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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony features tracks from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and Sonic

Only in Japan.
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Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics are underway to at least give us some semblance of normalcy in the world. For gamers like us, this event isn’t usually something to watch out for, but Japan certainly has its ways.

During the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, video game themes played loudly on the broadcast, with tunes from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and much more being played while the delegates from the countries walk out. It was such a great thing to see and hear, and something that only Japan can probably do, given their rich history with games in general.

Check out some of the clips taken from Twitter below (@aitaikaimochi, @MSul731, and @AndyPlaytonic):

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Featured Tracks:

As per Nikkan Sports, a Japanese Sports website, the full list of music used can be seen below:

  • Dragon Quest – Introduction (Lotto Theme)
  • Final Fantasy – Victory Fanfare
  • Tales Series – Sley’s Theme -Guru-
  • Monster Hunter – Proof Of Hero
  • Kingdom Hearts – Olympus Coliseum
  • Chrono Trigger – Frog’s Theme
  • Ace Combat – First Flight
  • Tales Series – Royal Capital-Dignified
  • Monster Hunter – Wind of Departure
  • Chrono Trigger – Robo’s Theme
  • Sonic the Hedgehog – Star Light Zone
  • Pro Evolution Soccer – eFootball Walk-On Theme
  • Final Fantasy – Main Theme
  • Phantasy Star Universe – Guardians
  • Kingdom Hearts – Hero’s Fanfare
  • Gradius (Nemesis) – 01 Act 1-1
  • Nier Automata – Song of the Ancients
  • Saga Series – Makai Ginyu Poetry-Saga Series Medley 2016
  • Soul Calibur – The Brave New Stage Of History

Makes you wonder, what tunes will be played if the Olympics were held in the Philippines?

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Father. Gamer. Editor in Chief of One More Game. Not a Trophy or Achievement hunter but plays games by the boatload, look him up on PSN or XBL! Would love to see a Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Lufia, and Breath of Fire 2 remake done in his lifetime.

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