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Yoko Shimomura

Yoko Shimomura (下村 陽子 Shimomura Yōko, born October 19, 1967) is a Japanese video game composer and pianist. Shimomura has worked in the video game industry ever since graduating from the Osaka College of Music in 1988. From then until 1993, she worked for Capcom, where she composed wholly or in part the scores for 16 games, including Final Fight and Street Fighter II: The World Warrior.

From 1993 until 2002, Shimomura worked for Square, where she composed for a further eight games. While working for Square, she was best known for her work on the soundtrack for Kingdom Hearts, which was her last game for the company before leaving. Starting with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga in 2003, she began working as an active freelancer.

Her works have gained a great deal of popularity, and have been performed in multiple video game music concerts, including one, Sinfonia Drammatica, that was focused half on her "greatest hits" album, Drammatica: The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura, and half on the music of a previous concert. Music from several of her games have been published as arranged albums, or as piano scores.

Breath of Fire Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom
Final Fight Commodore Amiga Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom Arcade Consoles
Kingdom Hearts Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Legend of Mana Sony Playstation (PSX)
Live A Live Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom
Parasite Eve Sony Playstation (PSX)
Street Fighter II′ Turbo: Hyper Fighting Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom
Street Fighter II′: Special Champion Edition Sega Megadrive / Genesis Arcade Consoles
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Nintendo Wii
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Super Famicom Sega Megadrive / Genesis
Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo Wii