Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #10: Original Soundtrack

On November 14th, the official website of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was updated in Japan, adding a new section: Production Notes. It’s a blog-like section, where members of the development team will come discuss various aspects of the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Production Notes #10: Original Soundtrack

The latest Production Notes blog post for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is from Yasunori Mitsuda. Since he’s the main composer, you’ve probably already guessed what he came to talk about… that’s right: the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Original Soundtrack album!

It’s been three months since the game was originally released (already!), and he points out that many people have been playing it worldwide, which is something he’s pretty happy about. And since DLC is still rolling, the “Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Fever” isn’t over yet.

And it’s especially true for players who really like the music of the game, because Yasunori Mitsuda came to announce that the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Original Soundtrack album would be released on May 23rd in Japan!

The soundtrack will be available in 4 formats:

  • USB Deluxe Edition
  • Deluxe Edition
  • Regular Edition
  • Digital edition (iTunes, more): mp3 and high quality format (FLAC or equivalent)

The soundtrack album includes no less than 105 tracks, for about 5 hours and 30 minutes of music. The Deluxe Editions include some bonus tracks, including 5 piano arrangements by Ivan Linn, 16 jingles… a total of 126 tracks! Also, they come with a 120 page booklet.

The reason there’s a USB Deluxe Edition is because of the large number of tracks, and they needed to find a smart way to store all of them. Of course, they did think of people who just want everything on discs instead, which is why there’s also a “regular” Deluxe Edition.

Here’s a preview video for the soundtrack album (be careful of spoilers!):

Some details about the music:

  • USB Edition: 48khz / 24bit
  • CD Edition: 44.1khz / 16bit
  • Digital Edition: 96khz / 24bit (high quality version)

And here’s some of the artists who contributed to the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Original Soundtrack: ANÚNA, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava Symphony Choir, Ivan Linn, and many more.

Finally, here’s details about the various editions:

Type A: Luxury USB Music Complete Edition (2 000 units only)

  • Price: 18 000 Yen + taxes
  • Format: USB
  • Music contents: all 126 tracks (including the 105 tracks from the “main” album, 16 jingles, 5 piano arrangements)
  • Contents:
    • Core Crystal USB (serial numbered, engraved on it). Size: W48mm / H92mm / D7mm. Size (cap): W30mm / H20mm / D7mm. This collector’s item was created in close collaboration with Monolith Soft
    • special box
    • booklet (120 pages)
    • piano score
    • message card

Type B: Luxury CD Music Complete Edition

  • Price: 7 800 Yen
  • Format: CD
  • Music contents: all 126 tracks (including the 105 tracks from the “main” album, 16 jingles, 5 piano arrangements)
  • Contents:
    • special box
    • booklet (120 pages)
    • piano score
    • message card

Type C: Regular Edition

  • Price: 4 500 Yen + taxes
  • Format: CD
  • Music contents: all 105 tracks from the “main” album
  • Contents:
    • booklet (12 pages)

Type D: Digital Edition

  • Price: 200 Yen (individual tracks) / 4 500 Yen (full album)
  • Digital stores: iTunes, Google Play Music, Amazon, mora, RecoChoku, animelo mix
  • Digital stores (high-quality version): mora, e-onkyo music, RecoChoku, music.jp

NB: this edition will be available for purchase outside Japan, and more precisely in all the countries where Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was released.

Pre-order links:

The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: Nintendo / Procyon Studio (Twitter)


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