This week’s new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate song preview is in, and what a thrill this one is. Uploaded in the darkness and silence of the night (to us Westerners at least), a fearless new track comes by way of Nobuko Toda, known for her compositions so supreme throughout the Metal Gear series.
Still in a dream? It’s none other than “Snake Eater”—the melancholic, James Bond-like theme music to Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater—getting the coveted Smash Bros. remix treatment. MGS3 was Toda’s foray into video game composition, for which she handled cutscene music, before taking on a more active role alongside Harry Gregson-Williams as the chief composer for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. For “Snake Eater” to be covered by her for the upcoming Smash couldn’t be more fitting.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater told the Cold War story of FOX operative Naked Snake, who would later become known as Big Boss. The Metal Gear prequel first launched on PlayStation 2 in 2004 and was hailed by critics as one of the greatest video games ever made upon release. It was later ported to Nintendo 3DS in 2012.
What do you think of Toda’s take on “Snake Eater” for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Share your thoughts with us below, and don’t forget to check out last week’s “Mega Man 4 Medley” by Crush 40 guitarist and Sonic composer Jun Senoue if you haven’t already.
Source: Super Smash Bros. Music