August 01, 2014
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call E3 trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-05 - comments
Square Enix has posted the E3 trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call in anticipation of the press event in Los Angeles, featuring music compositions by series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Nintendo 3DS rhythm game is due for release on September 16 in North America, including 221 music tracks.
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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD score samples online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-25 - comments
Square Enix has posted music samples from the Collector's Edition of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster to the Japanese language soundtrack website. The PlayStation 2 role-playing game score has been arranged by Masashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano and other artists for the PlayStation 3 and Vita enhanced port.
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Square Enix X'mas Collections II announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-10-17 - comments
The yuletide compilation "X'mas Collections II music from Square Enix" has been announced for release on November 27. The followup to the 2010 LP will include Christmassy game arrangements of music from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Sigma Harmonics, SaGa Frontier and Threads of Fate.
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Final Fantasy X HD comparison videos

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-08-24 - comments
Final Fantasy X HD for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita is due out this winter, featuring arrangements of the PlayStation 2 role-playing game score, directed by Masashi Hamauzu and Keiji Kawamori. Comparison videos illustrate the overhaul to look and sound planned for the high definition remastering.
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation disc excerpts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-08-02 - comments
Square Enix has posted samples of Final Fantasy series themes and ten music tracks specially arranged for the five-disc Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album, released this week in Japan. Arrangements were supervised by Shadow Hearts series composer and Earthbound Papas band member Yoshitaka Hirota.
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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII album announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-06-06 - comments
Square Enix has announced a soundtrack album release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 role-playing game Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, due out this winter in Japan. The developer is holding a remix contest "Sound Campaign" for the E3 trailer theme, with submissions accepted through lr-sound@square-enix.com.
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Distant Worlds: The Celebration Blu-ray clips on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-06-05 - comments
Square Enix will release a Blu-ray on June 26 documenting the Final Fantasy orchestral concert Distant Worlds: The Celebration. Previews of the event's "Final Fantasy I~III medley," "Battle with the Four Fiends" and "Blinded by Light" performances have been uploaded to YouTube.
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Square Enix posts Theatrhythm Final Fantasy EP quartet

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-03-29 - comments
Square Enix has released two pairs of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy EPs through iTunes, designated BMS (battle tracks), EMS (event scenes), FMS (field tracks) and Chaos Shrine mode. Music from the Nintendo 3DS and iOS title is by Nobuo Uematsu, Naoshi Mizuta, Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masashi Hamauzu.
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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster pre-orders open

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-03-22 - comments
Amazon has opened pre-orders for Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The role-playing game's reveal trailer, featuring music by Nobuo Uematsu and Noriko Matsueda, is scheduled for release on March 25. The first round of screenshots have been posted to flickr.
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Lightning Returns single "Crimson Blitz" on iTunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-12-23 - comments
Square Enix has released "Crimson Blitz" through iTunes, featured in the upcoming RPG Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The two-minute arrangement of "Blinded by Light" appearing in the debut trailer is composed by Masashi Hamauzu, with a vocal performance by Mina.
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Lightning Returns composers announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-12-08 - comments
A poster unveiled today by Square Enix at the Chicago Distant Worlds concert has announced the three music composers scoring Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki will be reprising their roles as series composers, following their contributions to Final Fantasy XIII-2.
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Final Fantasy Orchestral Album music samples online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-11-26 - comments
Square Enix has posted the track list and first 16 excerpts of music from the Final Fantasy Orchestral Album, due out December 26 in Japan. Final Fantasy I~III medleys from 2002 and 2004, along with "Battle with the Four Fiends" and "Theme of Love" from Final Fantasy IV can be sampled on the official website.
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Masashi Hamauzu's France concert tour tickets on sale

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-06-11 - comments
Final Fantasy XIII musicians Masashi Hamauzu and vocalist Mina will be performing music from the role-playing title, along with their IMERUAT album Black Ocean, in France this November. Tickets for Wayô Records and Monomusik's concerts in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux and Lille are now available to purchase online.
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Tomoyuki Sugimoto directs Black Ocean music video

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-05-15 - comments
Tomoyuki Sugimoto has directed an animated music video for the song "Black Ocean." The five-minute movie, currently available to view on YouTube, features the title track from the debut studio album by IMERUAT. The song is composed and performed by Final Fantasy XIII musicians Masashi Hamauzu and Mina.
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Black Ocean samples by IMERUAT on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-05-11 - comments
Final Fantasy XIII musicians Masashi Hamauzu and Mina have uploaded samples to SoundCloud from their debut album as IMERUAT. Titled "Black Ocean," the thirteen-track release by Monomusik features songs performed live in Japan, Poland and France, that are inspired by Ainu cultural heritage.