The original Live A Live is full of iconic music, and as the first project that Yoko Shimomura worked on after joining Square Enix, the soundtrack has cemented itself in video game history. That means the remake has some big shoes to fill, but from the trailers, it sounds like the music is going to be a dream.
To hype us up even more for the upcoming Live A Live remake’s music, producer (and director of the original) Takashi Tokita sat down with singer Hironobu Kageyama — who’s known for singing the openings to several shows such as Dragon Ball Z and various Sentai shows — to talk about one particularly iconic song, Go! Go! Buriki King!!, now called ‘Go! Go! Steel Titan!’ Check out the original Super Famicom version over on YouTube right here.
The new Switch remake version includes Kageyama’s vocals and some pretty over-the-top poppy lyrics; it’s ridiculous, iconic, and totally perfect. This version also includes some commentary from Tokita, Shimomura, and Kageyama. Shimomura says of this remake that players will “feel how much fun everyone had working on it”, and from this song along, we already get that feeling!
Kageyama says that when he was singing, he “was actually reminded of myself a lot back in the ’90s when I recorded a ton of songs”. We wish we were that cool back in the ”90s, Kageyama-san! Tokita also reveals that, because this is the first time Live A Live is releasing outside of Japan, Kageyama was the only choice for this particular song.
Nintendo has also released an interview between the game’s producer and the singer, where the pair talk about Go! Go! Steel Titan, their impressions of the song, and what the key aspects are. It’s a really laid-back, fun interview — Kageyama is infectious! — so give it a watch at the bottom of the article!
And, in the meantime, why not check out our early hands-on impressions with the Switch remake of Live A Live, which we are thoroughly enjoying so far.
Live A Live launches on the Switch in just over two weeks on 22nd July. Are you looking forward to hearing more about the game? Let us know!
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