The Amazing Music of Fantasy Life

There was a brief moment when I felt as though my actions in and exploration of Fantasy Life's Reveria were becoming a little bit of a rinse and repeat. This wavering of faith was quickly overshadowed when I found a large fish cutting waves just beneath the surface of a lava lake. » 11/10/14 6:30am 11/10/14 6:30am

Final Fantasy Turned into a Religious Experience

The Ise Grand Shrine is one of Japan's most important Shinto Shrines. This week, as the Emperor and Empress visit, the shrine is launching a new web animation with music from Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. The tune might sound familiar. » 3/26/14 6:30am 3/26/14 6:30am

The Best Final Fantasy Music

Over the past couple of decades, Final Fantasy has done many things very well: stories, characters, art direction, chocobos, all that jazz. But one thing has always made Final Fantasy stand out among its peers: the music. » 3/21/14 3:00pm 3/21/14 3:00pm

Final Fantasy Composer Helping Out On Beautiful iPad Adventure

It's been a long time since we heard from the gorgeous Oceanhorn, an iPad game that's inspired by everything from Wind Waker to Seiken Densetsu. Long enough to make me worried about the project's future. Which is silly, because the team were just saving themselves for a very pleasant, and unexpected surprise. » 7/15/13 6:45am 7/15/13 6:45am

Some of Japan's Biggest Names Team Up for...an iOS Game

Famed role-playing game music composer Nobuo Uematsu. Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima ( Final Fantasy VII » 5/07/12 6:30am 5/07/12 6:30am and ). Art director Hideo Minaba ( and ). And character designer Nakaba Higurashi ().

The Kotaku Mixtape Vol 4: Nobuo Uematsu

When you talk to people about game music, Nobuo Uematsu is gonna come up.


It's just going to happen, and with good reason: the guy is the John Williams of the Final Fantasy series. The sheer volume and quality of work the man has produced is pretty staggering, and I can think of a number of gamers who have wept… » 3/29/12 7:00pm 3/29/12 7:00pm

The Latin Inspiration Behind One of Final Fantasy VII's Biggest Songs

You've heard "One Winged Angel," the memorable dark melody that plays during Final Fantasy VII » 3/09/12 12:20pm 3/09/12 12:20pm's Sephiroth's most chilling moments, but did you know that much of it was inspired by the Latin cantata ?

Nintendo Gives The Last Story A First Class Package

Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey developer Mistwalker is working with Nintendo on The Last Story, a game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. That deserves a first-rate presentation, doesn't it? Nintendo thinks so. » 11/18/10 10:00pm 11/18/10 10:00pm

Super Mario and Japan's National Pride

At an anime convention in Boston, Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu said off-handedly that the Super Mario Bros. theme should have been played at the Olympics, and not Japan's national anthem. Is there something deeper going on, though? » 4/14/10 3:30am 4/14/10 3:30am

Final Fantasy Composer's Chocobo Cosplay Wishes, Avatar Scoring Dreams

You've heard his music countless time in your favorite Final Fantasy games, but there's more to composer Nobuo Uematsu than "One Winged Angel." » 4/13/10 5:40pm 4/13/10 5:40pm

Kurulin Fusion Or A Ham Sandwich?

MTO USA's PSP puzzler Kurulin Fusion combines "futuristic graphics" with a musical score directed by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, and it's available later today on the PlayStation Network. MTO USA's marketing pitch? "Have fun. Don't eat." » 12/10/09 12:20pm 12/10/09 12:20pm

This Is What You Missed At The Distant Worlds Concert

Renowned Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu rocked San Francisco last Saturday along with Grammy award-winning conductor Arnie Roth at the Distant Worlds concert. » 7/22/09 9:30pm 7/22/09 9:30pm

Final Fantasy IV Gets OverClocked

OverClocked Remix, the cooperative dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of video game music, has just released an arrangement of 46 tracks of the Final Fantasy IV musical score. » 7/19/09 5:00pm 7/19/09 5:00pm

Nobuo Uematsu Sells Out San Francisco

If you missed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu in Seattle last weekend and you don't have tickets to this weekend's show in San Francisco, you'll just have to move to Japan and stalk him. » 7/16/09 9:20pm 7/16/09 9:20pm

Want to Meet Final Fantasy's Composer?

You need to be in Seattle from July 9 to 11, and you need a hundred bucks. The Seattle Symphony is giving a three-day performance of Final Fantasy's score, and Nobuo Uematsu will be attending. » 6/27/09 1:30pm 6/27/09 1:30pm

1UP Editor In Final Fantasy Nerd Engagement Extravaganza

If you've ever read a copy of EGM or popped over to 1UP, you'll know the name James Mielke. Guy's been with Ziff Davis for a while now, and is currently Editor-in-Chief over at 1UP.com. Anyway, he recently proposed to his girlfriend. But didn't just do the bended-knee thing. He went all video game nerd, roping in a… » 11/21/08 4:00am 11/21/08 4:00am