Orchestral Version of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Main Theme Added to ‘Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival’ on Nintendo Switch

Fans hoped the February 2022 Nintendo Direct announcements could drop The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 news. However, the presentation came and went without any info on BOTW 2. However, fans heard a special treat when Nintendo revealed that Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival would feature an orchestral version of the iconic The Legend of Zelda Main Theme.

'Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival'  which includes an orchestral version of 'The Legend of Zelda' Main Theme
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Nintendo Direct announcements revealed an orchestral version of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Main Theme in ‘Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival’

After revealing Nintendo Switch Sports, the Nintendo Direct announcements turned to Taiko no Tatsujin songs. Rhythm game fans hoping for something similar to Rythm Heaven can find that the drum game scratches that itch with an extra Legend of Zelda flair added.

Hilariously, the first song they showed off in the trailer was none other than “Megalovania” from Toby Fox’s Undertale.

Fans hoping for BOTW 2 news in the Nintendo Direct announcements might not have gotten a release date, but Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival tossed some love to Link and Zelda.

Nintendo then revealed Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival would include an orchestral version of The Legend of Zelda Main Theme. Trumpets blared the adventurous Hyrule music over the Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Nintendo Switch trailer. It brought plenty of nostalgia to all Zelda players.

‘Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival’ renews the 1986 NES ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Main Theme with the orchestral version

Nintendo always looks for new ways to revitalize their older properties. And Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival breathes new life into the classic Legend of Zelda theme.

The theme first appeared on The Legend of Zelda NES title screen in 1986. Composed by Koji Kondo, The Legend of Zelda Main Theme became instantly recognizable.

When The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword launched during the series’ 25th anniversary, Nintendo accompanied it with Symphony of the Goddesses, a concert tour. It featured an orchestral version of The Legend of Zelda Main Theme by composer Chad Seiter.

The whole Legend of Zelda concert featured music from A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, The Wind Waker, and more.

The Koji Kondo theme appeared in some form in almost every game, from ‘Ocarina of Time’ to ‘Skyward Sword’ and ‘Breath of the Wild’

Some gaming series have a rough start. However, Nintendo had a habit of hitting things out of the park repeatedly. And then the Koji Kondo Legend of Zelda theme only proves that more.

The song plays as the overworld tune in games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Majora’s Mask. Ocarina of Time features a more subtle inclusion of The Legend of Zelda Main Theme in the Hyrule Field music.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival brings The Legend of Zelda Main Theme back with a new orchestral version of the classic Koji Kondo tune. Whether it appears in a rhythm game, Twilight Princess, or Super Smash Bros., the theme will always be iconic.

Fans can pick up the game and hear the new track later in 2022.

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