Posted on June 02 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
While we’re all going on about a leaked Skyward Sword song, we’ve overlooked the official confirmation that Skyward sword is actually going to be orchestrated. Initially Miyamoto said it “wasn’t necessary at the time”, but also said that “Nintendo couldn’t do what it did with Galaxy 2 and not do the same with the next Zelda” – which is so true.
Well, in the same Iwata Asks that the orchestrated track for Ocarina of Time 3D was revealed, Skyward Sword is confirmed to be orchestrated. Interview segment below.
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.