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Last year The Pokémon Company started releasing soundtracks from the past Pokémon games to iTunes. Now the soundtrack for the 2007 Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is available.
The soundtrack features the re-orchestrated music originally composed by Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose, and Morikazu Aoki, according to the press release. The 149 total tracks vary in length, from the four-second sound bite for leveling up, to the ending theme that comes in at about four and a half minutes.
Next, The Pokémon Company is planning on releasing the soundtracks for Pokémon Black and White, and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. Previous to this, it released soundtracks for Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen, Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, and Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
You can get the entire soundtrack for $9.99 off iTunes, or $0.99 for individual tracks.
Our TakeI think it's great that this exists for the fans who really enjoy the music in Pokémon, but I hope this trend finds its way to other Nintendo franchises as well. It would be interesting to see them release soundtracks for the franchises that are better known for their music, like Zelda or Donkey Kong.
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