Final Fantasy VII is as memorable as it is largely thanks to its multifaceted soundtrack.
Nobuo Uematsu loves indies—the famed composer best known for his work on the Final Fantasy series is going to work on the upcoming strategy game Defender's Quest 2. Cool!
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.
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.
Famed role-playing game music composer Nobuo Uematsu. Scenario writer Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII). Art director Hideo Minaba (Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy IX). And character designer Nakaba Higurashi (Baten Kaitos).
When you talk to people about game music, Nobuo Uematsu is gonna come up.
You've heard "One Winged Angel," the memorable dark melody that plays during Final Fantasy VII's Sephiroth's most chilling moments, but did you know that much of it was inspired by the Latin cantata Carmina Burana?
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.
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?
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."
It wouldn't be Distant Worlds without the music of Final Fantasy and it wouldn't the music of Final Fantasy without Spehiroth's theme from Final Fantasy VII, One Winged Angel. There have been many performances of this number over the years – nearly all of which you can catch on YouTube – but it never hurts to have one…
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.
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…