TPR of Phoenix Rise Music, a 24-year-old pianist from the South of England, has focused on the darker aspects of Nobuo Uematsu's first PlayStation RPG score with the release of classically inspired fan arrange album "A Melancholy Tribute to Final Fantasy VII." The thirteen track tribute album is currently available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.
Square Enix has launched the webpage for arrange album Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III, due out February 29, 2012 in Japan. A track list has been posted, revealing that the thirteen tracks performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama will include "Matoya's Theme" and "Mount Gulug" from Final Fantasy I.
Ten piano arrangements by Brent Kennedy have been released as an album under the title Super Meat Boy Choice Piano Cuts. Tracks from the PC, Mac and XBLA platformer chosen for reinterpretation include Betus Blues, The Salt Factory, It Ends 1 & 2, Forest Medley and C.H.A.D.'s Lullaby.
Yamaha Music Media in Japan has published a 68-page book of sheet music containing piano arrangements of music from Capcom's Monster Hunter series, based on arrangements performed at Harmonics International's orchestral concerts taking place in Tokyo.
Japanese publisher Skyport System has released a 12-page sheet music book arranging background tracks from Namco's PlayStation 2 role-playing game Venus & Braves, titled "Waltz For Ariah."
Classical pianist Lang Lang discusses his participation in the making of the soundtrack for racing game Gran Turismo 5 for the PlayStation 3 console.
Quantic Dream's Playstation 3 exclusive title has received a soundtrack release both on iTunes and as part of the Collectors Edition of the game. In this interview, Heavy Rain composer Normand Corbeil discusses his approach to the interactive drama's musical score and his previous experiences collaborating with director David Cage.
Square Enix has uploaded samples of Piano Collections KINGDOM HEARTS Field & Battle, which will be published by Square Enix on January 13, with music composed and produced by Yoko Shimomura.