While not essential from a gameplay point of view, one standout moment from the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct earlier this month was the lyrical addition to "Lifelight" - the main theme for the new game. Blasting our delicate ears with surprise and wonder, this new vocal element introduced itself in the second half of that World of Light trailer (you know, with the light beams), adding yet another dose of epicness to proceedings before leaving fans wanting more.
But who do we have to thank for the song? Well, game director Masahiro Sakurai has shared a tweet to reveal the stars of the show, as seen below.
The piece was composed by Hideki Sakamoto, a Japanese composer who has previously worked on arrangements for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and also served as the composer for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Darkness. For the Japanese version (which you can listen to here) Erina Koga provided the vocals - Sakurai notes that, despite her talent and strong performance, Erina is only eighteen years of age.
For the English-language version, it was voice actor and singer Abby Trott who provided the vocal track. Her voice acting credits can be found on titles like Spider-Man, Halo Wars 2, NieR Automata, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice to name a few, and she's also been involved with plenty of animated series.
If you want to relive that trailer in all its glory (the song kicks in at around 2:25) we'll leave it right here for you:
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