July 24, 2021

Opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games featured game music

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially started today and during the parade of athletes, video game music was played.

The music kicked off with the theme from Athletes Dragon Quest’s “Overture: Roto’s Theme,” which was followed by Final Fantasy “Victory Fanfare,” Tales of series “Sorey’s Theme – The Shepherd,” Monster Hunter “Proof of a Hero,” Kingdom Hearts “Olympus Coliseum,” and Chrono Trigger, “Frog’s Theme,” respectively (via Nikkei Asia).

But that wasn’t all: there was music from Sonic the Hedgehog, Ace Combat, Kingdom Hearts, Pro Evo Soccer, and others.

Here’s the full list of games played at the Tokyo Olympics today (thanks, CorrinCorrout):

Dragon Quest “Roto’s Theme”
Final Fantasy “Victory Fanfare”
Tales of series “Sorey’s Theme – The Shepherd”
Monster Hunter series “Proof of a Hero”
Kingdom Hearts “Olympus Coliseum”
Chrono Trigger “Frog’s Theme”
Ace Combat “First Flight”
Tales of Series “Royal Capital Dignified”
Monster Hunter “Wind of Departure”
Chrono Trigger “Robo’s Theme”
Sonic the Hedgehog “Star Light Zone”
Pro Evolution Soccer (Winning Eleven)  “eFootball Walk-on Theme”
Final Fantasy “Main Theme”
Phantasy Star Universe “Guardians”
Kingdom Hearts “Hero’s Fanfare”
Gradius “01 Act I-1”
Nier “Initiator”
SaGa series “Makai Ginyu Poetry – SaGa Series Medley 2016”
Soulcalibur “The Brave New Stage of History”

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