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Shinesparkers working on Harmony of Heroes: A Super Smash Bros fan arrangement album

by nintendaan
22 April 2013
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Shinesparkers are working on a new music album and this time, the scope is going beyond the Metroid franchise! Their third album is called Harmony of Heroes and will focus on the Super Smash Bros. series, which they find the next logical step. Harmony of Heroes will bring music from all three entries in the franchise and will include pieces from Star Fox, Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and so much more. The musician selection is a mixture of a few veterans and some new meat, which will bring a new flavour to the score.

The full album will be released for free in 2014 as a digital download and there will be more details throughout the development of the project. You can find the full PR after the jump!

Shinesparkers are delighted to reveal our latest project HARMONY OF HEROES, an album based on the Super Smash Bros series.

Our latest project builds on the success of our previous projects Harmony of a Hunter and Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run, which were created in celebration and support of Metroid's twenty fifth anniversary. While we were proud of our achievements, we were overwhelmed by the love and support of our albums that we decided to consider another. After 101% Run released and seventy five tracks later, we were satisfied that we had effectively covered the vast majority of music from the Metroid franchise to a standard that many fans could appreciate. But we also knew that it would be difficult to fill a third album of music from the franchise.

It was important that our next album had a different focus, but still appealed to the dedicated and loyal fan base we had received. To ensure this was still achievable, we decided that Harmony of Heroes would also be highly diverse in terms of musical genre and feature musicians like our previous projects. We identified that a lot of Metroid fans were also fans of other Nintendo franchises and Super Smash Bros, so we felt it would be a desirable project. Super Smash Bros is a hot topic right now with fans eagerly anticipating the upcoming games on Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.

Harmony of Heroes will focus on music from all three Super Smash Bros games and feature some of the most cherished and loved franchises in Nintendo history, including Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Kirby and Pokemon. We also want to assure people that the Metroid franchise will be suitably represented in Harmony of Heroes. I can confirm that some musicians from our previous projects will be contributing music to this album, as well as brand new musicians hoping to make their debut for the first time. Harmony of Heroes will be assisted by Pyro Paper Planes and Buoy, two musicians from Harmony of a Hunter. Both of them have been a huge and essential support to the project so far, offering some great advice and suggestions to make this album something incredibly special. You will be hearing more from them during the development of this project. We are also thankful to Sam Dillard for creating and scoring our announcement trailer.

Finally, I would like to confirm that Harmony of Heroes will be released in 2014 as a free digital release via our website. We hope that Smash Bros fans will look forward to our project and that fans of Shinesparkers and Harmony of a Hunter will continue to support us.


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