Namco, Nintendo, and freelance composers team up for Super Smash Bros. 3DS

The soundtrack for Super Smash Bros. Brawl set the bar high with its huge, multi-artist soundtrack. Masahiro Sakurai took a similar approach for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, recruiting a team of big-name composers and arrangers to create the soundtrack.

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As Namco Bandai Games are the main developers for the game, many members of their sound team were unsurprisingly involved in the production. In addition, several composers from Nintendo EAD and many of the biggest freelancers in the industry also made contributions to the project. A huge list of the musicians involved in the project is shown below.

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 TRAVELLERS
Motoi Sakuraba Tales of series
Dark Souls series
Tetsuya Shibata (Unique Note Co., Ltd.) Devil May Cry 2, 3, 4
Merc Stora
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 Quest 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 series
THE IDOLM@STER series
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

Nintendo have also updated their official site with music samples from the soundtrack. They include an original composition from Namco’s Yoshihito Yano, a Pokemon battle arrangement by Yuzo Koshiro, and a Zelda arrangement by Michiko Naruke.

Posted on August 23, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on August 23, 2014.

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