Hitoshi Sakimoto’s stunning score for Valkyria Chronicles is now available worldwide for the first time
Basiscape Records today announced that composer Hitoshi Sakimoto’s orchestral soundtrackto Valkyria Chronicles is now available worldwide for the fist time. While the soundtrack originally released alongside the game in Japan, the soundtrack was never published outside of Japan, until now. Perfect timing, too. As Valkyria Chronicles Remastered just rolled onto the PlayStation 4 on May 17th!
The two-disc Valkyria Chronicles Original Soundtrack has been remastered and is now available on iTunes worldwide. You can find the soundtrack here.
“When we first started out, the development team for Valkyria Chronicles was quite small, but full of hot-blooded members with a keen fighting spirit,” reflects Sakimoto. “We really wanted to show what Japanese game developers could accomplish. While the team of course expanded over the course of development, I believe we were able to retain that love and passion until the very end. Welkin and Alicia really embody this spirit of determination. Wouldn’t we all like to love and live as strongly as they do? I see this soundtrack as a page from my youth, and I hope it resonates with fans of the game.”
If you’ve played the game, you’ll already be familiar with Hitoshi Sakimoto’s stunning soundscapes. The former Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII composer’s work on SEGA’s stunning strategy RPG includes a number of pumping military marches, touching ballads, and the Japanese vocal ballad, “Succeeded Wish” performed by vocalist and voice actress Megumi Toyoguchi. A piano solo version of “Succeeded Wish” is also included in the soundtrack as a bonus.
If this isn’t enough to sate your thirst for all things Valkyria Chronicles, be sure to check out our review of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered here.