These Famous Composers Are Working On Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

By Ishaan . August 22, 2014 . 2:36am

On the official website for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo have revealed a list of the composers that are working on the game, and similar to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it’s a long list chock full of familiar and famous names.

 

Here’s the full list of musicians working on the 3DS version of the game:

 

Artist Main Compositions
ACE (TOMOri Kudo / CHiCO) Xenoblade Chronicles
Music for “ONE PIECE exhibition” under the editorship of Eiichiro Oda
Masato Coda (designwave Co., Ltd.) Monster Hunter series
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Masashi Hamauzu Final Fantasy XIII
Saga Frontier II
Kenji Ito Romancing SaGa series
Puzzle & Dragons
Noriyuki Iwadare Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
GRANDIA
Shota Kageyama Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version
Yuzo Koshiro (Ancient-corp.) Etrian Odyssey
Wangan Midnight: Maximum Tune
Yasunori Mitsuda (PROCYON STUDIO) CHRONO TRIGGER
Inazuma Eleven
Michiko Naruke (Naru2 Co., Ltd.) Wild Arms
Nora to Toki no Kōbō: Kiri no Mori no Majo
Keiichi Okabe (MONACA) NieR Replicant / Gestalt
TEKKEN series
Hideki Sakamoto (noisycroak Co., Ltd.​) Toukiden
TIME TRAVELERS
Motoi Sakuraba Tales of series
Dark Souls series
Tetsuya Shibata (Unique Note Co., Ltd.) Devil May Cry 2, 3, 4
Merc Storia
Yoko Shimomura Kingdom Hearts series
Mario & Luigi RPG series
Masafumi Takada (Sound Prestige LLC) Danganronpa series
Earth Defense Force series
Yusuke Takahama (TARGET ENTERTAINMENT INC.) Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Hirokazu Tanaka Metroid
Dr. Mario
Kumi Tanioka FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES series
Ragnarok Odyssey series
Nobuko Toda (FILM SCORE LLC) Metal Gear Solid 4
TIME SCOOP HUNTER
Shohei Tsuchiya (TAITO / ZUNTATA) DARIUSBURST series
GROOVE COASTER series
Atsuko Asahi (Nintendo) Mario Kart 8
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Daisuke Matsuoka (Nintendo) StreetPass: Find Mii series
Tomodachi Life
Toru Minegishi (Nintendo) The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Wii Fit
Ryo Nagamatsu (Nintendo) Nintendo Land
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Mahito Yokota (Nintendo) Super Mario Galaxy 1&2
Super Mario 3D World
Keiki Kobayashi (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) ACE COMBAT series
THE IDOLM@STER series
Rio Hamamoto (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) TEKKEN series
THE IDOLM@STER JUPITER
Hiroki Hashimoto (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) TANK! TANK! TANK!
PAC-MAN & Galaga DIMENSIONS
Yoshinori Hirai (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Taiko: Drum Master series
THE IDOLM@STER
Taku Inoue (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) TEKKEN series
THE IDOLM@STER series
Jesahm (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Donkey Konga
THE IDOLM@STER
Saki Kasuga (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Fire Emblem series
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Hiroyuki Kawada (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Walküre series
Shadow Land
LindaAI-Cue (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Taiko: Drum Master series
Tokyo Wars
Yuji Masubuchi (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Taiko: Drum Master series
Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil
Junichi Nakatsuru (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) SOULCALIBUR series
ACE COMBAT series
Katsuro Tajima (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) SPLATTERHOUSE
Katamari Damacy
Torine (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Taiko:Drum Master series
THE IDOLM@STER
Ryo Watanabe (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) RIDGE RACER series
THE IDOLM@STER series
Yoshihito Yano (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.) Katamari Damacy series
SOULCALIBUR series

 

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will be available in North America and Europe this October. The 3DS version will contain two music tracks per-stage, while the Wii U version will contain more.


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  • Heropon

    This list missing Nobuo Uematsu , Hitoshi Sakimoto , Ippo Yamada and Manami Kyota.

    • Aaron K Stone

      Cant have em all.

    • http://LevelUpGeneration.blogspot.com/ KALiverin

      There’s always the Wii U version.

    • Kaetsu

      And Shoji Meguro :D

      • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

        If Meguro’s too busy bathing in his Persona Buxxx these days to even score a new mainline SMT, he’s sure as hell too busy for Smash. >:/

        • HarakiriKami

          Jack frost 4 smush

      • SetzerGabbiani

        This is one of the instances if they revealed Shoji, we would know that a SMT related character reveal would be imminent. Would be awesome if Jack Frost was a character in Smash Bros…he fits right in.

        • HarakiriKami

          SMT is closely related to NIntendo so I want it to happen

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      It is scary and sad that Sakimoto is missing as of now, but I think him, Manami Kyota and Uematsu were on the Brawl list, so they’ll probably still be on for the Wii U as KALverin points out.

      I am hoping, anyway. ;u;

  • evilkaz

    They’ve got people who’ve worked on MGS, Kingdom Hearts. Chrono Trigger, and Pheonix Wright.

    Jesus it better be a hell of a soundtrack.

    • Guest

      It’s usually only arrangements of main character themes (hardly any new compositions) but yeah, that’s a collection of some really skilled composers.

    • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

      Brawl had one of the best soundtracks of any game I trust Nintendo

  • TheGioG

    Let me just say that Nintendo got one hell of a shindig together when they recruited composers for Brawl. So many incredible remixes blowing my nostalgia settings to overdrive. May this list of composers destroy those very nostalgia settings from the sheer awesomeness that is to come.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Ridley Confirmed? Ganondorf Confirmed? Solid Snake confirmed? Chrono Confirmed? Endou Mamoru Confirmed? Lightning Confirmed? Phoenix Wright Confirmed? Tekken character confirmed? Dante Confirmed? Sora Confirmed? Klonoa Confirmed? Siegfried Confirmed? King of Cosmos Confirmed? anyone confirmed? cannot compute… *EXPLODES*

    • Ren Yuumei

      Chill for a sec buttercup, you’ll kill yourself

    • anthony apduhan

      Half Life 3 confirmed?

  • Ren Yuumei

    I always never cared for smashes music it was too…….marching band-ish
    I hate marching bands.

    • http://mmx-engine.blogspot.com/ Game Dragon

      I actually never noticed this until you said it lol.

    • Heisst

      Don’t think you’ve ever listened to Melee or 64′s soundtrack then.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xidW2LmyW7g

    • http://forums.wpcentral.com/members/wanderingtraveler.htm TheWPCTraveler

      So, you don’t like highly orchestrated music? That’s exactly the kind of music the fits the rather serious mood Smash has.
      (Of course, I may like it just because I grew up listening to the Pokémon R/S/E soundtrack, but you can’t deny that it somewhat fits the mood.)

    • HarakiriKami

      Um.

      Most of Smash music fits either Rock, Jazz,Electronic in addition to Big Band.

      These songs arent using an Orchestra so the correct term is Big Band

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    That’s quite an impressive list, considering there are heaps of composers that have worked on games completely unrelated to Nintendo. But I gotta say, I loved the soundtrack for Brawl and I can’t wait to hear the full list for this one. I’m actually listening to the songs on the official website right now. And that’s an awesome idea, to be able to listen to the music while the 3DS sleeps like the 3DS is an MP3 Player or something.

    • Agito

      the 3ds sound app does that actually. you need the song in the memory card for it to work though.

      • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

        Well, I didn’t know that. Thanks for the info. Thing is, I only use my 3DS for games. Why would I ever touch some useless sound app on a games console?

        • Agito

          well i lost my phone so i was curious to see if my 3ds could play music. So under normal circumstances i would’ve never tried that.

          • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

            Oh wow. I can totally understand that. I lost count of all the phones I lost during my high school years. Lucky for me, I still have my old iPod for just such an emergency. xD

          • Agito

            always have a back-up music player. because lord knows i can’t trust my brain to remember where i left my phone XD

        • Suicunesol

          “Why would I ever touch some useless sound app on a games console?”

          Because it’s a sound app made by Nintendo. Try it. Fiddle around with it. You’ll see what I mean.

          • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

            Actually, I have. Some of the features are rather interesting for a sound app, but ultimately, I found it to be a useless addition for the 3DS. Well, that’s just my opinion. I’m sorry if I offended you, but that’s how I feel.

  • Go2hell66

    damn i thought i knew a lot of composers until i saw this list

  • http://forums.wpcentral.com/members/wanderingtraveler.htm TheWPCTraveler

    Wow, Shota Kageyama is my favorite Pokémon composer.
    Good to see they picked the right composer for the Pokémon remixes.

    • DeadLineDance

      My favorite too! I mean, Masuda’s old-school tunes are all well and good, but I absolutely love Kageyama’s work in 5th and 6th gen.

  • Stephen Mc Devitt

    There should be a Smash Bros. concert!

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      That. Would be GLORIOUS.

  • DeadLineDance

    At least half of all music I listen to is video game music. This list makes me extremely happy.
    Legends like Sakuraba and Shimomura, smaller favorites like Hamauzu, Kageyama, and Tanioka. But most of all, the greatest of all time, I literally choked up a little when I read his name, Yasunori Mitsuda.

    • DeadLineDance

      Sorry for double-post, but I found this from another source and wanted to share. “Play in Sleep Mode” is the BEST. THING. EVARRR.
      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/64835841/ssb4d/14-08-22.png

      • Oxybelis

        Audio quality on 3DS will be shitty though. 3DS audio output is bad too.

        Needs rip from Wii U version.

        • Chaos_Knight

          Are you sure your own headphones are not shitty? I played Pokemon X, Kingdom Hearts 3D, aqnd Kid Icarus: Uprising and the audio is not terrible.

          • Oxybelis

            It’s not awful, but not very enjoyable.

            Also all audio on 3DS is 32Khz.

          • HarakiriKami

            Stop being silly Sly

        • Suicunesol

          3DS speakers aren’t great. But that’s where it ends. Plug your 3DS into good speakers or headphones and you’re set. Audio quality should be no different from a phone or Ipod.

        • DeadLineDance

          Harsh! I’ll take what I can get for free with the game, though.

      • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

        Alright, you can listen to the music in sleep mode! Best Smash-news today! Good design choice.

  • Triplicity

    Amazing lineup! Hopefully that’ll lighten the sting from having only two tracks per stage on the 3DS version a little.

    • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

      I don’t have a problem with that at all. Brawl had a bazillion tracks per stage, but a lot of them – even from big-name composers – were surprisingly forgettable compared to Melee, which only had two. I’d rather they focus on quality over quantity any day.

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    This is for 3DS and Wii U ya know. Just saying, it’s not ONLY 3DS composers.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      The website states “Musicians of Nintendo 3DS version” quite clearly.

      • NintendoPSXTheSecond

        So you actually believe they’re going to spend all this money to hire all these composers for one game and NOT use them again for the other one?
        You believe they’re going to hire 30 or so OTHER composers with a huge history for just the Wii U and not cycle the ones before? Puhlease.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          That’s not the point. The point is that they say these are for the 3DS version, and until the Wii U version is confirmed to be the exact same list, that’s what we’re reporting.

          • Highasthesky

            Good on you. I much prefer facts than made up BS.

          • Daniel

            Good thing im getting both then

        • BOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

          If I were a betting man I’d say it specifies the 3DS because all of these composers are featured on the 3DS version as stages have specific music and the 3DS and WiiU versions are confirmed to have different stages. There are some shared stages and other opportunities to play music (menus and such) but the music by specific composers on the 3DS-only stages are on this list and not necessarily the ones for the WiiU version. Makes sense to focus on 3DS game information since it will release fairly soon and well before the WiiU version.

          Not only the stage exclusivity, but the game mode exclusivity as well. Smash Run will certainly have its own music and a composer that only worked on music for that game mode wouldn’t have their work appear on the WiiU version since, you know, that mode’s not going to be on it.

          So specifying the 3DS version makes sense.

        • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

          Most likely the two versions share many, but not all music tracks (depending on the number of shared stages). I can see the Wii U version having, like, one new arrangement by Koji Kondo or something that wasn’t in the 3DS version.

        • AuraGuyChris

          Well, yes, because there’s only two tracks per stage in the 3DS version.

        • HarakiriKami

          Because there are series with stages not on the Wii U version mate.

          3DS is mostly fill of handheld series + games

  • 永次

    Motoi Sakuraba and Kenji Ito, thanks god.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Kenji Ito needs more love. I absolutely love his music.

      • 永次

        Romancing SaGa 1-2-3 soundtrack was gorgeous.

  • RunningWild1984

    I know Chrono Trigger and the Tekken guy(s). And that’s it.

    • AkuLord3

      Need to expand on ur music artists, Wild~

  • AkuLord3

    So many favorites and surprises, this will be great 83

  • KingGunblader

    Xenoblade composers? That’s fucking ACE.

    • Chaos_Knight

      Shulk confirmed.

      • 하세요

        Masashi Hamauzu? Lightning confirmed. She always, always returns.

        • gulabjamal

          ALWAYS

        • KingGunblader

          Say what you will about the XIII series, but I always thought it had some pretty great music. (The first one moreso than its sequels)

          • 하세요

            Oh I’m not saying anything bad about the XIII series. Shit, I personally enjoyed it very much and the music is fantastic. I was merely making a Lightning Returns pun.

      • Kornelious

        Hell’s Yeah!

      • AuraGuyChris

        And Monokuma and Jude Mathis.

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      Brilliant pun. I’m trying to resist making the same.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Oh wow! I’m seeing some big names for my childhood there!

  • ivanchu77

    No Nobuo Uematsu makes me sad :( , but still a amazing list, can´t wait to hear the entire OST!

    • HarakiriKami

      maybe we’ll get TLS representation in smash on Wii U ;____;

  • Ali

    I didn’t realise how many composers I knew by heart until I read this list. Himt: They’re A LOT!

  • Ecchitori

    It’s so nice to see some big names here. It’s gonna one hell of an OST..

  • Spirit Macardi

    Sadly I don’t see Kanako Kakino on the cast from Namco. But knowing them, they probably fired her a while ago…

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      Hmmm. I can’t think of anything she’s worked on recently (but I will go find her last work). It would be cool to see her composing for Smash, but I think we’d have to wait until Klonoa returns this gen. He has to eventually. If they bothered with a Wii remake, I think they’ll do something else again.

      • Spirit Macardi

        There’s been rumor of HD ports of the remake and Lunatea’s Veil on some Italian gaming sites, but they’re just that…

        Granted Namco can no longer use the “it doesn’t sell” excuse, since the VC port of Empire of Dreams did pretty darn well. Plus they’ve made sequels to games that sold worse since then.

        • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

          Guh. I wish they would. That would be so fantastic. ♥
          I want Moonlight Museum to get a port and remake too~.

          . . .Wait. Empire of Dreams was VC ported? Do you mean only in Japan, or. . ?

          • Spirit Macardi

            Empire of Dreams is on the Wii U VC in the US.

            You’re probably thinking of Legend of the Star Medal. That was the only GBA entry that was Japan only.

            If they did port the remake though, I’d want them to fix the character name screw-ups and replace Eric Stitt with a VA who can actually sound like a young boy (I’d cast Cassandra Lee in a heartbeat!).

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            Oh! I guess I forgot that! (/whatiswrongwithme)

            Cassandra Lee always works for me~!
            I do want unreleased/localized Klonoa games to get some kind of love this gen though. . .

  • Jonah Paley

    oh. my god.

    Yasunori Mitsuda. My FAVORITE video game composer of all time. (Sorry Nobuo Uematsy, you’re in 2nd place.)

    Yoko Shimomura. Shoto Kageyama. Masashi Hamauzu. Kumi Tanioaka. Masafumi Takada. Nobuko Toda (In addition to Metal Gear stuff, Toda worked on some of the tracks for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. I wasn’t aware of her contributions to either until I looked up her name just now, though, especially since on the FFXIV: ARR OST, she’s listed by the name of her music production company, Film Score, rather than by her actual name.)

    This list is eargasmic! Can’t wait to see what the Wii-U version will have!

    As for the lack of Nobuo Uematsu, remember, he only did 1 track for Brawl as far as I can remember, the main theme. Still, sad to not see him on this list. Maybe for the Wii-U version of the list?

  • David García Abril

    KEIKI KOBAYASHI AND JUNICHI NAKATSURU?!

    F*** YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!

  • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

    YES Koshiro and Shimomura!

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    So very glad to see ACE on there. Everything they did for Xenoblade was stellar. Hopefully, after they reveal Shulk or whoever from that game, we get to hear some of the music from the Xenoblade stage.

    • Kornelious

      I’m with you on that one! :D

    • SetzerGabbiani

      Just now playing through my copy of Xenoblade, and the music is amazing. The daytime music in the plains on Bionis’ leg O_o ..!!!!! I really hope they use an arrangement of that music or even the original in the game.

  • Codename: D.A.V.I.D.

    Cool, Yasunori Mitsuda! Who knows? Maybe… :3

  • http://infonochikara.wordpress.com Kaoru Kajiura

    Nice! Koshiro, ACE+, Shimomura, Sakuraba & Mitsuda. LOL even the Danganronpa composer joining in too. I really wanted Koji Kondo in the team but still the list made me impressed though.

  • Yan Zhao

    Holy they got quite the all star cast of composers here. Only notable one missing is Uematsu from the early FInal Fantasy games but when the rest of the cast is so solid, cant really complain. You cant have them all.

    Motoi Sakuraba is in and that’s all I care about :3

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Masafumi Takada!

  • wahyudil

    Yasunori mitsuda!!! Motoi Sakuraba!!!!

  • Traveler

    They got Sakuraba OMG!!!

  • AceEsper

    Tetsuya Shibata? Motoi Sakuraba? Yoko Shimomura? Keiichi Okabe?! That’s it, we’re done. Best soundtrack of the year, no questions asked.

    • gulabjamal

      Agreed. I was sold at Keiichi Okabe

  • gulabjamal

    Omg Michiko Naruke, my Wild ARMs woman returns!! Loveee her compositions like no other. And she arranged the Ocarina of Time medley in Brawl.

    Also holy crap Keiichi Okabe, the man behind the NieR soundtrack which is arguably one of the best VG soundtracks ever made! Also Kenji Ito and ACE and Junichi Nakatsuru and Sakuraba… TOO MAN DAMN GOOD REASONS TO GET THIS GAME!!!

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      I know, right!? Seeing Michiko Naruke still there is so exciting!

      There’s a lot of fantastic names up there~!
      I feel brawl was worth it for the OST alone, and this time looks to be the same. x’D

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    ?! I hope the game comes with the soundtrack!

    * Ahem sound test*

  • Raymond

    Motoi Sakuraba’s music is in the game but i can’t get one tales char in super smash?! T_T
    Oh well….

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      I believe he composed last time too, so it’s probably just a matter of keeping him, regardless. What would have been cool would have been a Baten Kaitos character (since it was Nintendo-exclusive and composed by him).

      • Kaetsu

        Kalas would be an awesome edition to Smash Bros. It would be so easy to come up with a move set for him.

        EDIT: Also Baten Kaitos is a Nintendo and Bandai Namco game so there would be no issue getting him in the game since Bamco is working on Smash. It’s most likely that Shulk will appear in the game but it would be cool for Monolith to have another representative.

        • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

          I would love that!

          Ohh~! Smart! I completely overlooked that, but you’re right! That would be pretty snazzy. I hope that one day, that could become a reality. ♥

      • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

        Nintendo and Bamco alike seem to have forgotten Baten Kaitos exists… ;_;

        • Kaetsu

          In 2010 the director of Baten Kaitos said he was working on a secret project and then in 2011 Monolith Soft revealed concept art(by the same guy) that looked like Baten Kaitos and I don’t think they’ve mentioned anything since :/ Unless we hear something next year then it was probably cancelled.

          • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

            Oh believe me, I’ve been following every new development from Yasuyuki Honne and Monolith Soft Kyoto with all the obsessive intensity that only a burned-out, blueballed fan can muster…

        • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

          I know. ;u;
          There was a light reference to it that could become something (unless that project is cancelled?), but I wish they’d give it more love.

  • RagingTiger44

    I see they got Yoko Shimomura. Nice.

  • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

    Yuzo Koshiro is the greatest of all time debate me

    • 하세요

      Debating preferences? That’ll be fun and everyone will win.

  • Kaetsu

    I’m not seeing any love for Yuzo Koshiro in the comments(except for the comment below me). This is madness! Listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCZjnuS6ESc

  • Kaetsu

    Also having Masashi Hamauzu is a win in my books https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvqfPlNozDo

  • Invisbin

    YOKOOOOOO

  • Kaihedgie

    I had a feeling or at least hopin’ that Yuzo was on board this

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    Aside from Yuki Kaijura, this is pretty much everyone I could ever want composing this game. I’m pretty happy about it.

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Seeing the names of all of these legendary composers along with the more recent ones is enough to get me excited. October please be here already!

  • Kroz

    Wow pretty much every major composer I can think of, so unexpected.

    • Kaetsu

      Brawl was like this too.

      • Kroz

        “the more you know”

    • Heisst

      Yet no Uematsu or Kondo, two of the biggest videogame composers in the industry. Not as big but still a miss: Kenji Yamamoto.

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    YESSS! I can’t tell if the list is longer, but it is just as glorious. I am so excited! >u<

  • Nonomino

    I was hoping for Hitoshi Sakimoto, but oh well. There are other amazing composers.

    • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

      Sakimotomind.

  • Kornelious

    Wow! They have Sakuraba and Shimomura….I don’t even think they contributed characters to this game! This is gonna be Awesome!

    But most importantly they have ACE….The Xenoblade Soundtrack maker…..I know it’s a long-shot since they have SO many other composers but I thinks it’s just about safe to say the Shulk, is confirmed! :D

    • HarakiriKami

      They have mitsuda too.

  • Kelohmello

    You had me at Hamauzu. And like 10 other composers on this list. Brawl also had an amazing all star crew of composers, and Kid Icarus Uprising as well. I gotta say, Sakurai definitely knows what he’s doing when it comes to this.

  • Mike Pureka

    Good god. Maybe we should just make a game in which all these composers battle it out. o.o

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    With a list like this any complaint is bound to sound like nitpicking, but: the one name not on here that I would’ve loved to see is Hitoshi Sakimoto. It’s too bad Nobuo Uematsu and Koji Kondo (!!!) don’t seem to be coming back from Brawl either. Also: all these Bamco-affiliated names, and no Go Shiina?? Sad.

    Anyway though, great list overall. I’m especially glad to see Yasunori Mitsuda, Masafumi Takada and Hirokazu Tanaka returning. Kumi Tanioka and Masashi Hamauzu are great new additions, as well.

    • Triplicity

      Oh damn, you’re right. Go Shiina would have been sick.

    • AuraGuyChris

      All Uematsu did was compose the main theme, didn’t he?

      • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

        Yeah, and Koji Kondo only arranged one track. But that was still something!

    • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

      I think Sakimoto would be on the Wii U one for a stage, but I will be a bit devastated if he doesn’t make it (is anyone from Basiscape on there?). I didn’t realize Koji Kondo is not up there though. . .

  • Souffrir

    You seriously included Inazuma Eleven as one of Mitsuda’s main compositions, and not Chrono Cross, which as near as I can tell is *the* most universally agreed-upon great video game soundtrack?

    What?

    • AuraGuyChris

      Chrono Trigger has more value than Chrono Cross, though I did love the soundtrack for both.

    • KoRLumen

      This is the list on the website, provided by Nintendo.

      http://www.smashbros.com/us/music/

    • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

      The list was clearly written by the Japanese side to reflect popular/iconic series, which Inazuma Eleven is over there.

      Similarly, listing that One Piece exhibition thing under ACE’s credentials doesn’t mean much to most of us but in Japan One Piece is a pop-cultural juggernaut so that’s a big damn deal.

    • 하세요

      I’ve never heard anyone praise Chrono Cross’s OST. It’s not bad, but the only Chrono people praise is Trigger.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      That’s not how you spell Donkey Kong.~

  • Izzeltrioum

    Damn it Sakurai where are the 2 gods of BGM composing?

    FALCOM JDK

    SHIINA MASARU.

    ;_;

  • Niermyico
  • HarakiriKami

    Y’all should have mentioned Golden Sun/Valkyrie Profile/Baten Kaitos under Motoi Sakuraba

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    So they put down SaGa Frontier II for Hamazu <3

    Lots of good composers here, hopefully they add more for the Wii U version! Hiroki Kikuta would be rad.

  • Juhata

    -Yoko Shimomura
    -Keiki Kobayashi
    -Yasunori Mitsuda
    -Motoi Sakuraba
    -Yuzo Koshiro
    -ACE+
    -KEIICHI MOTHERF***ING OKABE

    This lineup is way more orgasmic than Xenoblade’s composer list. And Xenoblade’s composer list was freaking amazing.
    The hype is real.

    • HarakiriKami

      Manami Kiyota contributed so many glorious soundtracks to Xenoblade tho

  • NightzeroAX

    Masashi Hamauzu? Oh god yes. This list is epic.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    I hope to Cthulu that Uematsu composes the intro for the Wii U version. You don’t have a sound orgy of Smash Bros. caliber without one of the legends.

  • Quizler

    With all those idolm@s composers they better stick “Ai like hamburger” into a warioware stage or something, it’s the only place I can see it happen

  • Raltrios

    >Yoko Shimomura
    >Motoi Sakuraba

    I’m set. That’s all I needed. My ears are ready.

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