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News ► KINGDOM HEARTS III Original Soundtrack releasing November 11, 2020!



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It's certainly a practice I've become accustomed to with Square. As it stands I'm withholding on FFVII: Remake's soundtrack with the intention of buying an OST Plus down the line. Even then, there's a possibility that some things may still be cut or retailer exclusive.

Just going by past procedures, anything strictly cutscene related has the highest chance of getting chopped.
Last time I remember them doing an OST Plus was friggin FF9. And that was, go figure, the cutscene music. Plus extra, unused tracks. Nothing cut iirc. Don't know if they've done others since. I've certainly never heard of retail exclusive tracks, that sounds awful.

There really is no logic to cutting cutscene cues though. The composers put just as much effort into those as anything else, what possible purpose does it serve to exclude them?
 

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Last time I remember them doing an OST Plus was friggin FF9. And that was, go figure, the cutscene music. Plus extra, unused tracks. Nothing cut iirc. Don't know if they've done others since. I've certainly never heard of retail exclusive tracks, that sounds awful.

There really is no logic to cutting cutscene cues though. The composers put just as much effort into those as anything else, what possible purpose does it serve to exclude them?
In name only XIII was the last I recall receiving an OST Plus, and that was only to add tracks that had made it into official trailers, but was stuff that wasn't used in game, etc.

XV naturally received additional soundtracks for the additional games, DLC, etc.

VII:R's has straight omitted some of my favorite in-game tracks.

I would venture to say the cutscene score takes MORE time and care, because you have to be aware of the dialouge, the shifts in tone as the plot progresses; it ebbs and flows as the scene dictates, rather than having a static track (say, the field theme) swath over everything.
 

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In name only XIII was the last I recall receiving an OST Plus, and that was only to add tracks that had made it into official trailers, but was stuff that wasn't used in game, etc.

XV naturally received additional soundtracks for the additional games, DLC, etc.

VII:R's has straight omitted some of my favorite in-game tracks.

I would venture to say the cutscene score takes MORE time and care, because you have to be aware of the dialouge, the shifts in tone as the plot progresses; it ebbs and flows as the scene dictates, rather than having a static track (say, the field theme) swath over everything.
Yes, like Cosmo Canyon, that epic choral Those Chosen by the Planet, the chapter 14 resolution scene themes, off the top of my head. So I'm a little concerned for KH3. If they plan to release subsequent albums, then of course the omissions are more understandable. But if they never do, then it just makes no sense.
 

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It is called the Kingdom Hearts 3 Original Soundtrack 😅
Actually it's not, the full title is "KINGDOM HEARTS - III, II.8, Unchained χ & Union χ [Cross] - Original Soundtrack". But nobody can really be bothered to type the whole thing out every time lol
 
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