Animal Crossing’s Composer Is Working On The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

by Robert Workman


With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild due for release this year, all eyes are on Nintendo for new information on the forthcoming title. We’re likely to learn more next week, when the company’s official Nintendo Switch presentation takes place on January 12th. But in the meantime, we’ve got some good news about the game, pertaining mainly to its soundtrack.

The company has confirmed that the soundtrack for Breath of the Wild will be composed by Manaka Kataoka, who’s been hard at work on songs for Nintendo games over the past ten years. She’s previously contributed to Zelda games in the past, including the soundtrack to the DS hit Spirit Tracks, and her resume also includes being the lead composer for the Animal Crossing games, including New Leaf and City Folk.

Though it hasn’t been formally announced just yet, the soundtrack to Breath of the Wild should be released shortly after the game arrives, which is currently slated for sometime this spring. An exact date hasn’t been given, but somewhere around the game’s release would be a pretty safe bet.

We’ll have more Breath of the Wild information as it comes here. But the soundtrack should be pretty sweet stuff, based on Kataoka’s repertoire.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will debut on Wii U and Nintendo Switch sometime this year.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.