On July 29, 2023, one year after the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the official soundtrack will be released. First, get your hands on the Limited Edition; on August 2, 2023, get your hands on the Standard Edition.
Procyon Studio, the video game music company Yasunori Mitsuda founded, has revealed that the game’s original sound track (OST) features more than 140 tracks and more than 9 hours of glorious music composed by Mitsuda, ACE (Tomori Kudo, CHiCO), Kenji Hiramatsu, Manami Kiyota, Mariam Abounnasr, and Yutaka Kunigo.
Music from the additional tale in Expansion Pass Vol. 4 is also included, according to the Limited Edition’s official product page, which has fans buzzing. The story Content for Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Volume 4 of the Expansion Pass, has been delayed and does not yet have a release date. Does this indicate that Volume 4 will be available before the Soundtrack is released?
With over 140 tracks—around 9 hours—the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Original Soundtrack releases on the game's anniversary July 29, 2023! The Regular Edition releases on August 2.
— プロキオン・スタジオ (@PROCYONSTUDIO) April 4, 2023
New artwork by character designer Masatsugu Saito graces the covers of both the Regular and Limited Editions. In addition to the new illustration and composer autographs on a card, the Limited Edition will include an 80-page booklet and two 1/3 scale replicas of Noah and Mio’s flutes.
The Limited Edition can be purchased for 16,800 JPY (about $130.00 USD / £104.00 GBP) via the Procyon Store, which offers international shipping. Preorders for the Standard Edition are now available at CDJapan for 6,600 JPY (about $50.00 USD / £40.00 GBP).
For about $155.00 USD / £124.00 GBP, you can get the Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Torna – The Golden Country, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtracks in the Trinity Box edition, which is exclusive to Procyon. Shipping costs are not reflected in these rates.
It also appears that the original score from Xenoblade Chronicles – Definitive Edition will be sold separately. The soundtrack for the 2020 remaster is scheduled for a 2 August 2023 release, but no prices have been announced as of yet. The Xenoblade Soundtrack Portal houses all available soundtracks.
Our enthusiasm is high, to say the least. We haven’t heard a peep from our friends over in Aionios since the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, so perhaps we’ll be hearing more about Wave 4 soon.