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Toby Fox Composing Music for New Pokemon Games

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The Undertale creator created the main theme for the game’s overworld.

Yesterday morning saw the release of a brief new trailer for the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the newest games in the mainline Pokemon series set to release on the Nintendo Switch this November. We got a brief glimpse of the game’s new Pokemon Professors and mascot Legendaries, as well as some new Pokemon like the lovable Lechonk, who’s already taken the internet by storm. We also got a glimpse of the game’s revamped open world, which will allow players to explore freely, independently of the game’s story.

Speaking of the open world, following the trailer’s release, we also got an interesting additional tidbit, specifically about the music that plays over the game’s overworld. As it turns out, this music was composed by none other than the creator of Undertale and renowned game music composer Toby Fox.

“I had the honor of composing the field music for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!” Fox announced on his personal Twitter. “After creating a concept sketch, Game Freak arranged it into many versions that you’ll hear throughout the game.”

In a follow-up tweet, he added that “A few more Toby Fox tracks will appear in the game, too, so please look forward to those! This time, my music is not optional!!!”

Fox is referring to 2019’s Pokemon Sword and Shield, which he also arranged some music for. Those tracks, however, were more incidental in nature, so many players may have missed them. The music he’s making for Scarlet and Violet, on the other hand, will be a major recurring leitmotif throughout the game.