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Submitted by denisx04 451d ago | news

Yoko Shimomura To Compose Kingdom Hearts 3 Music

Yoko Shimomura will be reprising her role to compose the music in Kingdom Hearts 3 as the news came in directly from this years Tokyo Game Show. Yoko Shimomura has been described as ”the most famous female video game music composer in the world” Shimomura worked on the original music for Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II so fans are excited that she is reprising her role. Square Enix Origin has more details and what this means for Kingdom Hearts 3. (Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts 3, PS4, Xbox One, Yoko Shimomura)

Abash  +   451d ago
Fantastic news, I cant wait to hear her composition for Kingdom Hearts III
-Foxtrot  +   451d ago
I can't wait for the new theme song by Hikaru Utada...although the intro which usualy recaps everything is going to be VERY long after all the silly handheld/spin off games

I hope in KH HD remix 2.5 they include Dream Drop Distance since they said you need to play it to understand KH3 story.

I'm still ticked off that apparently at the end of DD <spoiler> Sora dosen't become a Keyblade Master, he fails and Rikku becomes one instead. I mean I know Sora failed his test and needed saving but COME ON. He's saved both worlds TWICE and he wasn't even supposed to weild the Keyblade the guy who was supposed to, Rikku lost his heart to the darkness and became evil so I don't really see how they can't let Sora pass but instead make someone who has just joined the good side recently pass after everything he did
Snookies12  +   451d ago
Is it confirmed that Hikaru is going to do the next game's theme? I thought she said she didn't want to do them anymore because of her English translations losing "feeling" or something like that.
-Foxtrot  +   451d ago
Well she better...come on it's one more game in this current trilogy. When they start a new trilogy in the far far future then they can replace her but she may aswell. It's not like they come out every 2-4 years, they come out once in a blue moon.
coolasj  +   451d ago
Utada Hikaru has been a like a 4 year hiatus. She's only come out to do the ending credit songs for the Evangelion Rebuild movies. She'll probably jump at the opportunity to do the next Kingdom Hearts Theme. If they didn't it be as crazy as replacing David Hayter and casting someone else as Snake! Oh wait... uh oh.
Actually, she said she wont because Square Enix didnt want to pay her enough. But that was years ago. She has to do 4 versions of one song. The Japanese version, the English version (which has completely different lyrics), And both songs have to have a slow version.

Either way she I heard she went on hiatus for a while after her last album hit the top 20 in America (unprecedented for an Asian artist). Not sure if she returned.
gerol  +   451d ago
i doubt Hikki will return to KH since her management strongly says that Disney does not pay enough for her work.

@Sharingan_no_Kakashi:
you're wrong. Charice has a higher peaked in the US. She is the first Asian solo singer in history to land in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart (which she peaked at no. 8)
while Utada's second album "This Is the One" peaked at no. 69
My bad.

I meant top 20 on iTunes.
no_more_heroes  +   451d ago
PHUQ YEAH!!!
mandf  +   451d ago
Cool. My wife came down the isle to Dearly Beloved.
knifefight  +   451d ago
Best wedding ever.
godofboobees  +   451d ago
My buddy also had his wife come down the aisle to it. Being best man and and holding back tears was hard
AceBlazer13  +   451d ago
I'm just glad to hear the game is progressing.
GrandpaSnake  +   451d ago
does she make beats?
godofboobees  +   451d ago
She also composed the legend of mana soundtrack! Quite frankly the most underrated soundtrack
RexFury  +   451d ago
Amazing composer. I still listen to many of her OST's on a regular basis.
furneri357  +   451d ago
it wont be kingdom hearts if there's no yoko shimomura n it wont be silent hill without akira yamaoka
-Gespenst-  +   448d ago
She's really got her hands full with this and XV. Must be pretty stressful. So much music to write and so much hype and expectation to meet. It'll be quite an achievement if the soundtracks of both are really good. I'm sure she'll manage though.

If it'll make her life any easier, please don't include that friggin Olympus Coliseum theme. Sick to my stomach of hearing it. Definitely one of her less inspiring tunes. All game soundtracks tend to have duds like it. There are a few overused and not so good ones though that they ought to do away with.

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