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Iwata Asks feature on Ocarina of Time sound confirms orchestral soundtrack for Skyward Sword

The following information comes from the latest Iwata Asks feature…

Yokota: I’ve been steeped in The Legend of Zelda this past year.

Iwata: Stepped in Zelda?

Yokota: I only worked on The Legend of Zelda. Two games at the same time!

Iwata: Huh? Two at the same time? I didn’t know that!

Yokota: One was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and the other is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Iwata: After development of Super Mario Galaxy 2 ended?

Yokota: Yes. That’s about the time. At the E3 last year, when we were going to exhibit The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the first time, we talked about using orchestral music. But (Shigeru) Miyamoto-san said it wasn’t necessary.

Iwata: We were going to have attendees of last year’s E3 try out the new game’s operability, so he said orchestral music wasn’t necessary right away.

Yokota: Right. Then, toward the end of summer break, they finally decided to put in orchestral music and I joined the development team.

Iwata: You’re sort of the orchestration director for the Legend of Zelda music, aren’t you?

Yokota: Yes. I was in charge of the orchestral songs for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as well.

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