Grant Kirkhope Wants To Compose A ‘Legend of Zelda’ Game

Legendary video game composer Grant Kirkhope, whose most recent work is on the Ubisoft/Nintendo crossover Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, recently talked to GamesMaster about potentially working on a Legend of Zelda game.

I’d love to get on to Zelda, I think. I’ve got to get to touch Zelda somehow. And I can’t imagine it would ever happen, but I would love to mess around with that… my favorite game of all time is Zelda: Link To The Past on the Super NES, that’s without a doubt my favorite game… the soundtrack to that is awesome. That little dungeon tune you have in there, it’s only like a 30-second loop, but you never get tired of hearing it, it’s just so fantastic. And the main theme is just the best in the world, right? It’s just like, I’d love to, that’s never going to happen, right? But Zelda would be awesome. To get to touch something like Zelda would be amazing.”

This quote by Kirkhope is fascinating to me. Although Breath of the Wild was an absolute blast, a seemingly missing piece was its music. While the sounds and music fit the narrative and setting, it lacked standout tracks that make games like Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time special.

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Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.