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Valkyria Revolution: How Yasunori Mitsuda Composed the Main Theme & Soundtrack

Pre-orders for Valkyria Revolution are now live at PlayStation Store. New behind-the-scenes video details the creation of its stunning main theme.

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Hello! This is Andrew Davis, Associate Localization Producer at SEGA of America, Inc., and today I’m excited to introduce the lush orchestral soundtrack for Valkyria Revolution!

For this game, we had the honor of working with the legendary composer Yasunori Mitsuda. Known to video game fans for his classic scores, Mitsuda-san is a 25-year industry veteran and currently heads his own studio producing music for games, anime, film, TV, live concerts, and countless other projects.

As the world of Valkyria Revolution is loosely based on 19th-century Europe, Mitsuda-san chose to arrange his soundtrack for a full symphony orchestra, and we’re happy to report that every background piece you’ll hear as you’re playing was a live concert-hall recording of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Electronic music is great, but there’s a scope and texture you can only get from live ensembles, and coupled with the emotionally-charged melodies Mitsuda-san is known for, I expect players will be swept into a sensation of “classy, cinematic drama” they don’t often get from video games. (If you set the controller down and just bliss out to the music for a bit, I certainly won’t blame you.)

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Special guest this time on the soundtrack is previous Mitsuda collaborator Sarah Àlainn. A talented, multilingual Australian-Japanese singer with a voice spanning over 3 octaves, Sarah contributed her lyrics and haunting voice to several songs throughout Valkyria Revolution. If you hear an ethereal chorus of angels chanting in Latin—guess what, that’s all Sarah!

Valkyria Revolution will be launching in the Americas on June 27 for both PS4 and PS Vita. As a reminder, pre-orders and limited launch copies of the physical PS4 game will ship as the “Vanargand Edition,” which comes with a bonus 12-track CD of selections from Yasunori Mitsuda’s soundtrack (along with a nifty pin of the Vanargand coat of arms), so if you’re a longtime Mitsuda fan like me, this is the one to get. Oh, and PS4 digital pre-orders are now live! If you end up going the digital pre-order route, you’ll get extra goodies such as The Formation of Vanargand and The Ring of Contract DLC content, 30 ragnite shards, a collection of special ragnite to use in combat (Time Flux+, Heal Field+, Fall Earth+, and Shine Calibur+), and the PlayStation exclusive “The Princess and the Valkyria” theme.

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Until next time, enjoy the music!

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jasondm300 said:

May 31st, 8:05 am

Mitsuda-San composed one of the greatest pieces in video game history (To Far Away Times from Chrono Trigger). An incredible composer and the game looks fantastic. Already got my copy coming day one

infamousgodV2_0 said:

May 31st, 8:14 am

Cant wait to play this on my xbox 1. Im surprise to see on there.

cusman said:

May 31st, 8:16 am

My copy is pre-ordered from Amazon

american_36 said:

May 31st, 8:51 am

No offense, but if I was in it for Mitsuda I would buy the soundtrack and not the game-.- that said, I still hope the game will be good enough for me…I just don’t have enough info yet to make an informed decision

Kishnabe said:

May 31st, 8:59 am

Wish the Vita version was Physical.

Love Valkyrie Chronicles, will jump into this.

    d_garnica said:

    June 1st, 4:04 pm

    i wish it was a cross buy or at least make a bundle for the ps4/ps vita

Jetexteen said:

May 31st, 9:13 am

Why can Utawarerumono get a physical vita but not this game. Thought valkyria series are more well known in the west.

yopo_jake said:

May 31st, 10:22 am

Pre-ordered it from best buy to get the special shoes edition. Kind of sucks to tell gamers, get the digital or don’t get this theme. #faceslap

Souledge94 said:

May 31st, 10:36 am

I got it pre ordered already. Though I feel it sucks we dont get the theme unless we digital it.

gus_xl said:

May 31st, 10:43 am

I’m really looking forward to playing this game. Thanks for all your hard work.

GrumpyFelo said:

May 31st, 1:58 pm

Man, kinda sucks when u want the theme but still want the digital copy

    GrumpyFelo said:

    May 31st, 1:59 pm

    i mean the hard copy

KazeEternal said:

May 31st, 3:52 pm

Always nice to hear Yasunori Mitsuda music in games. Xenosaga Episode 1, Xenogears, Chrono Cross, Chrono Trigger still ring as some of my favorites. It is honestly one of the things I’m looking forward to most about Valkyria Revolution.

whereymyconary said:

June 1st, 3:41 pm

Swear! I didn’t know this was going to be on the Vita… That changes things… I want sound track… But Vita… but Digital… Swear

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