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Song of the Week #9 – “Main Menu” (Conquest)

This week’s music track: “Main Menu” from Pokémon Conquest!

Pokémon‘s merger with the Samurai Warriors universe was perhaps the least-likeliest crossover ever imagined.  A turn-based strategy RPG featuring powerful samurai lords dueling with their mighty Pokémon over control of feudal Japan the Ransei region, Pokémon Conquest had a lot of good things going for it, not the least of which being the soundtrack.

Take, for instance, the first song you hear when you boot up the game:

Even from the Main Menu theme, you’ve already got a feeling for the kind of music in this game – an epic score with a traditional Japanese musical flair.  Shinichiro Nakamura is no stranger to this style of music, having worked on the music for other games in Koei Tecmo’s library including Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rise to Power and the Samurai Warriors series.

Tune in every Friday for a new installment of Song of the Week, where we listen to songs and tunes spanning all mediums from the world of Pokémon!