Hold onto your windsock caps. Shigeru Miyamoto may have hinted that this would be the case long ago, but Nintendo has recently confirmed the fact that Skyward Sword will feature a soundtrack that is, from top to bottom, fully orchestrated. Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the first Nintendo game to have this as a prominent feature, and apparently Miyamoto fell in love with the result and was no longer strictly satisfied by just slapping together MIDI tunes on the big television any longer.
What will be interesting to see is whether or not this means that the dynamic chords and percussive additions to the MIDI music that were present in games like Wind Waker will still be present; despite me agreeing wholeheartedly that Zelda deserves a symphony, it would be hard if I would lose the extra trills and chord hits every time I struck an enemy.
What say you? Are you pleased, or do you think this is overkill? Let us know in the comments below!