Say bye-bye to the midi and all-sampled instrument soundtracks we have learned to accept in the past. At the Nintendo Roundtable yesterday evening, Mr. Miyamoto confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will mark the first time an orchestral soundtrack will grace a Zelda game.
Or did he?
During the Q&A session, a question was put to Shigeru Miyamoto about the music of Skyward Sword, whether it would have orchestral music or not. Miyamoto sidestepped the question a bit and said “I don’t think we could do what we did with Mario Galaxy 2 and not try to match that with Zelda.”
While this is not a clear-cut “yes” it certainly can be read as such.