May 10, 2006. It was a big day for Super Smash Bros. fans. On that day, which was the first day of that year’s E3, we had our collective minds blown by the long-awaited reveal of the next installment in the Smash Bros. series. The game was Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and love or hate it, there’s no denying how excited the trailer made people for the game.
There was so much shown, including new characters, stages, and items, but what was truly incredible was what we heard. Accompanying the trailer was the “Super Smash Bros. Brawl Main Theme,” a masterpiece by the legendary gaming composer Nobuo Uematsu. Yes, the man who created “One-Winged Angel.” By that alone, you should understand how amazing this song is.
Medli’s Melodies is a series in which we choose our favorite songs from The Legend of Zelda franchise, or highlight a special piece of music from the perpetually creative fan community. Music has always such been such an integral component of Zelda games, and we’re here to celebrate that every week!
And here’s the trailer if you would like to see it as well.
In the trailer, the characters are updated from Melee‘s visuals to Brawl‘s, with this song beginning as they finish. A sign that Brawl would offer all-new experiences and content.
This song is sung in Latin; Latin makes everything better. But seriously, Nintendo and the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, needed a hook. They needed a song that would put everyone’s attention in a chokehold. Mr. Uematsu delivered. The grandiose style of this orchestral track combined with the lyrics’ telling of a mighty warrior’s saga let the listener know just how great of an experience Smash Bros. is, and to expect more of the same from Brawl.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be here in less than four days. The wait almost seems unbearable, but when you realize songs like this are the result of our endurance, you know it’s worth it.