Nintendo has revealed the singers that have performed the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate theme song, Lifelight, which was heard in this month’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct for the first time.
“The main theme you’ve heard in various iterations actually has lyrics. I struggle with the main theme every time, but I realised that if I wanted to surpass the main theme from Smash for [Super Smash Bros. Ultimate], I knew we couldn’t do the exact same thing. That’s why I decided early on to use the power of song,” game director Masahiro Sakurai explained in his Weekly Famitsu column (translated by Source Gaming).
“Our vocalist was Erina Koga – and she was only a 17-year-old amateur at the time of recording! The composer, Hideki Sakamoto, recommended her to me. She was featured on a televised singing contest and hearing her ageless voice was the deciding factor. Despite the difficult key, she handled the song beautifully. I look forward to what she will do in the future.”
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 7th.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Theme Song (“Lifelight”) – English Version
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Theme Song (“Lifelight”) – Japanese Version