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Hideki Kamiya shares his personal top 10 tracks from The Wonderful 101

Posted on December 27, 2016 by in Wii U

The Wonderful 101’s soundtrack will be leaving distribution by the end of the year, and the game’s director, Hideki Kamiya, has shared his personal picks for favorite tracks from the game. You can read his full thoughts and listen to sections of each song here.

While the full post is worth a read, a few of the highlights:

  • Many of the songs were fitting for the overall development, such as using the briefing music to get pumped for starting development, and one of the calmer themes from the end being helpful as they wrapped up
  • Two characters, Luka and Professor Shirogane, had their themes switched because Kamiya felt they fit better, and he even adjusted the characters slightly to better fit the themes
  • Certain tracks are reused because either development time was running thin or that it actually fit
  • One theme was changed from its original purpose because it was “way too epic to use for a measly mid-boss”
  • Some of the tracks were inspired by music or feelings from Okami, Viewtiful Joe, Resident Evil 2.
  • His final remarks on the End Credits are especially enlightening:

    This song was made at the very end of our development cycle (as I’m sure most ending credits songs are), so I remember passing certification and listening to this song while stumbling home, looking at the stars, feeling almost like an empty shell of a person, reflecting on how everything had finally ended.

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