Sometimes, there are video game soundtracks that catch our interest and Daemon X Machina falls into that category. Daemon X Machina is a mecha action game that was released for the Nintendo Switch on September 13, 2019. The reason for our interest is that it features the design work of Shoji Kawamori. You know, the guy who worked on anime like the Macross franchise as well as Aquarion and Escaflowne. Given Kawamori’s involvement, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the animation work was done by Satelight. The other staffer of note is Producer Kenichiro Tsukuda, who worked on the Armored Core franchise.
Although our focus is on the music, we appreciate a good CD release here, and I was curious to see what the soundtrack release offered. The cover art depicts a mercenary and the mecha unit called the Arsenal. Inside, you can reach through thoughts from the game’s composers as well as its core staff members: Producer Kenichiro Tsukuda, Director Ken Karube, and Co-Director Ken Awata. It’s just a shame that they’re all written in Japanese, so there’s no way I can get a good translation at my disposal.
So with that, here’s the unboxing we did of the game’s soundtrack.
So it’s not bad! The game consists of 45 tracks, spread across 3 discs. But the key lies in the music staff, most of whom work with Namco-Bandai.
- Junichi Nakatsuru – Credits include Soul Calibur and Ace Combat.
- Rio Hamamoto – Prolific work for the Tekken franchise and Soul Calibur.
- Toaki Usami – idolm@ster credits
- Mitsuhiro Kitadani – Both idolm@ster and Ace Combat 7
Needless to say, that’s a pretty strong group of composers. With that in mind, I’m going to gamble and say that Daemon X Machina’s soundtrack will align closer to Ace Combat than idolm@ster, so expect a lot of rock or epic string orchestra to sweep you through the conflict. Either way, I’ll look to have a review up in about a week or so, so you can pore through what I really think of this release.
DAEMON X MACHINA Original Soundtrack
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