Panzer Dragon Saga & Orta composer Saori Kobayashi to recreate the score for Panzer Dragoon: Remake in a manner that “respects” deceased composer Yoshitaka Azuma’s original compositions.
Panzer Dragoon series composer Saori Kobayashi has returned to provide music for the upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake.
Her involvement in the upcoming title, which was first announced at E3 2019, was confirmed in a video announcement made on the official Panzer Dragoon: Remake Twitter account which you can find below:
Saori Kobayashi, the composer of beautiful soundtracks for Panzer Dragoon games, has a message she recorded for fans at the start of the remake’s development!🎶#PanzerDragoonRemake #OST #music@BraveWaveMusic pic.twitter.com/G1RdNhF7Tc
— Panzer Dragoon: Remake (@PanzerDragoonRE) March 25, 2020
Prior to working on the beloved rail shooter franchise, Kobayashi lent her talents to Sonic Triple Trouble and NiGHTS into Dreams before composing music for the cult classic Saturn RPG Panzer Dragoon Saga alongside Mariko Nanba. She then continued producing arrangements for the series in the 2002 Xbox exclusive Panzer Dragoon Orta.
Those worried that Saori Kobayashi’s compositions for Panzer Dragoon: Remake will be a radical departure from those provided by Yoshitaka Azuma, the game’s original composer who sadly passed away in 2012 at the age of 64 due to complications related to pneumonia, need not worry.
“I will arrange the music Yoshitaka Azuma composed 25 years ago in a manner that respects Azuma’s original compositions,” she said in the announcement.
Panzer Dragoon: Remake is now available for the Switch. The game and its sequel, Panzer Dragoon Zwei: Remake, are currently in development for Xbox One, and Windows via Steam and will release at a later date. Their production is being handled by MegaPixel Studio S.A. and Polish publisher Forever Entertainment S.A., which are currently working on HD remakes of The House of the Dead 1 & 2.
So, what are your thoughts on Saori Kobayashi providing the music for the upcoming Panzer Dragoon: Remake? Do you plan on picking up this revived rail shooter when it releases later this year? Let us know in the comments below.