freelance work with the company on The Revenge of Shinobi to the iconic Streets of Rage, Koshiro cemented his status as one of the best. And SEGA clearly recognised that...
Talking Point Video Game Music Is More Popular Than Ever, So Why Is Nintendo So Behind?
Make it music to our ears!
There’s been a lot of Nintendo-related music news over the past year that has had me more than a little disappointed. I like to boot up a video game soundtrack while I’m working; I’m a big fan of video game music concerts and I have a small collection of albums and vinyl that I want to keep growing. And with access...
News Fangamer's Gorgeous Banjo-Tooie Vinyl Box Set Is Now Available
And Banjo-Kazooie is back in stock!
Back in 2019, Fangamer launched a rather lovely-looking set of Banjo-Kazooie goodies that was hard for some of us here at Nintendo Life to resist. Within that collection was a gorgeous vinyl set for the first game with tracks curated by the composer himself, Grant Kirkhope! Further reading: Fangamer's New Range...
News Kirby's 30th Anniversary Music Festival Will Be Getting Two Performances
Update: Say happy birthday, twice!
Update [Thu 2nd June, 2022 09:30 BST] Well it seems like everyone wants a piece of Kirby's 30th birthday celebrations! HAL Laboratory shared an update on Twitter today that will please many Kirby fans who are desperate to attend the show in person. A second daytime performance, which will open at 11am JST and...
News Undertale's Toby Fox Returns To Compose More Music In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
And it's more than one track this time!
The creator of Undertale and Deltarune, Toby Fox, has frequently shown off his plethora of skills during his time in the industry — from writing to game design, and even composing music! And it's that last one that's brought him particular attention from Game Freak and The Pokémon Company. Toby Fox has...
News Another Popular YouTube Channel Pulls Nintendo Music After 500+ Copyright Claims
"it's ultimately their choice"
Earlier this year, popular YouTube video game music channel GilvaSunner closed shop after Nintendo sent tons of copyright claims to them. And now another popular YouTube channel is suffering a similar fate. DeoxysPrime has revealed that they received over 500 copyright claims from Nintendo. As a result, they've...
News The Official Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Sound Library Will Be Shut Down Next Week
Download these tracks while you still can
The Pokémon Company has announced it will be shutting down the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl sound library just months after it opened. Fans can go to this website to stream and download the music and sound effects from 2006 releases (for free) and explore the "incredible sounds" for Brilliant Diamond and...
News Nintendo Shares New Music Track For Splatoon 3, Have A Listen
Introducing Front Roe - "Sea Me Now"
Splatoon 3 will arrive on the Switch this September, and ahead of release, Nintendo has been building up excitement by sharing new information and footage of the game. Today is a little different though, with the reveal of a new in-game music track - "Sea Me Now" by the rock outfit, Front Roe (the song and title...
News 'Hyrule Highlands II' Is Classic Zelda Music With Celtic And Folk Flair
That's Celtic with a hard 'C'
Game music is, pleasingly, getting increased recognition and appreciation for its role in the industry. So many of our favourite experiences are enhanced and in part defined by the soundtrack, and we can see this in the love shown towards iconic tracks. Fan-made performances and arrangements are easy to find, and some...
News Get Your Funky Kong On With This Donkey Kong Country Ska Album
In a ska-bound land
David Wise's work on the Donkey Kong Country series soundtracks is arguably some of the most iconic of the SNES era. The original set the tone, from the 'Main Theme' to 'Aquatic Ambience' to 'Gan-Plank Galleon'. And because of Wise's excellent work, we've all heard of 'Stickerbush Symphony' from Donkey Kong Country 2 and the...
Random The Octopath Traveler Composer Wrote Music For A Yu-Gi-Oh Game
It's time to b-b-b-b-b-b-b-boost!
We can imagine that one of the most fun things about being a video game composer (except, you know, writing music for a video game) is the variety of projects you'll get to work on. One time you might be writing music for a cyberpunk action-adventure game, then your next project might be a cute and cuddly...
News Ace Attorney's 20th Anniversary Concert Takes Place Later This Week
Here's the full tracklist
As you might recall, the Ace Attorney series is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Yep, it's been a whole 20 years since the series originally made its Japanese debut on the Game Boy Advance in 2001. It's still going strong 20 years later, and to pay respect to the series, a special 20th anniversary orchestral...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons To Get A Lovely Second Soundtrack This June
Update: Available to pre-order now!
Update: Both the 'Original Soundtrack 2' collection and the K.K. Slider vinyl release are now available to pre-order at PlayAsia with worldwide shipping available. Here are the links you need (more info in our original article below): <products id="18687,18688"> Original Article (Thu 28th Apr, 2022 11:00...
Random Have A Listen To Nintendo Switch Sports' Main Theme
Retains that Wii Sports vibe
Nintendo is cranking up its advertising for next week's Nintendo Switch Sports. Makes sense — this is their Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort successor, and a lot of people are rightfully excited. One of Wii Sports' most defining parts is its iconic title screen music. It's an absolute jam, and we challenge you not to...
News Hold It! An Ace Attorney 20th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set Is Up For Pre-Order
A musical pursuit for fans
It's been over 20 years since Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney first launched in Japan on the Game Boy Advance as Gyakuten Saiban, and while we had to wait until 2005 in the west, there's no denying the franchise became one of the most beloved on the DS and beyond. With The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles' release last year to...
Random Test Your Sonic Music Knowledge With 'Sonic Heardle', A Musical Take on Wordle
Listen & Learn
It's still 2022, and Wordle is still a thing. The popular online word game — which The New York Times bought earlier in the year — took over social media for weeks. And while the furor has died down a little, it hasn't stopped many from jumping on the craze. You could play Wordle on your old Game Boy if you so wanted, or perhaps...
Random Kirby Coffee Is Now A Thing In Japan, With Amazing Commercials
A collaboration with Craft Boss Coffee
Kirby and the Forgotten Land has been bringing colour and joy for over a week now, rewarded with positive word of mouth and impressive sales; it's reportedly had the best ever launch for the IP in Japan. The praise has been widespread, and plenty of us have been happily enjoying all things Kirby since its...
Random Relax And Unwind With The 'Kirby à la Mode' Soundtrack
It's the start of another week, which for plenty of us means a return to work / school / whatever. We all have our background music of choice, but a good candidate for this week is now available courtesy of Steven Morris. They've created 'Kirby à la Mode', which recreates classic Kirby tracks with the goal of being as relaxing as...
News New Song "Stars In The Sky" Released For Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie
Performed by 'Kid Cudi'
Following on from the release of "Speed Life" by Stéphane Legar last week, we've now got another video clip, this time by singer, rapper and song writer Kid Cudi. This track is titled "Stars in the Sky" and admittedly does a better job incorporating references to the Sonic video games and his second big-screen outing,...
News New Song "Speed Life" Released For Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie
Have a listen
We've seen what the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie will look like, but what will it sound like? If you have been wondering, it seems there's now a sample of one of the songs recorded for the movie. As highlighted by Tails' Channel, Togolese-Israeli singer Stéphane Legar has released a remix of Rockwell's 1984 single, Somebody's...
News Mario Kart 8's Booster Course Music Has Already Been Ripped, And It's Glorious
Alert! They've removed the midi horns!
We've still got a few hours to wait until Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is playable here at Nintendo Life Towers, and so have most players in the West (most, but not
News 'Aleste Collection' Is Getting A 3-Disc Album Of Music
Music to our ears
Shooter series Aleste – which benefitted from a Switch collection not so long ago – is getting a new music collection in Japan, which is based on the aforementioned compendium. The three-disc set launches in April and includes music from Aleste (Sega Mark III, 1988), Aleste (Master System 'overseas version'), Power Strike II...
Random Is 32 Kirby Otamatones Too Many Kirby Otamatones?
Or is it not ENOUGH
Everyone loves Otamatone, the weird instrument that has a face! But what if that face was the same face as recognisable spherical icon, Kirby? It's an easy crossover, and it's been done — not once, not twice, but thrice! There are three sizes of Kirbtamatone, the smallest of which (the Melody version) comes pre-programmed with...
News Chrono Trigger, Secret Of Mana, And Final Fantasy Soundtracks Appear On Square Enix's Music Channel
We're Dancing Mad over this
We've been covering a lot of Nintendo-related YouTube music news recently, and with good reason. From its copyright claims on beloved video game music YouTube account GilvaSunner to the entire Pokémon Diamond and Pearl soundtrack being uploaded to the v
News A Concert Will Be In Session For Ace Attorney's 20th Anniversary
All rise in 7th May!
Hold it! How is Ace Attorney already 20 already? While the series debuted in Japan on the GBA in 2001, the West had to wait until the DS ports to play these magnificent games. Many were concerned the series was done and dusted, just kept alive by various re-releases, but with last years' The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, these...
Random What's The Music On The Chalkboard In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?
It's like, "bee-boop ba bee, de-doop ba beeee"
The new-ish first-person camera has revealed all kinds of secrets in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including some of the neat little Easter Eggs that were hidden in plain sight. For example, did you ever figure out what music is written on the chalkboard in the game? You'll never guess. Oh, what's...