ReMix: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild "The Champion of Hyrule" 3:30

By RoeTaKa

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Arranging the music of 3 songs from 3 games (view all)...

"Main Theme", "Title", "Zelda's Theme"

Primary Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 2017, SWTCH), music by Hajime Wakai, Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata

Posted 2018-03-27, evaluated by the judges panel


A rousing & epic symphonic adventure from RoeTaKa (Alex Roe), arranging Breath of the Wild, Legend of Zelda, and Ocarina of Time in a single stirring 3'30" of pure joy? Why yes, that sounds lovely - sign us up!

Arrangement breakdown

  • :0:00 - Zelda "Overworld" fanfare
  • 0:10 - "Breath of the Wild"
  • 1:00 - Zelda "Overworld"
  • 1:22 - Ocarina of Time "Princess Zelda"
  • 1:42 - Some "Breath of the Wild" interpretation
  • 2:02 - "Breath of the Wild" (to finish)

"It's been a few months since I've released anything. Man, it doesn't really feel like it! This year has been flying by. So many great games have come out and I've had lots of ideas for remixes.

I just finished Zelda a couple of days ago and it was amazing. The Switch is cool too... I just want a reason to use it more, it's gonna collect dust for months now! I came to this game without much expectation besides the trailers that were shown. It's been a long time since I've really gotten into a Zelda game. I played A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS, which was really good, but it was like a really cool nostalgia game with a twist. Breath of the Wild reminded me of how much fun it is to just go on an adventure and be filled with surprise and adoration for everything in the world. I finished it and just wanted it to last a little longer (even though I played nearly 100 hours), so doing a remix was the next best thing!

I made one Zelda remix once -- it was really bad, haha. Though I do remember it doing decently in the SoundClick video game charts... I don't know why! It was a poor attempt to mimic something like Disco Dan's "Triforce Majeure," and to that extent also zircon's work inspired by that remix. "Triforce Majeure" is a really iconic remix. I'm listening to it now and it reminds me of the good old days.

The idea behind this remix came to me as I was playing Breath of the Wild. It seems there's some mixed opinions on the soundtrack and many Zelda fans miss having the epic and exciting music the series usually offers for its overworld and other locations. So I was inspired to take the main theme of the game and give it a somewhat overworld style. It was really fun to add some classic Zelda into the mix. They're sources I've never touched, so it was exciting to try and make them sound authentic with these samples. I also rarely use woodwinds, so this was a good opportunity to play with those a little. I had a great time making this so I hope you all enjoy it too!"

I think Alex really nailed the concept of "Overworldifying" the main BotW theme while also working in classic Zelda melodies and maintaining a rich, grand symphonic sound. I also dig that he worked piano in, as it's rather crucial to the BotW feel. Judges were unanimous in their approval, though some felt levels were a bit hot & that reverb might have been applied too generously. Those types of nits are never gonna stand in the way of a piece this mighty, though. Liontamer writes:

"...the arrangement was lovely, and I disagreed with Chimpa on the pacing or tempo feeling rushed. Nearly everything clicked well, and the energy and creativity in the orchestral approach were strong."

Production might not be quite as tight as some of Roe's Dark Souls work, but I also think there's a different aesthetic to that series compared to Zelda, and that might be coloring relative expectations a bit. TL;DR version of writeup: GREAT work from Alex, says so much & goes so far in 3.5 minutes that it's both inspired AND inspiring!

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Discussion

Latest 2 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Uffe von Lauterbach
on 2018-03-28 01:43:15

Very inspiring and emotional. What a great composition.

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Liontamer
on 2018-03-27 11:29:05

What did you think? Post your opinion of this ReMix.

Sources Arranged (3 Songs, 3 Games)


Primary Game:
(, , )
Music by
Songs:
Additional Game:
The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986, NES)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Title"
Additional Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 2017, WIIU)
Music by Hajime Wakai, Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata
Songs:
"Main Theme"
Additional Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo, 1998, N64)
Music by Koji Kondo
Songs:
"Zelda's Theme"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Symphonic
Mood:
Energetic, Epic
Instrumentation:
Brass, Choir, Orchestral, Piano, Strings
Additional:

File Information


Name:
Legend_of_Zelda_Breath_of_the_Wild_The_Champion_of_Hyrule_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,924,929 bytes
MD5:
56268a71bde515cb6902c42cc0045756
Bitrate:
222Kbps
Duration:
3:30

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