UNDERTALE Creator Toby Fox Composed A Song For Pokemon Sword/Shield!
Check out this letter Toby Fox wrote about his partnership with GAME FREAK:
Hi everyone! I’m Toby Fox. Have you heard of me before? Well, that’s ’cause I just said my name. LOL
Jokes aside, aren’t you interested in how all of this happened? Well… OK. I’ll tell you, I guess.
Once upon a time, I created an RPG game called UNDERTALE. For one reason or another, it seems a lot of people from GAME FREAK ended up becoming fans of this game.
One day, I noticed Go Ichinose-san, one of the composers for Pokémon, was following me on Twitter, so… I messaged him out of the blue.
Eventually, we became friends and I was able to meet many other people from GAME FREAK, too! After eating sukiyaki with members of the company one day, we went to a cafe. There, I ordered a bottled green tea and selfishly, randomly asked if I could make a song for Pokémon someday…
… they said yes! Right there in the cafe, they immediately told me a concept for a song I could make, and, as I walked home, my heart was burning with inspiration… a melody entered my head, and as I stumbled past salarymen in the dark, I sang it to myself over and over so I wouldn’t forget it!
In the end, that song… became the song you can hear in the game!
It’s a fierce track full of explosive power. I wanted to show the energy and passion I felt when asked to create a song for Pokémon! Yeahh! Let’s get wild, baby!!! Ah, but wait, wait a second. It’s the only song I made, and you can’t hear it until you beat the game, so… make sure you enjoy GAME FREAK’s music properly first, OK!? Adachi-san and Ichinose-san worked hard…. Don’t rush through the whole game just to hear my song…. (No one would actually ever do that.)
Oh, and this goes without saying, but it’s a huge honor to be allowed to make music for GAME FREAK! I’m so, so happy and thankful I was allowed to do this. So please look forward to the song, and to Pokémon Sword and Shield, as well! Yamper yam yam!
PS -- If you like it, please let GAME FREAK know. They might treat me to sukiyaki again. (No one would ever actually do that.)
I love that he was able to create a song for the game! So cool! I am a little bummed that you can’t hear it til you beat the game, but then again, it also gives you something to look forward too! The snippet of the song above is so high energy and pumps you up, so my theory is that it’s some kind of battle music! You can also clearly hear that it’s from Toby Fox, which is awesome, he has such a great sound to his music. I can’t wait to play Pokémon Sword on Friday (November 15th)!