A collection of YouTube videos from Blip Festival Tokyo 2011 have surfaced online, uploaded by Tokyo-based chip musician Cheapshot and other attendees. They include footage of the Je deviens dj en 3 jours dance band, Anamanaguchi, Bit Shifter and Nordloef.
Dog Ear Records will be releasing a two-disc orchestral album on December 28. Titled "Symphonic Odysseys: Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu," the album will feature orchestral arrangements recorded at the Philharmonic Hall in Cologne last July.
The entries for the 2012 Independent Games Festival are now online. They include Rockfish by Daisuke Amaya, Botanicula by Amanita, Faraway by Steph Thirion, Antichamber by Alexander Bruce and La-Mulana by Nigoro.
Last year EarthBound enthusiast H.S. released a Halloween-themed EarthBound hack called Hallow’s End. The game features new enemies and music, put together by contributors to the EarthBound Zero remake revival team.
Square Enix has posted an update on their SQ Party Level 2 show taking place October 28 at 2.5D Lounge. Ridge Racer series composer Nobuyoshi Sano, aka Sanodg, will perform at the NieR themed music gathering.
Square Enix has uploaded a video interview with the creators of the Final Fantasy Type-0 soundtrack for PlayStation Portable. Participants are composer Takeharu Ishimoto and synthesizer operators Keiji Kawamori and Hirosato Noda.
Square Enix has uploaded additional samples from their Final Fantasy XI Soundtrack Plus album to their official website, composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
PixelJunk 4am art and music director Baiyon has released a two-volume charity album called Vibes Against Vibes through his netlabel Descanso.
Kyoto-based independent developer Q-Games will release PixelJunk SideScroller through PlayStation Network on October 25. The studio's launch trailer has been posted to the official PlayStation Blog, featuring music by High Frequency Bandwidth.
Namco Bandai Games has announced "Katamori Damashii," the soundtrack album to PlayStation Vita launch title Touch My Katamari, due out December 21 on Columbia Records in Japan.
Documentary filmmakers 2 Player Productions have uploaded the first part of their newly announced Scrolls documentary. The game is being designed by Jakob Porser, long time friend of Mojang's Markus "Notch" Persson of Minecraft.