Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Official Soundtrack Announced

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Players will finally be able to bring the entire soundtrack to Xenoblade Chronicles 2 wherever they go. Announced in their latest Production Notes post with composer Yasunori Mitsuda, the official Xenoblade Chronicles 2 soundtrack releases in Japan on May 23rd.

The soundtrack will be 5 and a half hours long with 105 tracks, though a Deluxe Edition will be available that bumps up the total number of tracks to 126. These extra tracks include five piano arrangements by Ivan Linn. The Deluxe Edition includes a 120 page booklet, a special box, piano score, and the option of being either in CD or a USB format. Of course, you will also be able to get the soundtrack digitally.

Translated by Perfectly-Nintendo, here is a list of audio quality, people involved with the official soundtrack, and details for each special edition:

Some details about the music:

  • USB Edition: 48khz / 24bit
  • CD Edition: 44.1khz / 16bit
  • Digital Edition: 96khz / 24bit (high quality version)

And here’s some of the artists who contributed to the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Original Soundtrack: ANÚNA, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava Symphony Choir, Ivan Linn, and many more.

Finally, here’s details about the various editions:

Type A: Luxury USB Music Complete Edition (2 000 units only)

  • Price: 18 000 Yen + taxes
  • Format: USB
  • Music contents: all 126 tracks (including the 105 tracks from the “main” album, 16 jingles, 5 piano arrangements)
  • Contents:
    • Core Crystal USB (serial numbered, engraved on it). Size: W48mm / H92mm / D7mm. Size (cap): W30mm / H20mm / D7mm. This collector’s item was created in close collaboration with Monolith Soft
    • special box
    • booklet (120 pages)
    • piano score
    • message card

Type B: Luxury CD Music Complete Edition

  • Price: 7 800 Yen
  • Format: CD
  • Music contents: all 126 tracks (including the 105 tracks from the “main” album, 16 jingles, 5 piano arrangements)
  • Contents:
    • special box
    • booklet (120 pages)
    • piano score
    • message card

Type C: Regular Edition

  • Price: 4 500 Yen + taxes
  • Format: CD
  • Music contents: all 105 tracks from the “main” album
  • Contents:
    • booklet (12 pages)

Type D: Digital Edition

  • Price: 200 Yen (individual tracks) / 4 500 Yen (full album)
  • Digital stores: iTunes, Google Play Music, Amazon, mora, RecoChoku, animelo mix
  • Digital stores (high-quality version): mora, e-onkyo music, RecoChoku, music.jp

Pre-order links:

Neither Nintendo of Europe nor Nintendo of America have mentioned if they plan on bringing the soundtrack to the West, but here’s hoping we’ll at least see it on iTunes or the Google Play Store. Importing is always an option as well.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.