There was no doubt that New Super Mario Bros. Wii would be hugely successful. The game kind of came out of nowhere, and it has been rocking the sales charts since it was released at the tail end of 2009. We’ve been trying to hunt down the audio team for an interview, and while I admit it took longer than we had hoped, at least we got it done!
Joining us is New Super Mario Bros. Wii Sound Director Kenta Nagata to tell us about how the team approached the game’s music, from why Mario sports a Latin sound despite being Italian, to the role of “rhythm” in a game with so many characters on the screen at once. It’s a nice look back at the game and its music, so please enjoy!
Hit the jump for our interview with Kenta Nagata. (more…)