The Nintendo Switch and one of its star games, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild turned a year this weekend. To commemorate the occasion, Nintendo announced (via GameStop) a five disc limited edition soundtrack containing hundreds of tracks used in the game. Unfortunately, it will only be available in Japan, and it is quite expensive.
The company has already launched a soundtrack for the game, with a CD of "Sound Selections" with the Master and Special editions, but this new offer goes beyond that single album: the set of five discs will contain each of the Manaka Kataoka's 211 music tracks used in the game, as well as tracks from the game's DLC packs and the music featured in the game's launch trailers.
Nintendo will release two versions: an initial limited edition of ¥ 7,000 (around $ 66), which includes a promotional button with a built-in music player (with 15 pre-loaded tracks) and a normal edition of ¥ 5,000 (around $ 47). The soundtrack will go on sale on April 25, 2018 in Japan.
After playing for hundreds of hours in the last year and listening to the soundtrack of "Sound Selections," I would be lying if I said that at least I was not tempted to find a copy. The game has an impressive game, visual design and graphics, but the soundtrack is an integral part of the experience, and it is very well done.
Updated, March 4, 2018, at 2:30 PM: The price had originally been incorrectly converted from the Chinese yuan instead of the Japanese yen. The prices have been corrected accordingly.