At June’s Nintendo Direct event, Nintendo delighted fans with the news of the remake of the classic Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The beloved classic is set to make a return in modern graphics. The remake titled simply Super Mario RPG will be released on November 17th, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo revealed Super Mario RPG with a gameplay trailer. The studio has made sure to preserve the essence of the original game by maintaining the same perspective while adding a modern touch with captivating 3D graphics.
Revisit the timeless adventure of the original game, enhanced with modern updates. Players can expect an approachable and engaging role-playing experience. Players will embark on a quest alongside Mario, Bowser, Peach, and a cast of original characters, Mallow and Geno. Together, they must repair the wish-granting Star Road and thwart the mischievous Smithy Gang.
With vibrant environments awaiting exploration, players will navigate through a colorful world, encountering turn-based battles with their party of three. Timing attacks correctly during combat will provide a satisfying boost in damage or allow for a well-timed defensive maneuver.
Original Super Mario RPG Composer Returns for Remake’s Music
Multi-award-winning music composer Yoko Shimomura, renowned for her work on the original Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, is set to return to compose the music for the remake of the game. Shimomura took to Twitter to confirm her involvement in the project.
In her tweet, translated by Google, Shimomura stated,
I am in charge of the music for the remake version of Super Mario RPG announced at the Nintendo Direct today. I put all my heart into arranging all the songs, hoping that both the fans of the original and those playing for the first time can enjoy it. Stay tuned for more news.”
Yoko Shimomura’s career as a composer spans back to the late 1980s when she began working for Capcom. Her talent and creativity shone through in games like Street Fighter II and Final Fight, garnering recognition within the industry.
However, one of Shimomura’s most influential and memorable works is the soundtrack for the popular role-playing game Kingdom Hearts, developed by Square Enix in collaboration with Disney. Yoko Shimomura has contributed her musical prowess to various other video games such as Parasite Eve, Legend of Mana, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and Final Fantasy XV.
The pre-orders for the game are live now, and you can get yourself a digital copy of the game at the Nintendo eShop. What are your thoughts about this news? Are you excited about the game and looking forward to reliving the moments from the classic Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars? Let us know in the comments section below.