Posted on September 02 2017 by Kristen G. Rosario
If you have ever played a single Rare game from the 90s, chances are you heard the musical stylings of one Grant Kirkhope. Widely considered to be one of the more underrated video game composers, Kirkhope has made a lot of gamers’ childhoods sound amazing. It should come as no surprise that even he wants to work on one of the next titles in the Zelda series.
This game composer recently sat down with GamesMaster to talk about his work on Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. During the interview Kirkhope explains how he would love to work on music for a game in the Zelda series. This is mainly due to the fact that his favorite game of all-time is A Link to the Past. Grant doubts though if he’ll ever be able to get a chance to work on Zelda.
I’d love to get on to Zelda, I think. I’ve got to get to touch Zelda somehow. And I can’t imagine it would ever happen, but I would love to mess around with that… my favorite game of all time is Zelda: Link To The Past on the Super NES, that’s without a doubt my favorite game… the soundtrack to that is awesome. That little dungeon tune you have in there, it’s only like a 30-second loop, but you never get tired of hearing it, it’s just so fantastic. And the main theme is just the best in the world, right? It’s just like, I’d love to, that’s never going to happen, right? But Zelda would be awesome. To get to touch something like Zelda would be amazing.
Kingdom Battle isn’t Kirkhope’s first time working on a first-party Nintendo game either. Aside from the newest Mario game, Grant has also worked on music for Donkey Kong, as well as Star Fox. I have heard a lot of his work in early Rare games and I think that talent would be great for a future Zelda title.
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Source: GamesMaster (via Nintendo Everything)