One feature I’m especially excited about in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is the inclusion of a remastered soundtrack. Thus far, we have only heard a small handful of the redone musical score and I’m already itching to hear the rest. However, that is not to say that the Wii original’s OST is anything short of amazing. Case in point, the recent preview of Colony 9’s new theme reveals some touched up instrumentation and extra musical bits that really breathe new life into the original melody, but the original version has a certain ruggedness to it that the remastered track doesn’t boast. I was already content settling with the remastered soundtrack alone for the Xenoblade Chronicles rerelease coming to Switch next month. But, this new reveal leaves me absolutely giddy; Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will feature both the score from the 2010 Wii original and the remastered soundtrack!
? Kick back and enjoy the re-recorded Colony 9 theme from #XenobladeChronicles: Definitive Edition. Choose from either the original or remastered soundtrack when your adventure starts 29 May! pic.twitter.com/dvb703yYjE
— Nintendo AU NZ (@NintendoAUNZ) April 24, 2020
The Nintendo AU NZ Twitter account dropped this new tidbit of info earlier this morning. With two soundtracks, purists of the synthesized original over the live orchestrated remaster can freely alternate if they don’t like a certain rearrangement; a newcomer who didn’t play the Wii or New 3DS versions of Xenoblade Chronicles can also sample the original score they missed out on.
Are you happy with this new feature in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition? Will you stick with the remaster or play through the game with the original score for maximum nostalgia? Which track in the original soundtrack was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!