Since the days of Pokémon Red and Blue, the music has been a core part of the franchise’s intrinsic appeal, so it’s not without thought that Pokémon X and Y director Junichi Masuda revealed the special soundtrack will be released in concurrence with the Nintendo 3DS game. While the west receives the downloadable version, courtesy of iTunes, Japan will get a full physical release CD. The soundtrack boasts an enormous 212 tracks that lasts for over 3 and a half hours, so you’ll never get bored while training at the very least.
In addition to the physical CD, Japan will also receive a 28-page booklet featuring details of the game’s development, as well as some special bonus tracks. A retail release is scheduled for November 13 – a month after the worldwide launch of X and Y – and will cost 2,625 yen. But for those of us overseas, it can be snapped up some time in November on iTunes.