Chocobo's Dungeon 2 soundtrack emerges onto Amazon Music

Jerry on 2019-12-01
Square Enix's digital soundtrack for the PlayStation roguelike Chocobo's Dungeon 2 is available through music streaming services Spotify and Amazon Music.

Squaresoft localized Chocobo's Dungeon 2 for English-language regions in late 1999, despite having declined to publish the predecessor for the PlayStation console. Unlike most Final Fantasy locales, where the titular horse-sized avian originated, the Mystery Dungeon series gameplay revolves around the exploration of randomly-generated dungeons.

Former Enix programmer Koichi Nakamura served as executive director, lending his expertise in the roguelike genre derived from his role as producer on Super Famicom title Torneko. Chunsoft's 1993 Mystery Dungeon installment starred a comical merchant from Dragon Quest IV, thematically paving the way for the Chocobo Dungeon series. In 1995, Nakamura served as producer on Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer for Super Famicom.

Music for Chocobo's Dungeon 2 involved the collaboration of multiple artists. Nobuo Uematsu's moogle theme from Final Fantasy VI and "Theme of Love" from Final Fantasy IV serve as callbacks to the Super Nintendo role-playing games. Romancing SaGa composer Kenji Ito arranges Uematsu's chocobo theme in the opening scene and on "March de Chocobo."

The remainder of the music score is composed by Yasuhiro Kawakami (Final Fantasy Mystic Quest), Tsuyoshi Sekito (Brave Fencer Musashi) and Kumi Tanioka (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles). Excerpts from the 45-track album are streaming on Apple Music.

Amazon Music - Chocobo's Dungeon 2 Original Soundtrack