Out of all the surprise announcements from E3 2018 this week, there is one I bet you definitely never saw coming… the return of NintyBeats!
For those unaware, a couple years ago I used to run a regular segment which existed solely to give appreciation to the musical history of Nintendo games. Without the music, a lot of games would loose so much of their charm and personality.
What’s a better time to revive the segment than with a preview of some songs featured in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Prepare for auditory pleasure, after the break!
Main Theme ~ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~ Nintendo Switch (2018)
Let us smash our way into our little revival with the main theme from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! From how the piece sounds, I believe it is safe to assume that this will be what plays while exploring the menus of Smash Ultimate, and what a tune to really get you pumped up for the ultimate Super Smash Bros. experience. It sounds vaguely similar to the Smash Wii U/3DS theme, but different enough to call itself a new iteration of Smash. There is also a slight familiarity to various music from A Link Between Worlds, most notable Lorule Castle, especially with how progression goes forward, the music adds more of a fanfare to itself.
Brinstar Depths ~ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~ Nintendo Switch (2018)
The Brinstar Depths remixed theme from the Metroid series has been remastered for the first time since Melee (similar to a bunch of retro stages) and it sounds cleaner as ever. The theme was once compiled solely of SciFi-esque synth sounds (I mostly have no idea what I’m talking about) but this new version comes accompanied by what sounds like a violin and electric guitars to give the piece a cleaner sound. Speaking of electric guitars, that section would be totally perfect for pulling off Ridley’s powerful Final Smash!
Vega Stage ~ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~ Nintendo Switch (2018)
Does this signify a brand new stage for Smash Ultimate? Either way, this piece inspired by the Street Fighter series has a lot of cinematic flamenco flair to it. In a way, fighting can be considered a dance itself. Perform those smash attacks with pure synchronicity, let the rhythm lead your dodges, then beat the heck out of your opponents!
Breath of the Wild: Main Theme ~ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ~ Nintendo Switch (2018)
This rendition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s theme is just a bit special, isn’t it. It really gives you an idea of just how beautiful the world of Hyrule is behind you on the Great Plateau Tower, all while pumping to up to smash your friends and foes to pieces. Make it a 1-on-1 against Ganondorf and maybe it will feel like your fighting the boss finale… almost!
Hope you have enjoyed this week’s musical platter. I hope to start doing this segment regular once again, however this time I will be aiming to publish these once every two weeks for the most part, instead of once a week. Additionally, if you have any suggestions yourself, feel free to shout them out below!