Interestingly, all 39 tracks of the original soundtrack for the upcoming Xbox One game Halo 5: Guardians is now available for streaming on SoundCloud. The score for the upcoming first person shooter is composed by Kazuma Jinnouchi, and features his unique flavors of the iconic Halo melodies, you can listen to it here:
Kazuma Jinnouchi, a 343 Industries employee, also co-composed the Halo 4 original soundtrack alongside Neil Davidge. While relatively new to the franchise compared to Halo legend Martin O’Donnell, Jinnouchi is no slouch when it comes to achievements either, being behind the music for the critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
As a long time fan of the franchise and its soundtrack, I’m very excited for the opportunity to sample the entire score. While I won’t be purchasing the game itself (as I don’t have an Xbox One), I am very interested in purchasing a copy of the soundtrack, and in my experience past Halo soundtracks have been well worth their weight as standalone musical experiences.
Halo 5: Guardians is set to be released on October 27th, with its soundtrack available for digital purchase on Amazon a few days later on October 30th.
Also don’t forget to check out the first 18 minutes of gameplay while you wait out the final week before the launch!Further reading: 343 Industries, Halo, Halo 5