We knew that the Tokyo Olympic Games were going to be a very special edition, and we only had to witness their first presentation with Mario at the helm at the closing ceremony of the games in Brazil to discover that video games would play a very important role. in the next edition. Well, if there was any doubt about it, today’s inauguration has cleared up any kind of doubt.
The 2020 Olympic Games soundtrack
With a year late for the reason that we all know, today the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games finally opened, and in its opening ceremony we have been able to enjoy a musical show that video game lovers must have found family.
The reason has been none other than the use of musical pieces taken directly from video games, since we have been able to enjoy melodies from Final Fantasy , Chrono Trigger , Gradius, Sonic or Kingdom Hearts among others. Social networks have come from messages about the show, and it has been very original and special to see how musical melodies originally created for video games have been in charge of accompanying a sporting event.
The songs that have sounded at the ceremony are the following:
- Dragon Quest “Introduction: Lotto Theme”
- Final Fantasy “Victory Fanfare”
- Tales of Series “Sley’s Theme-Guru-“
- Monster Hunter “Proof of Hero”
- Kingdom Hearts “Olympus Coliseum”
- Chrono Trigger “Frog 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”
- Winning Eleven (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 “Inishie no Uta”
- Saga Series “Makai Ginyu Poetry-Saga Series Medley 2016”
- Soul Caliber “The Brave New Stage of History”
Nintendo the great absent
As expected, Nintendo has preferred not to use any of its soundtracks this time. With the handover ceremony from Rio to Tokyo, we could already see Mario doing the work of messengers, and it seems that that has been more than enough for Nintendo, which is well known for not leaving their IPs freely. Of course, the occasion was worth it, since listening to the music of The Legend of Zelda at the ceremony would have been spectacular.
A globe made with drones
Among the many technological elements that we will see in the coming days around the games, the opening ceremony has also left the stamp in the skies of a huge group of drones giving life to a globe that floated and rotated over the Olympic stadium. In total, 1824 drones have been used to bring this spectacular giant hologram effect to life. As you can see in the following video, the effects achieved by the drone dance are spectacular.