In 2008, Tremendous Smash Bros. Brawl launched. Regardless that 14 years have since previous, its legacy nonetheless lives on. The playable characters that debuted on this recreation went on to return with the remainder of the solid in Tremendous Smash Bros. Final. Loads of the sport’s songs would even be introduced again in later Smash releases.

One of many many composers and arrangers for Tremendous Smash Bros. Brawl was Kenichi Okuma. Amongst Okuma’s contributions have been Gyromite, Pokémon Gymnasium/Evolution (Pokémon Crimson/Pokémon Blue), Flat Zone 2. These songs all returned in Smash 3DS and Wii U, in addition to Smash Final.

Sadly, Okuma is not with us. It was confirmed on his official Twitter account at this time that he handed away on July twenty second on account of esophageal most cancers. He was 56 years previous. Many individuals have shared their condolences, together with Sakurai himself. Sakurai additionally mentioned that Okuma’s legacy will dwell on in Smash 4 and Smash Final. You may see the announcement, in addition to Sakurai’s reply, down under.

All of us at My Nintendo Information supply our condolences to Kenichi Okuma’s household and associates. Could Okuma relaxation in peace, and should the legacy he left behind within the recreation soundtracks he contributed to be remembered for a really very long time.


— 桜井政博 / Masahiro Sakurai (@Sora_Sakurai) July 25, 2022

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