December 07, 2021

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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.❞

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 2021-02-19

Legend of Mana Remastered soundtrack bundled with Collector's Edition

Legend of Mana Remastered Collector's Edition for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 include art book and two-disc soundtrack album.

Jerry on 2020-11-12

Kingdom Hearts III music score streaming on Spotify & Apple Music

Kingdom Hearts III digital soundtrack, along with II.8, Unchained & Union music, published through online streaming platforms Apple Music 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

Soundtracks for Capcom's Breath of Fire trilogy of role-playing games available digitally for the first time outside of Japan.

Jerry on 2015-09-17

Legend of Mana arrangement album "Promise" ships from CDJapan

Legend of Mana self-arrangement album "Promise" by Yoko Shimomura available for shipping on compact disc from CDJapan

Jerry on 2014-11-04

Kuricorder performs recorder covers of Square Enix themes on Cure SQ

For the Cure SQ compilation, saxophonist Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi, guitarist Kenji Kondo and tuba player Takero Sekizima arrange music from Square Enix titles.

Jerry on 2012-12-20

Live A Live Super Famicom soundtrack ships from CDJapan

A reissue of the soundtrack published in 2012 includes an added a vocal arrangement of "GO! GO! Buriki King!!" sung by director Takashi Tokita.

Jerry on 2010-05-27

Chill SQ a relaxing collection of role-playing game themes

The second installment in Square Enix's "SQ" series of cover albums includes laid back electronic and acoustic arrangements of role-playing game themes.

Jerry on 2010-04-13

Capcom makes Final Fight: Double Impact album free download

Developer Capcom has made the remixed soundtrack to Final Fight: Double Impact available for free download in mp3 file format.

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.