Posted on July 21 2021 by David Nystrom
In video game trailers, Zelda games especially, one of the things that usually stands out is the music. Without a doubt, one of the best parts of the latest trailer for the upcoming Breath of the Wild sequel was the music that kicked in once we saw Link falling through the sky. The music was bombastic, filled with nostalgia for its predecessors, and truly set the tone of a grand and epic adventure.
Over on YouTube, creator MegaBaz released a really unique take on the song from the teaser; an 8-bit rendition. This retro de-make, if you will, takes the powerful theme and transforms it into something we could envision coming out of our Game Boys or Super Nintendos. Clocking in at just shy of a minute, it’s short but captures the mood perfectly.
I for one am a huge fan of these de-make style renditions. Whether it’s creating artwork from modern games in the retro style or recreating contemporary soundtracks with classic beeps and tones of the bygone generation. I’m particularly fond of the ending of this piece when they tease “Zelda’s Lullaby.” I think it sounds fantastic.
What did you think of this cover? Would you want to check out more pieces like this? Do you have any specific hopes for the sequel’s music? Let us know in the comments below or chat about it over in our discord!