Random: The Octopath Traveler Composer Wrote Music for a Yu-Gi-Oh Game

Image: Square Enix

We can imagine that one of the most enjoyable things about being a video game composer (except, you know, writing music for a video game) is the variety of projects you will be working on. One day you might be writing music for a cyberpunk action adventure game, your next project might be a cute and cuddly platformer.

Today we have Octopath Traveler composer Yasunori Nishiki to thank for a few unlikely projects. He’s most famous for his solo composer debut on Square Enix’s HD-2D RPG, but he’s also provided compositions for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake, but he has another honor in his deck that might surprise you.

In a recent update, the free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel added the credits so you can see and praise all the people who worked on that game. And Yasunori Nishiki’s name is right there! The composer confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday.

Many fans of his work and Yu-Gi-Oh! have praised the composer and many are likely to discover Nishiki’s stunning work for other games as a result. What’s really cute is that Nishiki has been responding to fans on the social media platform.

One user wanted to know when the Master Duel soundtrack will be released, and while Nishiki is clearly not in charge of this, he did have a really nice answer.

That’s someone we definitely want to have a cup of coffee with! Even before Nishiki broke the news, fans loved the game’s music, with many saying it’s “sluggish”, and we can only agree with a pedigree like Nishiki on board.

Leave us a comment if you’ve listened to Yu-Gi-Oh’s music! Master duel!

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