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Monday, August 25, 2014

Meet Your Smash 4 3DS Musicians! *Embedded Videos*

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Plus a sample of their works.

Last Friday, the official website for Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS updated with the full list of composers for the 3DS version. All in all, there are a whopping 40 musicians listed, the vast majority are from Nintendo or Bandai Namco. If you're a videogame music buff, you might happily recognize some of the names and their works. You might also realize that some of your favourite musicians (like Koji Kondo or David Wise) are not on the list. If you recall, over seven years ago Sakurai published a similar list for Super Smash Bros. Brawl's composers. That list had 38 people on it.

Fret not! This is only for the 3DS version, which has a significantly less amount of songs in it because there are only two songs per stage in that version. The Wii U version will have much more, and therefore, more composers that are not part of the 3DS project. Also, these musicians definitely are more than capable and will make arrangements of songs that belong to franchises they have never worked on before.

What we have here.

But for those working on the 3DS version, this article wants to make you feel more acquainted with these guys. Musicians also in the Brawl list will be underlined and one of their Brawl contributions will also be included. Music may or may not be spoilers. ...Oh, and all of these are embedded. So this may load very slowly for you. Apologies in advance. 

If you would like a hyperlinks-only version, click here.

Last music update: September 11 2014.

Update:  Shohei Tsuchiya's Kapp'n's Song & Hirokazu Tanaka's PAC-MAN (Club Mix)

ACE (TOMOri Kudo / CHiCO)    Xenoblade Chronicles
Music for "ONE PIECE exhibition" under the editorship of Eiichiro Oda


Masato Coda (designwave Co., Ltd.)  (also known as "Masato Kouda")  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

...Sorry, I have no idea.

Taku Inoue (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.)    TEKKEN series
THE IDOLM@STER series



Jesahm (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.)    Donkey Konga series
THE IDOLM@STER series



Saki Kasuga (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.)  (Also known as "Saki Haruyama")   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.)  (also known as "Akihiko Ishikawa")   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

See Yoshinoro Hirai. AKA I don't have a clue.

Ryo Watanabe (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.)    RIDGE RACER series
THE IDOLM@STER series



Yoshihito Yano (BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.)    Katamari Damacy series
SOULCALIBUR series 



Ludwig had fun compiling this list of great music together. He hopes you had fun listening to it too! Share it with your friends who might doubt the Smash 4 3DS soundtrack, or who want to know about the musicians other than a list. If you have any corrections to make, do not hesitate to leave a comment!

4 comments :

  1. Ooh, lots of good names here!
    Just a comment, since for some of them you mentioned if they did a series, multiple games in a series, etc.--Michiko Naruke did the music for Wild Arms 1, 2, 3, 4 (one of a few composers), and Alter Code F (remake of the first game). Which means she's responsible for the prophets' theme in WA3, which I've probably linked you to before because it's awesome! XD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09_nn0c_Jqg

    ...This list has mainly reminded me of all the games I still need to play. XD

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    1. The games they did was off the Smash 4 site.

      The music they did was from research.
      (You can especially see the research if the music I embedded wasn't one of the games/series listed!)

      I listened to a bit of Wild Arms 1's soundtrack today. Good stuff.

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    2. Ah, okay.

      Yes, I did notice that.

      *holds up Wild Arms 1 disk* You bet!

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