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Olympics opening ceremony uses music from Japanese video games

Olympics opening ceremony uses music from Japanese video games
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony used music from some iconic video games during the parade of the delegations.

Olympics opening ceremony uses music from Japanese video games

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has just taken place, with Greece leading the way as tradition dictates. As then event proceeded, many video game fans began to realize that the music used to liven up this moment was from video game soundtracks. The arrangement included music from games developed by Japanese companies such as Sega and Capcom, among others.

It all started with "Roto's Theme" from Dragon Quest, the Square Enix production that launched an entire genre. It was followed by the main theme and “Victory Fanfare” from Final Fantasy — another JRPG belonging to Square Enix and known throughout the world. Another song that is familiar to us all that was featured was "Star Light Zone" from Sonic the Hedgehog. 

In total, 14 different games were honoured during the opening ceremony. You can check out the full list here.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games start today July 23 and will end on August 8.

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