Johto Legends Kickstarter reaches goal

Over the last few weeks, Johto Legends, an orchestral arrange Pokemon project, has been underway on Kickstarter.  The project is run by Braxton Burks, who previously successfully crowd funded Kanto Symphony and Double Team, and Sebastian Wolff, founder of Materia Collective and co-founder of Loudr.

Johto Legends will be a collection of licensed arrangements from Pokemon Gold and Silver, following a trainer’s journey through the Johto region. Mockups of parts of the score are available; the final version will include recordings from seven performers, including Abzu‘s Kristin Naigus and Recore‘s Laura Intravia. Although the campaign has now been successfully funded, the Kickstarter still has a few days left, allowing a reach goal of a fully-recorded brass section.

Johto Legends has also been working with iam8bit, recently announcing a vinyl of the completed project. Backers of $90 or more will receive, in addition to the lower tier rewards, a vinyl edition of the arrange album. The projected release date of the project is this December, with a few more months expected for vinyl production. The Kickstarter is still underway here until Sunday, June 4 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Emily McMillan. Last modified on June 2, 2017.

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Emily McMillan

After graduating with a master's in teaching, I realized that I wasn't quite ready to leave video games and their soundtracks behind. I've been keeping in touch with the video game music world from Texas by working with VGMO and updating my own YouTube cover channel. I love the feeling that comes with the discovery of a brand new soundtrack, and always look forward to the next rekindling of that excitement. Along with teaching and writing, I also enjoy listening to film scores, classical music, and playing pretty much any RPG you can name.

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