The Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony was filled with some of gaming’s greatest tunes
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A celebration of Japan’s massive contribution to gaming
By Cameron Faulkner@camfaulknerJul 23, 2021, 10:43am EDT
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The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics kicked off this morning, and tunes from classic video games played as all of the athletes from participating countries were welcomed into a crowd-free arena. There was plenty of representation on the RPG front, with well-known songs from franchises including Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Phantasy Star, and more. Perhaps more surprising were some of the deeper cuts from Chrono Trigger, Monster Hunter, Ace Combat, Nier, and others.
Our pals at Polygon
have the full list of songs:
Naturally, you might want to hear some of these clips from the ceremony. You’ll need to run through some steps to watch them at home (which includes some free options) to see the ceremony uninterrupted. Though, there are some clips on Twitter that feature a few highlights from the ceremony.
Ireland’s national team stopping to bow as they enter the stadium #Olympics​pic.twitter.com/s7aXNYo4x0
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 23, 2021
Argentina very much providing a party atmosphere #Olympics​pic.twitter.com/HacfQwEApm
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 23, 2021
Portugal are *REALLY* excited #Olympics​pic.twitter.com/oMEdQmKdZO
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) July 23, 2021
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