April 25, 2024

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❝The first soundtrack [Shimomura] worked on at Capcom was for a game called Samurai Sword, this was in 1988. In 1989 she composed the soundtrack to the video game Final Fight and this was the first game to receive a separate soundtrack release. She originally started working on the soundtracks for home consoles but in 1990 she moved to Capcom’s arcade division. During her time at Capcom she worked on the soundtracks of over 16 games and was also a member of the company’s in-house band called Alph Lyla even performing live on occasion.❞ yokoshimomura.com

Jerry on 2024-02-14

Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Vinyl LP Box crossfade trailer premieres

Published by Square Enix, the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Vinyl LP Box set ships domestically on three analog records.

Jerry on 2024-01-16

Legend of Mana Remastered joins PlayStation Plus Premium catalog

Legend of Mana Remastered allows for playback of the PlayStation soundtrack by composer Yoko Shimomura or newly arrangemed tracks.

Jerry on 2023-11-17

Super Mario RPG remake launch trailer premieres

Launch trailer for Nintendo Switch turn-based role-playing game Super Mario RPG premieres, with music by Yoko Shimomura.

Eric on 2023-10-25

Piano Collections Final Fantasy XV: Moonlit Melodies on Apple Music

Piano Collections Final Fantasy XV: Moonlit Melodies, composed by Yoko Shimomura, streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.

Jerry on 2023-10-23

20th Anniversary of Front Mission: 1st Retrospective

Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of Front Mission: 1st, this retrospective outlines development details, original compositions, and re-orchestrations.

Jerry on 2023-10-04

Front Mission 1st: Remake Limited Edition announced for PS5 & Xbox

Tactical turn-based RPG Front Mission 1st: Remake, developed for modern gaming platforms by Forever Entertainment, now on consoles and Steam.

Jerry on 2023-08-31

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope Post-Launch Compilation debuts

Ubisoft Music publishes "Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope" Post-Launch Compilation, composed by Grant Kirkhope and Christophe Héral.

Jerry on 2023-04-27

LIVE A LIVE ported to PlayStation consoles and Steam

HD-2D Remake soundtrack album by Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura ships from the Square Enix store for North America.

Jerry on 2023-04-23

Procyon Studio opens preorders for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 soundtrack

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Original Soundtrack Limited Edition ships in August from Procyon Studio, pressed on nine compact discs.

Jerry on 2023-04-05

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition soundtrack preorders open

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition soundtrack preorders open at CDJapan, scheduled for release on five compact discs by Procyon Studio on August 2nd.

Jerry on 2023-02-08

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix soundtrack now playing on Apple Music

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix soundtrack now playing on Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, and YouTube Music streaming platforms.

Jerry on 2023-02-08

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix soundtrack added to Spotify

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix soundtrack by Yoko Shimomura now playing on Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube Music streaming platforms.

Jerry on 2022-08-24

Street Fighter II Turbo soundtrack pressed to compact disc

Street Fighter II Turbo Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive soundtrack album by record label Cassetron pressed on two compact discs.

Jerry on 2022-06-24

Capcom Fighting Collection includes in-game music player

Preorders on Steam secure bonus in-game music player content in the form of 18 arranged music tracks by CAP-JAMS and other artists.

Jerry on 2022-06-18

Super Street Fighter II soundtrack ships domestically on compact disc

Record label Cassetron presses soundtrack for Super Street Fighter II for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis on two compact discs.

Jerry on 2022-06-15

Final Fight: Double joins PlayStation Plus subscription service

Arranged soundtrack from Final Fight: Double Impact available for download in mp3 file format from Capcom's official website.

Jerry on 2021-03-13

Street Fighter RE:MIX Chiptune compilation streaming on Spotify

Capcom's 2014 chip music arrangement compilation "Street Fighter RE:MIX Chiptune" streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music.

Jerry on 2020-11-12

Kingdom Hearts III music score streaming on Spotify & Amazon Music

Kingdom Hearts III digital soundtrack, along with II.8, Unchained & Union music, streaming on Amazon Music Unlimited and Spotify.

Jerry on 2020-11-11

Final Fantasy XV soundtrack Vol. 1 & 2 pressed to Music Blu-Ray

Two-volume Final Fantasy XV soundtrack pressed to Blu-ray, and available for shipping through Square Enix's online store for North America.

Jerry on 2016-10-24

Capcom's Breath of Fire I-III Sound Collections streaming on Spotify

Digital soundtracks for Capcom's Breath of Fire role-playing game trilogy available for the first time on streaming platforms.

Jerry on 2014-11-04

Kuricorder performs recorder covers of Square Enix themes on Cure SQ

Saxophonist Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi, guitarist Kenji Kondo and tuba player Takero Sekizima arrange music from Square Enix titles.

Jerry on 2008-03-20

Drammatica a look back at the very best of Yoko Shimomura

Arrangement album "Drammatica: The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura" includes orchestral arrangements of music from Kingdom Hearts and Legend of Mana.