The Legend of Zelda franchise is well known for their amazing music. Featuring iconic tracks including ‘Lost woods‘ and ‘Gerudo Valley‘ from Ocarina of Time alongside the nice background music of Breath of the Wild, we imagine many composers would no doubt feel a bit overwhelmed about adding to the franchise’s stunning back catalog.
One man who feels he’s up to the task, however, is Shoji Meguro, Atlus’ esteemed sound director. Character series, who worked on the franchise until his departure in 2021. Speak with nintendoHe rented Xenoblade Chronicles and fire emblem before clearly stating his desire to write music for The Legend of Zelda:
“nintendo: Since we are a page specializing in Nintendo, we want to ask you this: If the opportunity to compose the soundtrack of a Nintendo video game presented itself, which franchise would you like it to be?
Shoji Meguro: This is a difficult question. If I was guided by my favorite global feeling, I would have to say Xenoblade Chronicles. But it’s hard to put Fire Emblem aside… Although, I would love to write songs for a Zelda game!”
Admittedly, the prospect of Meguro working on a franchise like The Legend of Zelda is extremely slim at best, especially since the creator currently has an asset. Startup project on my way to a new project called ‘Guns Darkness’which has reached its initial funding goal of £25,498 (converted from Japanese yen) with a total of £81,257 at the time of writing.
Still, it’s good to know that if Nintendo ever finds itself at a loss when it comes to music composition, it looks like Shoji Meguro might be ready to lend a hand!
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