January 28, 2023

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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 2022-12-20

Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Vinyl LP Box due out in March

Published by Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Vinyl LP Box scheduled for release on March 22nd, shipping on three analog records.

Jerry on 2022-11-02

Front Mission 1st: Remake slated for release on November 30th

Front Mission 1st: Remake, developed by Forever Entertainment, scheduled for release on November 30th for Nintendo Switch.

Jerry on 2022-10-21

Ubisoft publishes Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope soundtrack

Ubisoft Music publishes Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope soundtrack by Yoko Shimomura, Grant Kirkhope, and Gareth Coker.

Jerry on 2022-06-18

Street Fighter II Turbo soundtrack pressed to compact disc

Street Fighter II Turbo soundtrack album by record label Cassetron due out on two compact discs on August 24th in Japan.

Jerry on 2022-06-18

Cassetron publishes Super Street Fighter II soundtrack 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 Impact included in PlayStation Plus streaming service

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

Jerry on 2022-05-20

LIVE A LIVE HD-2D Remake soundtrack pressed to compact disc

LIVE A LIVE HD-2D Remake soundtrack pressed to compact disc, featuring music by Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura.

Jerry on 2022-04-11

Preorders open on Steam for Capcom Fighting Collection

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 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 & 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

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

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.