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Old Nov 13, 2021, 04:01 PM
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Any idea why there hasn't been a soundtrack released for this game? I really like the music, I think it's some of the most original and creative so far!
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Old Nov 13, 2021, 04:32 PM
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Any idea why there hasn't been a soundtrack released for this game? I really like the music, I think it's some of the most original and creative so far!
The answer is quite obvious:
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Old Nov 13, 2021, 11:53 PM
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The answer is quite obvious:
You say this as if there hasn't been a soundtrack release for every main series Pokemon game for the past 20 years.
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Old Nov 14, 2021, 06:31 AM
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You say this as if there hasn't been a soundtrack release for every main series Pokemon game for the past 20 years.
Exactly. This doesn't answer my question. There are soundtracks for each main Pokémon game available, aren't there? Well, exept for the N64 ones maybe like Stadium or Snap. Also, the recently released Pokémon Snap didn't have its soundtrack. But every main entry like Red, Blue, Gold, Diamond, etc. has its soundtrack, so why not this one?

I wonder of Shining Diamond and Brilliant Pearl will receive a soundtrack. If so, then why not Sword/Shield?
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Old Nov 23, 2021, 06:27 PM
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Glad I'm not the only one wondering why there's still no official release...

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You say this as if there hasn't been a soundtrack release for every main series Pokemon game for the past 20 years.
Not only that but they're also the only Nintendo games where they bother making them officially available in the West, digitally via the iTunes Store (no physical release but it's better than nothing). Thanks GAME FREAK / The Pokémon Company I guess.

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But every main entry like Red, Blue, Gold, Diamond, etc. has its soundtrack, so why not this one?
Pokémon soundtracks were usually released close to the game's release date, but since Sword/Shield are the first Pokémon games with DLC, I thought that maybe the soundtracks will be released after the last DLC (similar to Breath of the Wild). Unfortunately, that wasn't the case even after the second DLC, and I'd be surprised if they're still planning other content updates now that BDSP and Legends Arceus are here.

One other reason could be the collaboration with an external composer (Toby Fox). I think it's the first time that it happened on a mainline series game, so maybe there are issues in terms of copyright/licensing.

I recently asked Junichi Masuda on Twitter if they're planning an official OST release as he's quite active there and semi-regularly answer to random people, but I go no answer unfortunately, even when translated in Japanese.
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One other reason could be the collaboration with an external composer (Toby Fox). I think it's the first time that it happened on a mainline series game, so maybe there are issues in terms of copyright/licensing.

I recently asked Junichi Masuda on Twitter if they're planning an official OST release as he's quite active there and semi-regularly answer to random people, but I go no answer unfortunately, even when translated in Japanese.
I don't think it's about copyright/licensing, as what I've heard, Toby Fox only contributed one song to the soundtrack (Battle Tower), in any case his involvement was minimal and they easily could have omitted that track from the official release.

Interesting about Junichi Masuda! A shame he didn't answer your question (thanks for asking him anyway!). Maybe he does reply on a later date #keepsfingerscrossed
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