Epoch, genre, and control defining video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, is at last getting something it has long lacked:
Full orchestral treatment of its music.
Only it’s not happening in the game, but is being released as its own collectable vinyl record.
And no, it does not feature Link singing on it.
Composer Koji Kondo’s original score for the Ocarina of Time, has been re-recorded with the full 64-piece orchestra treatment.
Cue nods to, and memories of the N64…
The soundtrack record is being released by iam8bit, and should now be available for pre-order.
The album comes in glorious gatefold form, an artwork and work of art collaboration by Ryan Brinkerhoff and the Materia Collective. Featuring the Triforce stamped in gold-foil and a die-cut ocarina window. As for the records themselves, they have been pressed on 180-gram heavyweight green and purple Rupee-coloured vinyl.
A Q2 2017 release date with worldwide shipping is expected.
Pre-orders of the Hero of Time will receive the digital soundtrack in Q1 2017.
Apart from having his own soundtrack, even the Skull Kid has got to be happy with that.
About the only thing seemingly not included is the Scarecrow’s Song.
Feature Image Credit: iam8bit