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Music Treat Your Ears To This Official Hollow Knight Piano Collections Album
Available to stream or buy this week
Materia Collective and game developer Team Cherry have announced that an official Hollow Knight Piano Collections album is set to be released later this week. You likely don't need us to tell you that Hollow Knight is one of the most popular and adored indies to arrive in the gaming scenes in recent years. This...
Music Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Are Getting A Fanmade Orchestral Makeover
A Gen 4 remake at last!
For years now, Pokémon fans have been desperately hoping for a remake of the series' fourth generation games, Diamond and Pearl. While we can't offer you that, we do have news of the next best thing. Pokémon fan and musical marvel Braxton Burks is back with another orchestral take on the beloved franchise, this time with a...
Music Untitled Goose Game Has Just Been Treated To An Amazing (Un)official Music Video
The goose has its very own song
The now world-famous goose from Untitled Goose Game has been the star of multiple fan-made crossovers and the subject of a joke soundtrack featuring rebellious gangster hits, as well as the lead in an
News This Scrapped Version Of The Zelda: Link's Awakening Theme Is Absolutely Brilliant
You've never heard Zelda quite like this
We've been loving our time with The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch. So much so, that we've actually found ourselves wandering around humming that theme tune over and over again as we work, eat, relax, and probably even when we're asleep. It's just that good. As it turns out, the track almost...
News Daemon X Machina's Soundtrack Now Available To Stream Or Buy On Physical CD
Over three and half hours of music
If you've been loving Daemon X Machina's epic, metal-infused battle themes playing in the background as you play the game, you'll be pleased to know that the whole soundtrack is now available to stream, download, or even buy physically. There are 45 tracks featured in total, adding up to give you a total of three...
Music Treat Your Ears To These Pokémon Red And Blue Metal Remixes
Brock 'n roll
If you grew up with Pokémon Red and Blue on the Game Boy, you'll likely remember the games' incredible soundtrack almost as much - if not more - than the games themselves. From epic trainer battle anthems to that wonderful Bicycle Theme, there are plenty of cracking tunes to choose from when creating a tribute album. We lovingly...
News Treat Your Ears To A Yooka-Laylee Playlist Featuring David Wise, Grant Kirkhope And More
The sounds of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is only a couple of months away from launching on Nintendo Switch and it looks set to be a treat in more ways than one. Yes, there are the new transforming levels and a whole new approach to the Yooka-Laylee formula in general, but there's also a stellar set of...
News Crikey, This Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Theme Music Is Infectious
Banana Fritters for dinner
It's fair to say that some modern video games can often be a bit of a gloomy affair, with serious undertones and lots of shades of brown and grey in the textures. Good-old SEGA are keen to bring back the more colourful arcade days with Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD of course, and it's got a ridiculously upbeat...
News Nintendo Music Copyright Takedowns Intensify As Another Prominent YouTuber Gets Hit
Is an official music service in the works?
Yet another prominent YouTube channel has received an almighty number of copyright claims from Nintendo relating to official game music, becoming the latest in a series of channels facing a similar fate. The channel in question is GilvaSunner, which since launching back in 2010, has amassed over 862...
News Astral Chain Lead Composer Shares Samples Of The Game's Electrifying Soundtrack
Astral Chain is arguably one of the most intriguing games on the Switch horizon. Being a completely new IP, its name might not carry the same weight as titles like Zelda: Link's Awakening and Pokémon Sword and Shield, but our comment boards are always full of hype and hope for the game and
Feature Yooka-Laylee's Audio Identity Is More Than Just Famous Ex-Rare Composers And Soggy Socks
"There’s quite a lot of pressure on us to start matching Dave and Grant"
When you think Rare and video game music, then chances are two names will spring instantly to mind: David Wise and Grant Kirkhope. These two massively influential composers are behind some of the company's greatest soundtracks and are now in huge demand as freelance...
Random Music Site Pitchfork Reviews Zelda: Ocarina Of Time's Soundtrack, Thinks It Rocks
"Full of creativity and colour and wonder"
Those of you who are keen followers of musical trends may well have heard of the site Pitchfork. It's been going for a good few years and is viewed by many to be one of the best music sites on the web – and the fact that it has chosen to review Koji Kondo's amazing soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda:...
Video Cadence Of Hyrule Guitarist And Grant Kirkhope Combine For Epic Banjo-Kazooie Collab
Turn it up to 64
In what is quite possibly one of the best videos of all time, and amazingly relevant considering what's been going on in the world of Nintendo this week, you're about to see Cadence of Hyrule guitarist FamilyJules rock out to a classic Banjo-Kazooie track with none other than the game's original composer, Grant Kirkhope. Unless...
News Treat Your Ears To Classic Super Mario And Zelda Songs Reworked Into Soothing Electronica
'Mario & Chill'
If you're spending your valuable time perusing our lovingly crafted website, chances are that you're probably quite the fan of Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. If so, we'd urge you to check out these two albums featuring music from both series transformed into '80s and '90s-inspired electronica. Both released through Gamechops...
Random Yoshi's Woolly World Composer Keeps Sharing Negative Tweets About Crafted World's Soundtrack
Accidentally, or entirely on purpose?
Yoshi's Crafted World has been around for just under a month now, and while the game is predictably adorable in most areas, one particular feature is a little less-than-perfect: the soundtrack. We, and many players who have been sharing their thoughts online, have felt rather let down by Crafted World's...
News Octopath Traveler Is Getting Its First Live Concert This July
'Break, Boost and Beyond'
Square Enix has announced that Octopath Traveler's first live concert will be taking place on 28th July at the Olympus Hall Hachioji in Tokyo. The show, called Octopath Traveler: Break, Boost and Beyond, will feature music from 'Octopath Traveler Arrangements – Break & Boost', a soundtrack album which was released in...
News Yuzo Koshiro Confirms He’s Involved With Sega’s Forthcoming Mega Drive Mini
He’s creating the menu music
Yuzo Koshiro is something of a legend with gamers of a certain age. He’s responsible for some of the most iconic soundtracks of the 16-bit era, composing the tunes that made games like Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage and ActRaiser so memorable. During his glittering career he’s worked on loads of other games...
Random The Wii's Mii Channel Theme Music Lives On In The Form Of Freestyle
A musical homage
The Wii was home to some incredible little tunes; not only did we have the fantastic Wii Shop Channel theme (which truly received the praise it deserved earlier this year when the channel closed down for good), but we also had the equally lovely Mii Channel theme. We vividly remember our first day with the Wii, excitedly creating...
News Have A Listen To Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Epic English Theme Song
Give us this game right now
Nintendo has shared a first listen of the theme tune (well, the English version of it anyway) set to appear in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and now we're desperately fighting the urge to charge into its headquarters to demand a copy of the game immediately. The track has been shared on Nintendo's official Twitter accounts;...
News Legend Of Zelda Concert CD And Blu-Ray Available To Order Now
Treat your ears and eyes
Japan often plays hosts to incredible Legend of Zelda concerts featuring fully orchestrated performances of beautiful pieces from the series' history. Naturally, it'd be pretty expensive to fly over there and experience one first hand, but this new CD and blu-ray release might just do the trick. Available with international...
Random Soulja Boy Raps About Zelda, Doesn't Know What A Rupee Is
Infamous Rapper DeAndre "Soulja Boy" Cortez Way has a rather complex relationship with Nintendo right now. He stuck his name on a selection of rather questionable games consoles from the Far East which (seemingly) landed him in hot water with Nintendo of America – so much so that he even claimed that the resultant fallout is wha
Random Brazil's President Just Used Sonic The Hedgehog Music In A Video Message
From a boss battle, no less
Running a country is pretty serious business, and everything from the words spoken and imagery used by politicians is crucial to sharing the correct message. Apparently, for Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro, the perfect way to express an important message is putting it alongside a musical ditty from 2006's Sonic the...
News Spotify Users Can Now Enjoy A New Batch Of Capcom Tracks Following Huge Music Dump
Hmm, reading that back, it doesn't sound quite so appealing
Fans of chiptune and video game music in general have a whole bunch of freshly released tracks to enjoy thanks to Capcom dropping a boatload of albums on Spotify. They range from the classic NES Mega Man through PS1-era Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Phoenix Wright, Devil May Cry,
News Sega Shares Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Making Of Team Sonic Racing's Soundtrack
Pedal to the metal
Continuing the recent trend of musical love, Sega has shared a new video today giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Team Sonic Racing's soundtrack. The video features Sonic Team Sound Director Jun Senoue on guitar, Act. on drums, and Takeshi Taneda on bass, all jamming along to songs from the game during the...
News Fire Emblem Premium Arrange CD Album Hits Japan In March, Soundtrack Samples Shared Online
Medleys, main themes and more
A brand new Fire Emblem album is soon to be released in Japan and soundtrack samples have been provided online for all to hear. The album is called 'Fire Emblem Premium Arrange' and has been designed to coincide with the Fire Emblem Expo event scheduled to take place in Japan later this year. The soundtrack has been...
Video Action-RPG Dragon: Marked For Death Gets An Epic Official Music Video
Ahead of this month's release
If the recent news of Dragon: Marked for Death's unfortunate delay on Nintendo Switch has been getting you down, fear not: this new music video hopes to drum up the hype once more ahead of its release. Originally due for release on 13th December, but delayed for unknown reasons just weeks before that very date, this...
News DOOM Eternal Composer Recruiting Heavy Metal Choir For Unspecified Project
It’s probably DOOM
Last year, Bethesda announced DOOM Eternal would be coming to the Nintendo Switch at QuakeCon. Once again, the studio handling the Switch port will be the specialists at Panic Button. The hellish soundtrack for the game is being handled by the returning composer Mick Gordon. In what is quite possibly related news, Gordon is...
News The Legend Of Zelda Concert 2018 Is Being Released On CD And Blu-ray Next Year
2-disc album and HD recording of the show
For those unable to make it all the way over to Japan to see The Legend of Zelda: Concert 2018 live this month, fear not: the whole thing is set to be recorded for a special CD and blu-ray release next year. You may remember that we actually reported on this concert series earlier this year; initial...
News Meet The Talent Behind Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 'LifeLight' Theme Song
"Colours weave into a spire of flame"
While not essential from a gameplay point of view, one standout moment from the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct earlier this month was the lyrical addition to "Lifelight" - the main theme for the new game. Blasting our delicate ears with surprise and wonder, this new vocal element introduced itself in...
News Octopath Traveler Is Getting An Official Remix Album In 2019
Relive those glorious tunes
For many of those who played it, one of the standout features of Octopath Traveler was its soundtrack and, if you enjoyed its orchestral, game-enhancing vibes, you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that a brand new remix album is on the way next year. Titled 'Octopath Traveler Arrangements – Break & Boost', this new...
News Brush Up On Your Gaming Music Knowledge With A Diggin' In The Carts Radio Marathon This Weekend
Final episode airs this week
A little while ago, we reported on the return of Diggin' In The Carts - an eight-part radio series which has been celebrating all different aspects of video game music over the last few weeks. With special guests including none other than Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise, the show has been going along swimmingly,...
News Treat Yourself (And Your Ears) To This Stardew Valley Piano Collections Album
Limited edition CDs available to pre-order
If you, like many others, are a fan of farming sim and general time-thief Stardew Valley, then you'll no doubt love this piano rendition album of the game's soundtrack. Featuring the very same compositions heard in the game, created by the game's developer ConcernedApe, the album contains 22 tracks...
Exclusive Treat Your Ears To A Sneak Peek Of Prescription For Sleep: Celeste, A Lullaby Album
Featuring tracks from the game
As the next part of its Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies series, Scarlet Moon Records has revealed 'Prescription for Sleep: Celeste' - an album of lullaby-style renditions based on the game's soundtrack. To celebrate, we're happy to exclusively share a preview of one of the album's tracks, 'Madeline and...
News David Wise And More Set To Appear On Video Game Soundtrack Radio Series Diggin' In The Carts
A special eight-part series
Red Bull Radio has today announced the return of Diggin' in the Carts - a show which examines the music, creators, legacy and global impact of video game music. Several well-established guests are set to make an appearance, including none other than Donkey Kong Country composer, David Wise. Hosted by Nick Dwyer, this...
News The Legend Of Zelda: Concert 2018 Arrives In Japan This November
Featuring Breath of the Wild
Japan will soon be playing host to The Legend of Zelda: Concert 2018 - a performance of live music from the hit series. We've seen several concerts such as this appearing just lately, mostly taking place solely in Japan, and this one looks set to be just as special as the ones that came before it. With shows happening...
News Drift Off With Music Box Classics, A Series Of Gaming Soundtracks In Lullaby Form
Get some beauty sleep
Video Game Music Box has created a brand new album series featuring lots of lovely gaming soundtracks in lullaby form - and we're suddenly feeling far too relaxed and sleepy. The first wave of albums includes iconic games and franchises such as Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy...
Video How Music Was Made On The SNES
The hard work behind the scenes
Video game soundtracks can make up a huge part of a player's overall gaming experience; hearing just a couple of notes from your favourite games as a child can instantly transport you back to that world, bringing back all those feelings you thought you'd forgotten. Once they've entered your head for the first time,...
News Treat Your Ears To This Stunning Okami Soundtrack Vinyl Boxset
Available to pre-order
To celebrate the release of Okami HD on Switch, Data Discs has partnered with Capcom to release a remastered version of the original soundtrack on vinyl, and it's available to pre-order as we speak. Originally released in 2006 and composed by Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh and Akari Groves, the Okami...
Random Making Music With The Switch's User Interface
Bleeps and bloops
The Switch's user interface has some fantastic little bleeps and bloops that play as you move around the home menu, change settings, and load up the eShop. Our particular favourite is the sound that plays when you click on your profile - the little two-note whistle, and then a second (usually slightly delayed) two-note whistle that...
News A Super Mario Orchestra Concert Has Been Announced For Japan
Please come to the west!
A Super Mario orchestra concert has been announced for Japan, scheduled to take place this September in Nintendo's home city of Kyoto. The show is called ‘Koopa is the Protagonist!’, referring, of course, to Bowser who is known as 'Koopa' in Japan, and will be taking place at the KYOTO CMEX 2018 on both the...
News Shenmue Composer Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Has Made An F-Zero Medley For Smash Bros. Ultimate
Have a listen
The Switch may still be lacking any juicy F-Zero action at present (and possibly always will) but one game that will proudly feature our much-loved Captain Falcon is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With both the character and stages based on the franchise often found within Smash Bros. games, we're usually treated to a slice or...
Random Jam Out To This Bluegrass Rendition of Pokémon Red And Blue's "Team Rocket Hideout" Song
A classic game tune, reinvented
The Hit Points are a musical group made up of a bunch of talented individuals who specialise in bluegrass performances. If you haven't heard of this genre before, it's derived from American roots music. In the above video, you can listen to the group performing the “Team Rocket Hideout” Pokémon song...
News Three Kirby Soundtracks Are Now Available For Streaming
Take your pick
Over it’s multi-decade run, the Kirby series has accrued quite a collection of memorable tunes, many of which get revisited time and again in latter releases. Indeed, there’s a certain kind of wondrous playfulness to much of Kirby’s music; there’s nothing else out there quite like it. In celebration of this long musical...
News Streets Of Rage Composer Yuzo Koshiro Is Contributing To 198X's Soundtrack
Five new tracks in total
Legendary video game composer Yuzo Koshiro is creating new music for 198X, which is currently on Kickstarter. The 2D title - which is slated for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch release - mixes five different games styles, including shmup, arcade racer and scrolling fighter. It has a funding goal of £42,683 and has...
Random Ariana Grande Has Recreated Her Single 'No Tears Left To Cry' Using Nintendo Labo
Update: Watch the full performance here
Update: Here's the full performance: Original Story: We've all seen how amazing Labo's piano is, but the sheer brilliance of this setup is going to get a wider audience thanks to NBC's The Tonight Show. Pop superstar Ariana Grande has recorded a segment along with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots...
Music Gotta Go Fast With This Sega Fest Sonic DJ Set
One hour of upbeat Sonic themes
Sega has never been one to shy away from delivering great entertainment at fan experiences, so if you want to start your week right we suggest you give this DJ set a spin. For nearly one hour, DJ Tomoya Ohtani spins some iconic music themes from decades of Sonic The Hedgehog video game history and is eventually...
Weirdness Watch In Horror As A Game Boy Gets Tortured In The Name Of Music
Warning: Some Game Boys were harmed in the making of this video
The humble Game Boy has long been used as a musical instrument by chiptune enthusiasts, but this latest audio "hack" really doesn't just take the biscuit - it steals the entire jar and gobbles them all down in one go. YouTuber LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER - who does loa
News Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Is Getting Its Own CD Soundtrack
Splatoon 2's upcoming Octo Expansion DLC is getting its own soundtrack album in Japan, it has been revealed. The album - which launches on July 18th in Japan - will come with two CDs. One will contains tracks from Octo Expansion, in addition to new songs which have been added to the core game via software updates. The second CD...
News Scare Yourself Silly With The Official DOOM Soundtrack Release On Vinyl And CD
Pre-orders available now
Laced Records, in partnership with Bethesda Softworks, has announced that the DOOM Original Game Soundtrack will make its physical form debut on vinyl and CD this summer. The release will be available in four formats, spanning a Deluxe Double CD ($15), Double Vinyl with 20 favourite tracks selected by the developers ($35),...
Music There's A Secret Of Mana Folk Album And It's Beautiful
The soundtrack to Secret of Mana has to rank as one of the best ever committed to silicon, with stirring battle songs rubbing shoulders with soothing lullabies and bittersweet tunes. Hiroki Kikuta's work remains masterful, even after all these years. We didn't think it could get much better, but it seems we were wrong - if you take...