The realm of orchestral video game performances has been dominated by headliners from Nintendo, Sega and Square for years. Video Games Live and Play! have cherry picked fan favorites in the past but now Bandai Namco has decided to get in on things with a concert tour of their own: Orchestral Memories.
Debuting on February 4th, 2017 in Paris, France, an orchestra of 80+ musicians will perform arrangements from Namco’s eclectic legacy including Dark Souls, Tales Of, Ace Combat, Tekken, Soulcalibur, God Eater, Pac-Man (that’ll be an interesting one) and more. For this first performance Namco is also bringing along God Eater and Tales Of composer Go Shiina for an exclusive meet and greet with fans.
Orchestral Memories is a production of Wild Faery who is currently touring with Piano Opera: Music from Final Fantasy and will also perform the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra later in 2017. More dates will be announced for Orchestral Memories in the future but as the series is being produced by Bandai Namco Europe it’s not likely it will see international venues for this inaugural tour.
For those in France or planning to attend, tickets are still available direct from Wild Faery. The rest of us will have to hold out for future dates and the inevitable CD album announcement that I’m already looking forward to hearing. What other Bandai Namco titles would you like to hear performed at Orchestral Memories?