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.
Samples of five tracks from Square Enix's chiptune arrange album SQ Chips have been posted to the official album webpage. They are "Chrono Trigger" from Chrono Trigger remixed by DJ OMKT & MJ and "Battle 2" from Final Fantasy III by Hige Driver.
Into the chiptunes? Tokyo-based VJ m7kenji has released his 8-bit influenced iPhone application Ringo for free download. The designer has previously performed visuals live at the Blip Festival Tokyo and Cheapbeats chip parties.
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.
The latest Iwata Asks interview series has been posted online in English, with Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Q-Games president Dylan Cuthbert discussing Star Fox 64 3D.
Vancouver-based artist Eiko Ishiwata has released Final Fantasy VI Acoustic Collection 1.5 for free download in mp3 format. The nine-track, not-for-profit album arranges Nobuo Uematsu's music from the classic Squaresoft role-playing game using live instruments.
The soundtrack to Aqua Rush is now available to sample and purchase on iTunes, courtesy of Namco Sounds. The 11-track album features original music from the arcade puzzle game released in 1999, composed by Satoru Kousaki, Akitaka Tohyama and Yoshihito Yano.
The soundtrack to Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions is now available to sample and purchase for $5 through iTunes. Namco Sounds' release includes 22 music tracks from the Nintendo 3DS title by Namco Bandai Games.
Namco Sounds has released the soundtrack to Galaga Legions DX for Xbox Live Arcade through iTunes. The digital album can be sampled or purchased online, featuring 13 music tracks from the fixed shooter, composed by musicians Nobuyuki Ohnogi, LindaAI-CUE and Junko Ozawa.