GameSpot recently sat down for an interview with Nintendo’s legendary composer in residence, Koji Kondo. Widely known for scoring a wealth of soundtracks for a multitude of Nintendo series, including (but not limited to) Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, Kondo was asked if he’d ever considered creating music outside of the video game industry. “Well, my music is game music,” he replied. “I don’t know that I can separate those two.”
Continuing, Kondo explained:
“If you ask me what I want to do, it’s keep creating. That’s fun for me. I wouldn’t even really know what my music is outside of game music. For me, it’s fun, it’s challenging, and I really want to keep working on the evolution of game music. That where I hope to be and where I hope to stay.” — Koji Kondo
This may come as a relief to some fans after concerns were raised when it was revealed that Kondo would not be actively composing for The Legend of Zelda for Wii U. However, it would also be exciting to see him gain recognition in other musical fields, be it as a solo artist or perhaps a film composer. Throw in your own two cents down below.