Nakano and Takenouchi reunite to create Konami-inspired album (updated)

In the early 90s, Junya Nakano (Final Fantasy X, Threads of Fate) and Yuji Takenouchi (Dark Souls, Space Manbow) worked closely together on a range of Konami arcade titles. Among them, Polygonet Commanders, Mystic Warriors, Hexion, and X-Men. Now two decades on, the artists have reunited to create a fully-fledged album inspired by their past works.

The album is the complete virtual soundtrack for a hypothetical shooter. Entitled the Polyphonet Commendatore Original Soundtrack, the album asks “What if Polygonet Commanders received a sequel?” In this line, the album is structured and styled in the same way as the original soundtrack. The 14-track album boasts seven stage themes along with the other standard tracks for a shooter. As with the original score, which was one of the most influential arcade soundtracks of the 90s, it features an abstract electronic style. It can be previewed below:

Takenouchi will sell the CD-R at his exhibit at the all-star Tokyo Game Music Show 2016 that will occur on January 23. Takenouchi will also be selling the compilation charity album Game Music Prayer III and a mystery album by Castlevania’s Michiru Yamane at the stall.

Update: Yuji Takenouchi has exclusively confirmed to us that the album will be released by Brave Wave worldwide.

Posted on December 27, 2015 by Chris Greening. Last modified on December 27, 2015.

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