Not long now ’til The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds graces 3DS consoles worldwide and it looks like Nintendo is maintaining promotional momentum off the back of their announcement of a limited edition Triforce-themed console with this new trailer, which showcases the game’s soundtrack.
Honestly, I’m surprised that this isn’t something we’ve seen before, as music is arguably the most frequently under-appreciated facet of these games, whose combat, travel and dialogue styles are often more of a focal point. Consider the recent (and PERFECT) re-release of The Wind Waker, a game that saw young Link spend a considerable amount of time with a conductor’s baton while helping awaken the long-dormant spirits of a pair of sages, or the harp that Sheik has long made use of for the purposes of fast travel. Yeah, and there’s that whole ocarina business too, naturally.
Music in Zelda is important. It comes, in many cases, to define characters and serves to instantly create lasting residual impressions. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have four of the series’ games’ soundtracks on my iPod, and every time something comes on I’m instantly whisked off to some scenic vista or critical moment or another. This is the sort of trailer I can (and am) readily welcome (er, -ing).
Check it out below, and make sure and check out our review for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between World when it hits later this month.