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RPGFan Music: Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMix Re-Orchestrated by the Video Game Orchestra
Shota Nakama and his crew have given the all-star treatment to the classic music; plus, an official soundtrack announcement!
06.17.14 - 3:47 PM

Earlier this year, we conducted an interview with the excellent Shota Nakama, creator of the Video Game Orchestra. While at E3 2014, we heard from Kingdom Hearts co-director Tai Yasue that Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMix would feature over 90 re-recorded songs with live-instrumentation and a 40-piece string orchestra. As fate would have it, the VGO has just recently announced that they in fact are responsible for the reworked music, taking over the duties performed by gaQdan in I.5 ReMix.

The VGO and SoundtRec Boston (the recording division of the former) was re-orchestrated by Nakama and is being mixed by audio engineer Falk Au Yeong. The new tracks have been officially announced to be from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, with no word on whether or not Birth by Sleep HD or the re:Coded cutscene movie will be seeing a similar treatment. However, given the relatively limited number of re-orchestrated tracks in the first HD remaster collection's non-numbered titles, it seems likely that the majority of the new music will be found primarily (or entirely) in Kingdom Hearts II.

Additionally, Square Enix have also announced that a commercial release of the remastered music is forthcoming, so stay tuned in the coming weeks for more details!


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