Today, The Pokémon Company International released a digitally remastered soundtrack from the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games, Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire: Super Music Collection.
Released in North America in March 2003, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire were set in the island region of Hoenn, based on a real-world location, with the composers—Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose, and Morikazu Aoki—taking much of their inspiration from the Japanese island of Kyushu. Over ten years after the games’ original launch, the soundtrack releasing today includes beautifully adapted and orchestrated versions of their music.
Fans looking to complete their collections can look forward to more from the Pokémon musical archives with upcoming Super Music Collections from:
- Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
- Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
- Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2
Today’s launch follows other digitally remastered soundtracks in the Super Music Collection series. These have included Pokémon X & Pokémon Y, Pokémon FireRed & Pokémon LeafGreen, and most recently, Pokémon HeartGold &Pokémon SoulSilver.
Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire: Super Music Collection can now be downloaded on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pokemon-ruby-pokemon-sapphire/id820996217