New Valkyria Revolution Trailer Features Epic Soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda

The soundtrack by legendary composer Yasunori Mitsuda is one of the best aspects of Valkyria Revolution.

on May 31, 2017 12:12 PM

Today Sega released a new video of its upcoming JRPG Valkyria Revolution, which launched in Japan earlier this year with the title Valkyria: Azure Revolution.

The trailer focuses on one of the best aspects of the game, the soundtrack composed by Yasunori Mitsuda and performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

We learn that a fairly large orchestra has been used to record the score, including six first violins and three flutes, with Mitsuda-sensei mentioning that it’s unusual to get such a large ensemble in Japan for video games. This lends “richness” to the music.

According to Mitsuda-sensei, thanks to the performance of the orchestra, the score is a “powerful expression of Valkyria‘s unique world.” He intended to give the score a bit of a classical feel, making the music fall and raise seamlessly to match the action.

Yasunori Mitsuda is a legend among Japanese composers, having worked on Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Chrono Cross, Xenoblade Chronicles and many more. Currently, he’s working on the score of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Nintendo Switch.

You can check out the video below, and if you want to hear more about the game’s beautiful soundtrack, you can find more samples here.

You also can check out the latest trailer and the Vanargand Edition here, and read about the quite “interesting” description of the game by the ESRB.

Valkyria Revolution will release for PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita in North America on June 27th and in Europe on June 30th.

 /  Executive News Editor
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