The story of Kingdom Hearts being born of an opportunity encounter in an elevator with a game designer and a Disney consultant is certainly one of many more distinctive origin tales for a beloved franchise. The mixing of whimsical storytelling and world constructing has made for a joining level for all the best of either side of the collaboration to come together and make Kingdom Hearts one thing special, with its soundtrack being no exception.
Out there now formally by way of digital streaming platforms together with Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube Music are the whole soundtracks to Kingdom Hearts 3, 2.8, Unchained χ & Union χ [Cross]. This huge collection of music contains not solely a number of the series’ most recognizable degree themes, however its thrilling promotional material as nicely, “Easy and Clear” notably current with its brilliant and poppy Ray of Hope Combine.
Simply in time for the discharge of Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, a brand new rhythm game set on this planet of Kingdom Hearts exploring the series’ 140 plus tracks and preparations, this soundtrack collection is the right approach to put together. Included are works from long-time composers Yoko Shimomura and Takeharu Ishimoto, in addition to newer expertise to seem on a Kingdom Hearts rating equivalent to Tsuyoshi Sekito. Sequence-long vocalist for a few of Kingdom Heart’s most memorable and best-selling songs, Hikaru Utada additionally seems a number of occasions on this collection.
Gentle, plucky, and energetic preparations are joined with grand, ethereal, and at occasions outright ominous compositions on this collection, taking the listener by way of the Kingdom Hearts universe’s nostalgia-tinged neighborhoods as simply as its nightmarish and fragmented dreamscapes. The sheer vary of the sport’s music has at all times complemented its heroes in addition to Kingdom Hearts’ most sinister villains. Collectors can be excited to know that in addition to the comfort of the soundtrack by way of music streaming providers, a bodily collection can also be out there for buy spanning eight CDs in a powerful album sleeve.
Serving as a segue between the tip of Kingdom Hearts 3 and the subsequent chapter in the series, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory will facilitate that hyperlink through an interactive exploration of every installment’s soundtrack. For anybody who would relatively expertise the music in a more traditional sense, practically 4 years value of certainly one of gaming’s most unusual musically collaborative soundscapes is accessible for listening wherever music streaming providers are available.
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is now available on PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.