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1. Posted: Fri 9th May 2014 12:45 BST
Does anyone here know if the Nintendo Sound Group in Kyoto is involved for the music for SSB U? That group has created such impressive range of live-based music (Mario Galaxy, Galaxy 2, Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8) now, that I personally see it difficult for an external music department to replace them and produce the music at the level as the recent titles (3D World and Mario Kart 8 in particular).
Recording live-based music for SSB U could be one of the (many) explanations for the later release of SSB U compared to SSB 3DS. Even if the SSB U music used has been composed for earlier existing Nintendo titles, arranging/orchestrate the music for live musicians, record it and mix it takes much more time and resources than an electronical-only soundtrack.
But this is just my own theory. Perhaps this has already been discussed? I think Nintendo's biggest competitor regarding computer game music now is themselves.
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