Yesterday afternoon, the Zelda Reorchestrated team sent out an email regarding the upcoming Twilight Symphony project. The album was originally slated for release about two weeks ago, but after seeing the expanse of the project, Nintendo decided to step in… and help.
Upon seeing the incredible efforts made by the Twilight Symphony team, Nintendo wants the project to remain “consistent with their brand identity.” The email explains that the team is working very hard to ship all copies of the physical album and have them ready at customer doors by December 25th, right in time for Saint Nick to steal your copy in envy. International buyers, unfortunately, may have to wait a bit longer for the album to reach their homes. The album will also be released in a digital format for those who weren’t able to snag a limited edition physical copy.
“Some of the top people at Nintendo have taken notice of the project and have become involved in an advisory capacity. This is the largest fan-project of its kind, and the first time that a lot of this material will be legally available to the public beyond the game that made it popular.
Nintendo wants to make sure our entire project is consistent with their brand identity. Joypad Records is currently working with Nintendo’s head of copyright to make sure that this release complies with their wishes, above and beyond what is required by law. However, most of the changes Nintendo has asked us to incorporate are cosmetic, and should not affect the audio quality or physical packaging of Twilight Symphony as originally advertised.
Because of this, discs aren’t expected to be finalized, pressed, and shipped until early-to-mid December. Unfortunately this also impacts the digital release, so we are unable to distribute the digital album until we receive the green light from Nintendo. Fear not! Pre-order customers are still alotted a download code for the digital album, which you will recieve by e-mail, before the physical albums ship! The time frame has simply shifted. We hope that you now understand why.
Our hope and desire is that everyone receives their order before December 25th, however if you are an international customer, your order may not arrive until after that date. These dates are purely estimates, but we ask that you please understand the situation and know that we are working very hard in conjuction with Joypad Records and Nintendo to bring this release to you as quickly as possible.
As soon as your order ships, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with a tracking number.
Thank you for your interest, your commitment to our project, and most of all for your patronage! This is the end of a very long road for our team, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we bring all of this to a proper, successful, celebratory close.
The Twilight Symphony Team”
Below, you can listen once more to the full album preview and remind yourself what’s in store for you for the holidays!