Posted on May 26 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Somehow I doubt most of you have heard of Mahito Yokota, but he was one of Koji Kondo’s fellow composers for the Super Mario Galaxy series. In an Iwata Asks interview, Iwata sat down with both Kondo and Yokota to talk about the process of remastering the Ocarina of Time 3D soundtrack. Until we get an official translation it’s not exactly clear how far this process went – I did see the words for “orchestrated” thrown around, but even MIDIs are technically “orchestrated” so that may not mean much. They also talk about adapting the soundtrack for the 3DS’s “surround sound” speakers, so it’s possible their work only goes as far as making things sound better on the 3DS hardware.
Either way, I’m actually pretty stoked that the guy from Galaxy is working on Ocarina of Time 3D‘s sound. Oh, and did I mention that he’s also hard at work on the soundtrack for Skyward Sword as well? If he does anywhere near as good a job with Zelda as he has with Galaxy, we could be in for a truly excellent soundtrack later this year. We’ll be back to clear up how Ocarina of Time‘s soundtrack is getting fixed up when we get an official English transcript of the interview, most likely in the next couple of days.
Source: Iwata Asks