The Tokyo Olympics opening really played tons of game music

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games recently started in the country of Japan and to everyone’s surprise, they played very famous game music!

The traditional Parade of Nations is what kicked off this year’s Olympics and every participating country began entering Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium. This is when the music kicked in and those who are gamers and gamers at heart automatically knew the tunes were familiar.

Everyone heard songs from Final Fantasy, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kingdom Hearts, Monster Hunter, Dragon Quest and many more. Every gamer who was in the stadium and those who watched, they were all proud of it.

Several of those gamers responded on Twitter:

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Japanese media outlet Nikkei revealed that 19 tracks from Japanese games were played at the event. Check the list below:

  • Dragon Quest – “Introduction: Lotto Theme”
  • Final Fantasy – “Victory Fanfare”
  • Tales of Series – “Sley’s Theme – Guru”
  • Monster Hunter – “Proof of Hero”
  • Kingdom Hearts – “Olympus Coliseum”
  • Chrono Trigger – “Frog Theme”
  • Ace Combat – “First Flight”
  • Tales of Series – “Royal Capital – Worthy”
  • Monster Hunter – “The Wind of Departure”
  • Chrono Trigger – “Robo’s Theme”
  • Sonic the Hedgehog “Starlight Zone”
  • Winning Eleven (Pro Evolution Soccer) “eFootball walk-on theme”
  • Final Fantasy – “Main Theme”
  • Phantasy Star Universe – “Guardians”
  • Kingdom Hearts – “Hero Fanfare”
  • Gradius (Nemesis) – “01 ACT 1-1”
  • NieR – “Initiator”
  • Saga Series – “Makai Ginyu Poetry-Saga Series Medley 2016”
  • Soulcaliber – “The Brave New Phase of History”

The Tokyo Olympics are starting now and they just made it epic with this game music.

Thank you Eurogamer!

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