Back in January, during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017, Nintendo revealed Xenoblade Chronicles 2, a “sequel” to the acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii. We don’t know much about the game, though we do know who is composing the music for it:
- Yasunori Mitsuda
- ACE (Tomori Kudo, CHiCO)
- Kenji Hiramatsu
- Manami Kiyota
And a few days ago, Yasunori Mitsuda (who seems to be the main composer) posted a message on his official blog. He doesn’t reveal anything about the game itself (not that he would be allowed to anyway!), but does share a few details about the music.
He explains that he’s the one taking care of the music scores, and with a total of 5 composers, it most certainly is no small feat. And the rest of blog post shows that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is going to have quite the soundtrack, with lots of track. This comes as no surprise, since Xenoblade Chronicles itself had a total of 91 tracks, for 4:46.09 of music (on 4CDs), and its “sequel” is bound to have the same volume of tracks.
Speaking of the soundtrack, we recently learned that Anúna would provide vocals for 4 of the tracks (click here for more details).
Here’s the message from Yasunori Mitsuda in full, as translated by Ash:
I have a lot of recording waiting for me at the end of this month.
It’s of course for that Xeno-something title.
This time we have five composers, including myself.
I am the one who has to take care of all the (music) scores though,
and I have a feeling I’ll end up with an enormous number of them.
I might need to hire someone to get it all done on time （^^;）
This picture only shows about 1/4.
And that’s only half of the complete number of tracks, so there’s still a lot to do.
We’ll just have to take it one step at a time, working slowly but steadily.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch) comes out later this year, worldwide.
Source: Yasunori Mitsuda
A big thanks to Ash for the translation!