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It’s a big day for fans of Toby Fox soundtracks: the indie developer and composer behind Undertale is working on music for the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Today, Fox shared a Tweet alongside the new trailer and announced that he had composed the game’s land theme. According to Fox, Game Freak has arranged a draft of his composition into different versions that will play throughout the game.
While the instrumentation doesn’t sound particularly Undertale, bits of his signature musical style can still be heard in the trailer below.
I had the honor of composing the field music for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! After creating a concept sketch, Game Freak arranged it into several versions that you’ll hear throughout the game. You can hear it a bit in this trailer… https://t.co/dhjv4e9fQN
— tobyfox (@tobyfox) June 1, 2022
He will also compose a few other songs for the games. This isn’t Fox’s first time composing a track for a Pokémon game – he created a battle theme for The Sword and Shield of 2019, although today’s news marks a bigger milestone in the world of Pokémon music for Fox. “This time my music is not optional!!!” he said via a reply.
Fox’s songwriting talents were originally recognized through the success of the Subtitle and Deltarune soundtracks, of which we rated “excellent” in our gaming review. Since its release in 2015, Undertale’s music has become so iconic that even the Pope even heard a piece of Undertale.
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More information about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was announced today, including new pokemon (like the already beloved Lechonk) and a brand new 4 player cooperative mode. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released on November 18, 2022.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.