23 Jul 2021 12:41 PM +00:00

Final Fantasy Theme And Other Game Music Graces The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Final Fantasy theme and a number of other pieces of video game music originating from Japan has made an appearance during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

Played as the athletes from the 205 competing countries walked out into the arena, the Final Fantasy Victory Fanfare theme was joined by a number of other Square Enix titles, such as Dragon Quest's Introduction: Lotto Theme, NieR's Initiator track, and Kingdom Heart's Olympus Coliseum piece.

The full tracklist is as follows according to Nikkan Sports:

  • Dragon Quest – Introduction: Lotto Theme
  • Final Fantasy – Victory Fanfare
  • Tales of Series – Sley’s Theme
  • Monster Hunter – Proof of Hero
  • Kingdom Hearts – Olympus Coliseum
  • Chrono Trigger – Frog Theme
  • Ace Combat – First Flight
  • Tales of Series – Royal Capital
  • Monster Hunter – Wind of Departure
  • Chrono Trigger – Robo’s Theme
  • Sonic the Hedgehog – Star Light Zone
  • Winning Eleven (PES) – eFootball Walk-On Theme
  • Final Fantasy – Main Theme
  • Phantasy Star Universe – Guardians
  • Kingdom Hearts – Hero’s Fanfare
  • Gradius (Nemesis) – 01 Act 1-1
  • NierR – Initiator
  • Saga Series – Makai Ginyu Poetry Saga Series Medley 2016
  • SoulCalibur – The Brave New Stage of History