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The Kid Icarus: Uprising Original Soundtrack is, as the name suggests, the original soundtrack for the game Kid Icarus: Uprising. It was composed by Motoi Sakuraba, Yuzo Koshiro, Masafumi Takada, Noriyuki Iwadare, Takahiro Nishi, and Yasunori Mitsuda, which were many of the same artists who worked on Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


3 Disk Soundtrack

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Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami Original Soundtrack (新・光神話 パルテナの鏡 オリジナル・サウンドトラック) is the 3 Disk version of the soundtrack that was released in Japan by Sleigh Bells and Procyon Studio on August 21st, 2012.

First edition versions, marked by a gold sticker on the upper right-hand corner of the case, include AR Cards for the Daybreak and Pit (Revived).

The length of the first disk is 1:16:15, the length of the second disk is 1:03:59, and the length of the third disk is 1:15:53, giving it a total play time of 3:36:07.

Track List

Disc 1

#TitleTranslationIn-game English title
01オープニングOpening -
021章 パルテナ再臨Chapter 1: Palutena Second Coming Ch. 1: The Return of Palutena
031章 最初の街Chapter 1: The First TownThat First Town (Ch. 1)
04ボス戦1Boss Battle 1Boss Fight 1
052章 魔王とマグナChapter 2: Demon King and Magna Ch. 2: Magnus and the Dark Lord
062章 魔王ガイナスの城Chapter 2: Demon King Gainas's Castle Dark Lord Gaol's Castle (Ch. 2)
07マグナのテーマMagna's ThemeMagnus's Theme
083章 ヒュードラーの首Chapter 3: Hewdraw's NeckCh. 3: Heads of Hewdraw
093章 炎の街Chapter 3: Burning TownThat Burning Town (Ch. 3)
104章 死神の視線Chapter 4: The Reaper's Line of Sight Ch. 4: The Reaper's Line of Sight
114章 死神砦Chapter 4: Reaper FortressReaper Fortress (Ch. 4)
125章 パンドーラの罠Chapter 5: Pandora's Trap Ch. 5: Pandora's Labyrinth of Deceit
135章 トラップダンジョンChapter 5: Trap DungeonInto the Labyrinth (Ch. 5)
146章 黒いピットChapter 6: Black PitCh. 6: Dark Pit
156章 神殿の廃墟Chapter 6: Ruins of the TempleRuins of the Temple (Ch. 6)
16ブラックピットのテーマBlack Pit's ThemeDark Pit's Theme
177章 深海に潜む神殿Chapter 7: The Temple Hidden in the Depths of the Sea Ch. 7: The Seafloor Palace
187章 海底神殿Chapter 7: Undersea Temple At the Seafloor Palace (Ch. 7)
198章 天かける星賊船(Aルート)Chapter 8: Soaring Star Pirate Ship (A Route) Ch. 8: The Space-Pirate Ship
208章 天かける星賊船(Bルート)Chapter 8: Soaring Star Pirate Ship (B Route)
218章 星賊船Chapter 8: Star Pirate ShipIn the Space-Pirate Ship (Ch. 8)
229章 決戦! メデューサChapter 9: Decisive Battle! Medusa Ch. 9: Medusa's Final Battle
239章 冥界ガーディアンChapter 9: Underworld Guardian Underworld Gatekeeper (Ch. 9)
249章 冥府城(エントランス)Chapter 9: Underworld Castle (Entrance) Underworld Castle Entrance (Ch. 9)
25冥府城Underworld CastleUnderworld Castle (Ch. 9)
26ボス戦2Boss Battle 2Boss Fight 2
27ニセエンディングFake Ending -


Disc 2

#TitleTranslationIn-game English title
01ハデスのテーマHades's ThemeHades's Infernal Theme
0210章 願いのタネ(火山ルート)Chapter 10: The Wish Seed (Volcano Route) Ch. 10: The Wish Seed
0310章 願いのタネ(洞窟ルート)Chapter 10: The Wish Seed (Cave Route)
0410章 不死の山Chapter 10: Mountain of ImmortalityPhoenix Mountain (Ch. 10)
0511章 自然王ナチュレChapter 11: Nature Ruler Nature Ch. 11: Viridi, Goddess of Nature
0611章 初期化爆弾の森Chapter 11: Initialization Bomb Forest Reset Bomb Forest (Ch. 11)
0712章 初期化爆弾の恐怖Chapter 12: Horror of the Initialization Bomb Ch. 12: Wrath of the Reset Bomb
0812章 初期化爆弾要塞(外部) Chapter 12: Initialization Bomb Fortress (Exterior) Reset Bomb Depot Exterior (Ch. 12)
0912章 初期化爆弾要塞(内部) Chapter 12: Initialization Bomb Fortress (Interior) Reset Bomb Depot Interior (Ch. 12)
1013章 月の静寂Chapter 13: Tranquility of the MoonCh. 13: The Lunar Sanctum
1113章 月の神殿Chapter 13: Temple of the MoonAt the Sanctum (Ch. 13)
1214章 電光石火の激突Chapter 14: The Clash of Lightning Speed Ch. 14: The Lightning Battle
1314章 雷雲の庭園Chapter 14: Thundercloud Garden Thunder Cloud Temple (Ch. 14)
1415章 謎の侵略者Chapter 15: Mysterious InvadersCh. 15: Mysterious Invaders
1515章 オーラム大陸Chapter 15: Aurum ContinentAurum Island (Ch. 15)
1616章 オーラムの驚異Chapter 16: Aurum's WondersCh. 16: The Aurum Hive
1716章 オーラム要塞Chapter 16: Aurum FortressIn the Aurum Hive (Ch. 16)
1817章 新生オーラムChapter 17: Nascent AurumCh. 17: The Aurum Brain
1917章 オーラムブレイン要塞(前編)Chapter 17: Aurum Brain Fortress (First Part) To the Aurum Brain (Ch. 17)
2017章 オーラムブレイン要塞(後編)Chapter 17: Aurum Brain Fortress (Latter Part)


Disc 3

#TitleTranslationIn-game English title
0118章 三年後の街(少女)Chapter 18: Town of Three Years (Girl) Little Girl's Theme (Ch. 18)
0218章 三年後の街(犬)Chapter 18: Town of Three Years (Dog) Dog's Theme (Ch. 18)
0318章 三年の歳月Chapter 18: Time of Three YearsCh. 18: The Ring of Chaos
0419章 光の戦車Chapter 19: Chariot of LightCh. 19: The Lightning Chariot
0519章 銀河の聖域Chapter 19: The Galactic Sanctuary Lightning Chariot Base (Ch. 19)
0620章 女神の魂Chapter 20: The Soul of a GoddessCh. 20: Palutena's Temple
0720章 崩壊エンジェランドChapter 20: Collapsed Angeland Destroyed Skyword (Ch. 20)
0821章 混沌の狭間Chapter 21: Between the ChaosCh. 21: The Chaos Vortex
0921章 混沌の浮島Chapter 21: The Floating Island of Chaos Chaos Island (Ch. 21)
1022章 焼け落ちた羽根Chapter 22: Scorched Feathers Ch. 22: Scorched Feathers
1123章 決戦! ハデスChapter 23: Decisive Battle! Hades Ch. 23: Lord of the Underworld
1223章 ハデスの胃袋Chapter 23: Hades's StomachHades's Belly (Ch. 23)
1324章 三つの試練Chapter 24: The Three TrialsCh. 24: The Three Trials
1425章 戦いに終止符をChapter 25: Put an End to the Battle Ch. 25: The War's End
15ピースPeace -
16凱旋TriumphTriumph Over Hades
17スタッフロールStaff RollCredits
18メインテーマMain ThemeKid Icarus: Uprising
19HOMEHOMESolo Menu
20みんなでWith EveryoneTogether Menu
21試合結果Match ResultsMatch Results
22ボスバトル勝利Boss Battle Victory -
23ヤラレチャッタYararechattaI'm Finished!
24HOME(ナチュレ)HOME (Nature)Solo Menu (Viridi)

Music Selection

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Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami Music Selection (新・光神話 パルテナの鏡 ミュージックセレクション) is the 1 Disk version of the soundtrack, released only for Club Nintendo members in Japan on March 22nd, 2012.

This version is roughly one-third the length of the 3 Disk version, having a total play time of 1:11:54.

Track List

#TitleTranslationIn-game English title
01オープニングOpening -
02メインテーマMain ThemeKid Icarus: Uprising
031章 パルテナ再臨Chapter 1: Palutena Second Coming Ch. 1: The Return of Palutena
041章 最初の街Chapter 1: The First TownThat First Town (Ch. 1)
05ボス戦1Boss Battle 1Boss Fight 1
062章 魔王とマグナChapter 2: Demon King and Magna Ch. 2: Magnus and the Dark Lord
07マグナのテーマMagna's ThemeMagnus's Theme
083章 炎の街Chapter 3: Burning TownThat Burning Town (Ch. 3)
094章 死神の視線Chapter 4: The Reaper's Line of Sight Ch. 4: The Reaper's Line of Sight
10ブラックピットのテーマBlack Pit's ThemeDark Pit's Theme
117章 海底神殿Chapter 7: Undersea Temple At the Seafloor Palace (Ch. 7)
128章 星賊船Chapter 8: Star Pirate ShipIn the Space-Pirate Ship (Ch. 8)
13ハデスのテーマHades's ThemeHades's Infernal Theme
1412章 初期化爆弾の恐怖Chapter 12: Horror of the Initialization Bomb Ch. 12: Wrath of the Reset Bomb
1512章 初期化爆弾要塞(外部) Chapter 12: Initialization Bomb Fortress (Exterior) Reset Bomb Depot Exterior (Ch. 12)
1614章 電光石火の激突Chapter 14: The Clash of Lightning Speed Ch. 14: The Lightning Battle
1715章 謎の侵略者Chapter 15: Mysterious InvadersCh. 15: Mysterious Invaders
1818章 三年後の街(犬)Chapter 18: Town of Three Years (Dog) Dog's Theme (Ch. 18)
1918章 三年の歳月Chapter 18: Time of Three YearsCh. 18: The Ring of Chaos
2019章 銀河の聖域Chapter 19: Sanctuary of the Galaxy Lightning Chariot Base (Ch. 19)
2120章 女神の魂Chapter 20: Soul of the GoddessCh. 20: Palutena's Temple
2220章 崩壊エンジェランドChapter 20: Collapsed Angeland Destroyed Skyword (Ch. 20)
23スタッフロールStaff RollCredits
24ヤラレチャッタYararechattaI'm Finished!
25HOME(ナチュレ)HOME (Nature)Solo Menu (Viridi)

Comments by Masahiro Sakurai

Nintendo UK's official website has a subpage for a handful of tracks from Kid Icarus: Uprising, providing commentary from Masahiro Sakurai about each piece.

Main Theme

The original Kid Icarus game, released in 1986, contained several great songs that remain memorable today. Each one of these songs is included in this new game, though the recordings and arrangements are different. We did think, however, that Kid Icarus: Uprising required its own main theme, which is why we produced this song.

This is the song that plays on the Main Menu, and also when the player is "at home" - that is, the place where Pit and Palutena live. Indeed, we have come to treat this song as though it is "Palutena's Theme".[1]

Magnus's Theme

This song starts playing after the player has encountered Magnus during the Land Battle in Chapter 2. Magnus is also aiming to take down the Dark Lord Gaol, and decides to fight alongside Pit.

The music that plays during Chapter 2's Air Battle and in Gaol's castle is a different arrangement of this song, based around the same motif. The song that plays in Gaol's castle, that is, the one that plays before Pit meets Magnus, has a slightly quieter feeling. This song is more stirring, and therefore provides a nice contrast.[2]

Dark Pit's Theme

Dark Pit appears to be Pit's rival (?). His theme song is a guitar composition created with a duel from old Westerns in mind. Since it's played on an acoustic guitar there's a certain Spanish flavour to it.

There are several arrangements of this song. During the "Light Versus Dark" multiplayer mode, the song is played when the angel appears. A rather quiet arrangement plays when there is one angel in play, with another track added when both angels are in play.[3]

The Reaper's Line of Sight

For this song, we used a live recording. The power of flight lasts for five minutes, during which the scenery will change a great deal. As a result, the music that plays during aerial battles is continually changing to match the scenery and the battle situation.

This is a recording of the music that plays during the Chapter 4 Air Battle, from start to finish. During the game, the player will proceed through the skies, wasteland, valleys and arrive at the Reaper Fortress. Note however, that sometimes the music will stop playing during the early parts.[4]

Boss Battle

I've worked on many different games. Naturally these have included many songs that could be considered "boss themes". I think the boss themes in this title really stand out, however, and are some of the best I've been involved with. Many boss themes are imposing, powerful songs, or ones that sound rather oppressive.

The boss themes in this game, however, are positive: encouraging the player to fight and win. I think this fits in with the game concept in general.[5]

Space Pirate Theme

The Space Pirates are a military force quite different from the Underworld Army. They are said to soar through the galaxy, using the blade on the bow of their ship to sever constellations so that they can snatch up the stars.

As the name suggests, the Space Pirate Theme was written with the mixture of seafaring pirates and outer space in mind. Though easy to remember, the melody is full of tension, because the Space Pirates are pretty tough! This theme is also used to alert the player that the Space Pirate captain has spotted an intruder on board his ship.[6]

Practice Arena

The Practice Range is a place where players prepare before they begin a multiplayer battle. It's a good place to see how much damage weapons and powers can do, so be sure to try out all sorts of techniques. What's more, there is no limit on how many times powers can be used in the Practice Range.

This song has a light feeling and a really analogue tone - we were actually intending to use this song somewhere completely different, but we thought it was just right for the tense build-up to a multiplayer game.[7]

Hades's Infernal Theme

I'm sure that anyone who's played the game knows this, but this game's story really gets started when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, and Viridi, Goddess of Nature, appear! Hades is the main Underworld boss, but his optimistic nature doesn't really go well with a Medusa-style, serious atmosphere. As a result, this song is a mixture of chaos, violence, and a circus-like feeling.

However, I am aware that the chorus in the middle of the song involves a chant of "Hades!"[8]

Wrath of the Reset Bomb

The medley at the start of this song is used as the theme for Viridi (the Goddess of Nature), with its structure and arrangement changed in various places.

This song was originally only made for the Air Battle from the Chapter where the player attacks the Reset Bomb, but I just became really captivated by it, and it basically became the theme song for the Forces of Nature. Though there are lots of Air Battles in this Chapter, this one is my favourite.[9]

Aurum Island

At a certain point, the mysterious alien civilisation from Aurum Island suddenly appears - and every time we tried to make a song based on that image, we ended up with a techno-pop song. Though I'm not bothered about a song's genre, I didn't want to make it feel cheap. I also wanted it to fit with the game's other songs, so this piece was frequently remade and adjusted.

Halfway through the game, Pyrrhon, the one who calls himself the god of the sun, bursts onto the scene. This song is treated like it's his theme, but when I was listening to it, I didn't want the early part (that plays during the Air Battle) to end.[10]

Lightning Chariot Base

The Lightning Chariot Base is home to the Chariot Master. Though it looks like an ordinary tower, we changed the features for every floor to introduce as much variety as possible.

Because this is a big open stage, we aimed to make this song something that players wouldn't get tired of listening to for long periods - something that, although you notice its presence, you don't get bored of. We also wanted to give the player the feeling that this was where the Chariot Master lived, and I think we've managed that.[11]

Trivia

  • The track "Vault Menu" (コレクション, lit. "Collection") is absent from both versions of the soundtrack.
  • The composition of Dark Pit's Theme is used in five different tracks in the Kid Icarus: Uprising Original Soundtrack: the original song, a remixed version in "Ch. 6: Dark Pit," a slightly stripped down version in "Ruins of the Temple (Ch. 6)," a brief part in "Ch. 9: Medusa's Final Battle," and a brief part during "Credits."

References

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