Super Smash Bros. Composer Kenichi Okuma Passes Away Age 56
Kenichi Okuma (Japan’s videogame music composer and sound designer) has tragically died from cancer at 56. His family announced the news via his Twitter account.
According to Shacknews, Okuma composed the music for many games over his career. This includes the 1998 Sega Saturn title Langrisser V. The End of Legend. But, he is most well-known for his contributions to Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a 2008 Nintendo Wii game.
“Kenichi Okuma, a victim of esophageal carcinoma, fell asleep on July 22, 2012. The tweet (translated from Google) reads: “[He] was 56 years of age.” “I want to thank everyone who loved Okuma’s music and all those involved for their kindness over the years. We are very grateful. (All members of the family)
Masahiro Sakurai (director of Super Smash Bros.) offered his condolences. He wrote: “I pray to your soul” (translated from Google). “Thanks for your assistance in Smash Bros. X[ brawl]. Some songs can also be used in the last series.”
Brawl’s Okuma’s works include Gyromite and Flat Zone 2. Also, Pokemon Gym/ Evolution will feature Okuma’s works – all of which will be well-known to anyone who has ever played the legendary fighting game. In a tweet, these songs were also included in the latest installment of the series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sakurai said.
This month marked seven years since Satoru Iwata died. He was the former president of Nintendo and CEO. He worked on both the Pokémon series and Smash Bros. He was the one who created the compression tools that allowed Game Freak’s Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal to include the Kanto area. The fans loved this, which is still a highlight of the second-generation games’ legacy.
We condolence to Kenichi Okuma’s friends and family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.