Video Game Music from Tales of, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter and More Used in Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening

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Listen to songs from Tales of and more during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening!

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is now in full swing, with a neat little surprise!

Today, June 23, 2021, marks the opening of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. As part of the opening, the introduction of the athletes from the different countries was adorned with various songs from different video games, which include the Tales of Series, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter and much more!

  • Dragon Quest - "Overture: Roto's Theme"
  • Final Fantasy - "Victory Fanfare"
  • Tales of Series - "Sorey's Theme ~The Shepherd~"
  • Monster Hunter - "Proof of a Hero"
  • Kingdom Hearts - "Olympus Coliseum ~The Shining Summit~"
  • Chrono Trigger - "Frog's Theme"
  • Ace Combat - "First Flight"
  • Tales of Series - "Royal Capital ~Majestic Grandeur~"
  • Monster Hunter - "Wind of Departure"
  • Chrono Trigger - "Robo's Theme"
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - "Star Light Zone"
  • Winning Eleven - "eFootballwalk-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 Ginyuu Uta - Saga Series Medley 2016-"
  • Soul Calibur - "The Brave New Stage of History"

For Tales specifically, the songs used were "Sorey's Theme ~The Shepherd~" from Tales of Zestiria and "Royal Capital ~Majestic Grandeur~" from Tales of Graces.

You can check out an ongoing live stream of the opening here. The songs are done, but you can backtrack to 2:30:00 for Sorey's theme and Royal Capital at 2:32:38. (Note that this video may be geo-blocked/with country restrictions. You may find other ways to watch the opening here)

Source: Famitsu

Tales of Zestiria
Tales of ZestiriaTales of Zestiria is the Tales of 20th anniversary title and was released in Japan for the PS3 on January 22, 2015 and for the PS4 on July 7, 2016. It was also released in North America and Europe for the PS3, PS4 and PC Digital on October 16 and 20, 2015. The game features Sorey, a young man set out to be the Shepherd. The game is a distant sequel to Tales of Berseria. An anime series by ufotable, called Tales of Zestiria the X is currently airing worldwide.

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Tales of Graces / Tales of Graces f
Tales of Graces fTales of Graces is the twelfth mothership title of the series initially released for the Nintendo Wii. The game later got ported to the PlayStation 3 as Tales of Graces f and featured an additional lengthy story arc. It was only the PS3 version that received an English localization. The game tells the story of Asbel within the world of Ephinea.

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