Akira Yamaoka discusses the creation of the fundraising initiative Play For Japan: The Album, whose proceeds will go to charity. He is joined by charity album participants Hip Tanaka.β and Mitsuto Suzuki.
Chiptune artist Omodaka combines traditional Japanese and early game console music styles. In addition, a full music video for "Hietsuki Bushi" can be viewed on YouTube, created by the Tokyo artist's studio Far East Recording.
Grasshopper Manufacture's chief sound officer Akira Yamaoka made an appearance at Gamescom to introduce Black Knight Sword, developed by Digital Reality of Sine Mora.
With Comic Market 80 taking place this weekend at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center, Yuu of The Door of Arcadia, Kou Ogata of k-waves LAB and Danjyon Kimura of Solitary Island Rigure discuss their game-inspired art and music.
Game composers Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Cross) and Laura Shigihara (Plants vs Zombies) discuss their participation in the Play For Japan music compilation.
Square Enix has announced a digital soundtrack album release for Final Fantasy Legends: Warriors of Light and Darkness. The mobile role-playing game, created in installments, features original music by Final Fantasy XI composer Naoshi Mizuta.
After actively inviting fan feedback to direct the development of Mega Man Legends 3 to an extent that is unusual for triple-A games, Capcom has officially cancelled the Nintendo 3DS title scored by Reo Uratani.
Dog Ear Records has opened the official website for the UnchainBlades ReXX soundtrack album, including 12 music samples from the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo 3DS title. The soundtrack album is composed by Tsutomu Narita, featuring a main theme by Nobuo Uematsu.
This week Super Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs Capcom 3 composer Hideyuki Fukasawa participated in the third volume of his live electronic music performance series, Denshi Kaimen, and a digest video is now available online.
Game creator Hideo Kojima of Konami's Metal Gear Solid franchise is joining forces with Grasshopper Manufacture for an original radio drama based on the 1988 MSX2 game Snatcher. "Sdatcher" will feature music by Grasshopper's chief sound officer Akira Yamaoka.
Organized by Akira Yamaoka of Grasshopper Manufacture, Play For Japan: The Album is currently available for purchase on iTunes Stores, featuring music by Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption), Mitsuto Suzuki (Final Fantasy XIII-2) and Hip Tanaka (Dr. Mario), among others.
Japanese publisher Skyport System has released a 12-page sheet music book arranging background tracks from Namco's PlayStation 2 role-playing game Venus & Braves, titled "Waltz For Ariah."