December 18, 2014
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2.5D's MOtOLOiD Chiptune Festival bound for Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-25 - comments
Studio 2.5D's MOtOLOiD chip music party will take place on July 28 in Tokyo. The live performance will feature Rokko Chan Soundtracks arrangers Saitone, Omodaka and show producer Hige Driver, along with Sexy-Synthesizer, Xinon, Hally and VJ KEI. Join the live Ustream from 6:00 to 10:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time.
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Game Addicts perform Secret of Mana medley

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-25 - comments
Game Addict's Music Ensemble has uploaded a 14-minute orchestral medley of music from Secret of Mana. The live performance features nine themes from Hiroki Kikuta's score to the Super Nintendo action RPG, which will receive an arrange album release titled "Secret of Mana Genesis" on August 8 in Japan.
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Sample Yuzo Koshiro's Etrian Odyssey IV soundtrack

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-24 - comments
Composer Yuzo Koshiro's two-disc soundtrack to Etrian Odyssey IV goes on sale today in Japan, published by 5pb. 40 second samples of each music track, which are found in the Nintendo 3DS role-playing game by developer Atlus, can be heard on Amazon.
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Sample Michiko Naruke's Nora soundtrack on iTunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-24 - comments
Last year Wild Arms series composer Michiko Naruke scored the Japan-exclusive Nintendo DS role-playing game Nora, developed by Atlus. Music from the game, which will be performed at this year's Press Start Symphony of Games concert in Tokyo, can be sampled on iTunes.
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Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City two-disc soundtrack debuts on iTunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-24 - comments
Capcom has released the 75-track, 2-disc digital soundtrack to Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City on iTunes. Selections from the score composed by Shusaku Uchiyama for the third-person shooter developed by Slant Six Games can be sampled on Capstone, Capcom's official sound team homepage.
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IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album turns two

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-23 - comments
Today is the birthday of Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, the Natsume in-house composer responsible for music found in Wild Guns, Pocky & Rocky, Ninja Warriors and Omega Five. Celebrate over twenty years of Iwatsuki's music with Game Music 4 All's free IWADON remix compilation on Bandcamp, which turns two this week.
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Infinite variations on Final Fantasy III's Eternal Winds

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-23 - comments
If you need convincing that there are countless possible ways to arrange "Eternal Winds" from Final Fantasy III for various instruments, 17 examples can be found on Game Music Garden. The numerous Nico Nico videos embedded in a recent post are responses to Square Enix's arrangement contest, closing next week.
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Takayuki Nakamura's Songs of Anagura on iTunes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-07-21 - comments
Lumines series composer Takayuki Nakamura has released the album Songs of Anagura through iTunes. Developed at the Tokyo-based studio Brainstorm, the original vocaloid music was created as part of an interactive art exhibit at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).
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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.