The Square Enix Music Blog has posted an email interview in English and Japanese with Shootie HG (Shawn McPherson). The artist arranged the hard rock theme "Crazy Chocobo," composed by Nobuo Uematsu, found in Final Fantasy XIII-2. Previously he contributed vocals and lyrics for two songs featured in Devil May Cry 4, and served a similar role for a track found in Marvel vs Capcom 3.
Earlier this week, Square Enix streamed a forty-minute mixtape of numerous music tracks from their latest role-playing game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during a Ustream event. Today that program, "Final Fantasy XIII-2 Mitsuto Suzuki Balearic Mix," has been uploaded to Square Enix's YouTube channel, previewing music from the soundtrack by Suzuki, Naoshi Mizuta and Masashi Hamauzu.
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.
Square Enix has released the English language opening video sequence from Final Fantasy XIII-2. The role-playing game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 begins with a battle between characters Lightning and Caius.
Square Enix has updated the official soundtrack website for Final Fantasy XIII-2 with twelve music samples from the upcoming role-playing game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, composed by Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki.
Square Enix has announced two limited edition releases of Final Fantasy XIII-2 for Europe, each including soundtrack bundles. A Limited Collector's Edition will include a sampler CD, art book, collectible postcards and art print.
Square Enix has opened their official website for the Final Fantasy XIII-2 soundtrack album, which is currently streaming a brief sample of the E3 trailer music. The soundtrack will go on sale in Japan on December 14.
Mitsuto Suzuki has uploaded his song "Missing Link" from Final Fantasy XIII-2 to the official Square Enix Music Blog, where it can be streamed online. The vocal track features Russian singer Origa.
Co-composer Naoshi Mizuta is providing the theme for the Archylte Steppe location featured in Final Fantasy XIII-2. A preliminary draft of the vocal track is currently streaming on the official Square Enix Music Blog.
KujaFFMan of French news source Final Fantasy World has posted on the trio of composers writing original music for Final Fantasy XIII-2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3: Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki.