Tokyo's METEOR game culture shop is preparing its next annual all-night Fami-Mode Famicom party, which will take place at the Star Pine's Cafe in Kichijouji on January 28, 2012.
Square Enix has released a promotional video for the four-disc soundtrack album to role-playing game Final Fantasy XIII-2. The Japanese-language movie hears from composers Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki.
OverClocked ReMix has released their thirtieth game arrangement compilation. BadAss: Boss Themes is directed by David "The Joker" Puga and Pieter "pu_freak" van Os and includes remixes from the Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid and Shadow Hearts game series.
Seattle-based Game Boy group Square Wail (Matt and Rebecca Kenall) posted an 8-bit Christmas album for free download through Bandcamp. A Merry Christmas is twelve tracks of low-fi yuletide jingles, including "Carol Of The Bells," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night."
Square Enix has released a trailer for Chrono Trigger for iPhone and Android smart phones. The role-playing game has previously been released for the Super Nintendo, Sony PlayStation and Nintendo DS consoles. Music for the game is by series composer Yasunori Mitsuda, together with and Nobuo Uematsu.
Jonathan Baken of the chiptune music group George and Jonathan has posted an album of unreleased music to Bandcamp, created using Daisuke Amaya's PxTone Collage software. The 18 tracks, developed between 2006 and 2011, can be downloaded in your file format of choice for "name your price."
The charity album Play It Forward, benefiting the Child's Play charity and Electronic Frontier Foundation non-profit organization was released today through Bandcamp. Participants include Stemage (Alpha Squad), Dan Taylor (Metroid Metal), and Jeff Ball (Monkey Island 2).
Paul Koller's conversion of Adam Atomic's Canabalt runs on the 8-Bit, 1Mhz Commodore 64c. The SID chip rendition of Danny Baranowsky's 'RUN' is by Mikkel Hastrup, created for Retro Gamer CD's 16KB C64 dev competition in 2011.
Sega has posted a four-minute Japanese-language trailer for science fiction third-person shooter Binary Domain, including the theme song "Controlled Desire" by Yoshii Kazuya.
November was an eventful month for game-related music releases, witnessing the debuts of Nigoro Flash Games soundtracks vol. 1 - 3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Terraria, To the Moon, Mega Ran 10, Infinity Blade and Jamestown: Legend Of The Lost Colony. Here are some of the most popular news items posted to the Nubuwo website during November of 2011.
Game cover band Minibosses have released album brass 2: mouth through Bandcamp. The 18-track collection includes arrangements of classic game themes from Excitebike, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Tecmo Bowl, Kid Icarus, Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Goonies II.
Square Enix has posted samples of every track from the soundtrack to Sengoku IXA. The historical browser game, a partnership with Yahoo, features thirteen music tracks by Pax Japonica Groove, Hidenori Iwasaki, Naoshi Mizuta, Mitsuto Suzuki and other artists.
Musicians DJ Cutman and Spamtron have released remix album Bagu and the Riverman, created in collaboration over the internet. The five track EP, available to stream in full on Banecamp, arranges Akito Nakatsuka's original compositions from Zelda II.
Danimal Cannon has released Game Boy album Roots. The musician is perhaps best known as guitarist of game cover bands Armcannon and Metroid Metal. The 17-track album is currently available through Bandcamp, with cover art by Francis Coulombe.