DAOKO Announces Collaborative Album to Celebrate Dragalia Lost’s 1 Year Anniversary

21.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

Dragalia Lost is an action RPG developed by Cygames and published by Nintendo for Android and iOS. To celebrate one year since the game’s release on September 27, 2018, it has been announced that DAOKO is teaming up with the game to released an anniversary album entitled DAOKO x Dragalia Lost on October 9.

DAOKO is already known for her musical work with Dragalia lost, having written its main theme Owaranai Sekai de as well as featuring in the insert songs Bokura no Network in collaboration with Yasutaka Nakata―amongst others―all of which have received much love from players of the game and DAOKO fans alike. She is known for having been featured in many hit songs by big name artists and creators including Keiichi Ejima (Sakanaction), Yoh Kamiyama, Hideya Kojima (ORESAMA), Kikuo, Yunomi, and more.

The new anniversary album will be released with limited edition and regular edition copies with 18 tracks. First press copies of the limited edition will also feature a second disc with 5 bonus songs with songs sung by characters from the game including Lucretia and Siren. They will also including a 60-page booklet featuring illustrations and arrive packaged in a slip case.

 

An anniversary event will also be held for Dragalia Lost which will feature a special live performance by DAOKO as well as various other things related to the game. Full details will be announced at a later date, but fans can sign up for a chance to attend the event by getting their hands on first press copies of either the limited or regular editions of the album which are coupled with an application ticket. When signing up, if you enter your game user ID you will receive an exclusive anniversary item to use in the game.

 

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