Fans of Dragon Quest’s music will be pleased, as the music for the 3DS edition will be fully orchestra recorded. Initially, Dragon Quest series producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto asked Dragon Quest composer, Koichi Sugiyama, if it’d be possible for him to do orchestrated work for the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII. At first, Sugiyama thought it’d be a bad idea and that they should probably stick to the synthesizer as they did for the original version, mainly due to the uncertainty of whether the 3DS can produce the same sound quality from an orchestra.
After further convincing, Fujimoto was able to get Sugiyama to try it out. The maestro was able to extract the sounds of each and every instrument from the orchestra and perfectly adjust their sounds for the 3DS, to make a fully orchestrated OST something we’ll be enjoying in the near future.