October 22, 2014
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Secret of Mana Genesis arrange album samples online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-20 - comments
Square Enix has posted four sample tracks to the official website of arrange album Secret of Mana Genesis. The sixteen-track album composed and arranged by Hiroki Kikuta, featuring music from the Super Nintendo action RPG Secret of Mana, will be released on August 8 in Japan.
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Final Fantasy XIV update 1.23 music cross-fade sample

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-20 - comments
Masayoshi Soken has uploaded to the Square Enix Music Blog a cross-fade sample from the score to Final Fantasy XIV update 1.23. Music from the MMORPG will be included in a sampler CD, available during the "25th Anniversary of Final Fantasy" event, taking place at Shibuya's Hikarie Hall on September 1.
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Mistwalker releases Party Wave for iOS devices

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-19 - comments
Game designer Hironobu Sakaguchi and developer Mistwalker have released their first iOS title. The surfing game Party Wave is currently available for purchase for iPhone and iPad through the iTunes Store, featuring music by Yuki Nishimura. See the tutorial video on YouTube for a sense of the gameplay.
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Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition out November 1 in Japan

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-19 - comments
Sega's Yakuza Studio will release Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition for PlayStation 3 on November 1 in Japan. A four-minute reveal trailer for the high definition enhanced port is currently available to view on YouTube. Music direction for the series is by Binary Domain co-composer Hidenori Shoji.
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Kumi Tanioka plays solo piano at Vana Fest 2012

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-17 - comments
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series composer Kumi Tanioka played a half-hour solo piano concert at the Vana Fest 2012 festival. The pieces performed at the event, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI, included "Ronfaure," "Awakening," "Flowers On The Battlefield," "Ragnarok" and "Mog House."
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Earthbound Papas at Vana Fest 2012 on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-17 - comments
Final Fantasy XI co-composer Nobuo Uematsu performed with his band Earthbound Papas on day two of the Vana Fest 2012 festival in Tokyo. The forty-minute performance can now be viewed on YouTube, beginning with a rock arrangement of "Liberi Fatali" from Final Fantasy VIII.
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Nanaa Mihgo band performs at Vana Fest 2012

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-17 - comments
Final Fantasy XIII-2 co-composer Naoshi Mizuta performed with his band Nanaa Mihgo, named after the Cat Burglar of Windurst, at the recent Vana Fest 2012 festival. A half-hour video featuring arrangements of "Kazham," "Voyager" and "Mog House" from Final Fantasy XI can be viewed on YouTube.
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Adrien Dufond designs Famicase web visualizer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-14 - comments
French illustrator Adrien Dufond has designed an interactive online visualizer for Meteor's collection of fictitious 8-bit Famicom cartridges, featuring background music by Tomohiro Nagasaki. My Famicase Exhibition has been organized by game culture shop owner Satoshi Sakagami annually since 2005.
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Playism indie game distributor opens

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-13 - comments
Osaka-based indie game game localizer Playism has opened their official English-language website. The premiere of the homepage coincides with the PC release of adventure title La-Mulana by Rose and Camellia developer Nigoro, featuring music by Takumi Naramura and Houryu Samejima.
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Street Fighter Collector's Set bundled with 11 soundtrack CDs

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-13 - comments
Capcom's limited edition Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set will come with eleven compact discs, containing music from throughout the history of the series, as well as numerous fan remixes. The box set will ship September 18 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.
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Persona 4 Arena animated intro

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-12 - comments
Atlus has posted the animated opening movie from Persona 4 Arena for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a collaboration with 2D fighting game developer Arc System Works. Pre-orders will include a CD sampler of the arranged soundtrack by Shin Megami Tensei series composer Shoji Meguro.
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Skyrim added to Press Start 2012 concert lineup

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-12 - comments
Joining orchestral performances of music from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Legend of Mana, the 2012 Press Start Symphony of Games concert will feature music from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by Jeremy Soule. The concert will take place September 23 at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo.
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The Last Story pre-orders ship with mini soundtrack CD

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-12 - comments
Xseed will release The Last Story for the Nintendo Wii on August 14. Pre-orders of the Mistwalker action RPG will ship with a 44-page softcover art book illustrated by Kimihiko Fujisaka of Drakengard and a seven-track mini soundtrack CD composed by Nobuo Uematsu of Lost Odyssey.
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Earthbound Papas score Unchained Blades sequel

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-11 - comments
Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu will be writing the main theme for developer Furyu's portable role-playing game Unchain Blades EXXIV. The sequel to Unchained Blades, distributed in English language regions by Xseed Games, features a music score by the musician's band Earthbound Papas.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 soundtracks on iTunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-11 - comments
Sega has released the digital soundtracks to Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episodes I and II through iTunes. The albums include over forty music tracks from the platformer for XBLA, PSN, WiiWare and other gaming platforms, by series composer Jun Senoue. Samples of each track can be heard on iTunes.