September 19, 2017

Final Fantasy XV soundtrack album debuts in December

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-11-13 - comments
Square Enix's North America online store has slated the release of the Final Fantasy XV soundtrack for December 21 on compact disc and Blu-Ray. Written by Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura, excerpts of three piano arrangements are currently streaming on the Japanese language soundtrack website.

Fragments EP arranges Legend of Mana themes

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-10-30 - comments
Fragments EP is the seventh release by game arrangement group Zephyr Cradle, scheduled for publication during the M3 hobbyist festival taking place at the Tokyo Ryutsu Center. Excerpts of all three music tracks, written by Yoko Shimomura for the PlayStation role-playing game Legend of Mana, are streaming on SoundCloud.

Breath of Fire I ~ III soundtrack collection published

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-10-24 - comments
Available for purchase digitally for the first time outside of Japan, Capcom has published Breath of Fire I ~ III Original Soundtrack Collection through the English language online store. The compilation includes 192 music tracks in MP3 format from the Super Nintendo and Sony Playstation role-playing games.

Square Enix opens Kingsglaive soundtrack website

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-07-07 - comments
Square Enix has opened the official website for the soundtrack to Kingslaive Final Fantasy XV. The two compact disc album is due for release on September 7 in Japan. Music for the motion picture opening August 19 in North America is by John Graham, featuring a main theme by game composer Yoko Shimomura.

Square Enix schedules Kingdom Hearts concert tour

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2016-04-30 - comments
Tokyo-based developer Square Enix has announced the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour, scheduled to take place over the course of a year and including the participation of director Tetsuya Nomura and composer Yoko Shimomura. The first live event happen on August 11 in Tokyo, featuring the Siena Wind Orchestra.

Promise by Yoko Shimomura arranges Legend of Mana

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-09-17 - comments
Coinciding with the first day of the Tokyo Game Show, developer Square Enix has posted cover art and excerpts of each track from Yoko Shimomura's Legend of Mana arrangement album. "Promise" will include new renditions of twelve themes from the action role-playing game, scheduled for publication later this week in Japan.

Wayô Records plans Yoko Shimomura Paris concert

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-31 - comments
Wayô Records has announced the next installment in their series of orchestral game music events will be the first European concert dedicated to the music of Kingdom Hearts series composer Yoko Shimomura. Tickets for Melodiosa are currently on sale, taking place November 7 at the Salle Cortot venue in Paris.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS music previewed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-27 - comments
As with Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii, series director Masahiro Sakurai has recruited a team of celebrity game composers to arrange stage themes for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS iteration of Super Smash Bros. Eleven music excepts from the portable title are now streaming on YouTube.

LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live" debuts at C86

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-08-16 - comments
Guitarist Isami of the game arrangement circle Resonant Sound has posted a six-minute crossfade sample track to SoundCloud from LIVE A LIVE Suite "Live for Live." The album reinterpreting Super Famicom music by Yoko Shimomura is on sale today at Comic Market 86 in Tokyo, at booth 東レ46a.

Distant Worlds E3 2014 streaming on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments
Square Enix Presents' YouTube channel has posted a series of Final Fantasy music-related videos, aired during Day Two of the E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Composer Yoko Shimomura discusses music for Kingdom Hearts, followed by a Final Fantasy piano recital and Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert.


Zephyr Cradle revisits Shimomura's "Hometown Domina"

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-29 - comments
During this weekend's M3 hobbyist festival, game arrange circle Zephyr Cradle released a tribute to Yoko Shimomura's Legend of Mana music score. Composed of six separate artists' interpretations of the "Hometown Domina" theme, the full EP is free to download in mp3 format through the group's album page.

Okinawa Game Takt concert festival scheduled for March

Source submitted by sige on 2014-03-10 - comments
Okinawa, Japan will host the Game Takt concert festival on March 21 and 22, featuring musical performances by the Ryukyu Philharmonic Orchestra in collaboration with influential game composers.

Square Enix reveals Rise of Mana for iPhone & Android

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-26 - comments
Square Enix has announced Rise of Mana for iPhone and Android, a new smartphone title in the Seiken Densetsu series of action RPGs. The soundtrack album for the mobile title is planned for release on April 23 in Japan, featuring music by series composers Tsuyoshi Sekito, Kenji Ito, Hiroki Kikuta and Yoko Shimomura.

Okinawa Game Takt concert festival slated for March

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-14 - comments
Okinawa, Japan will host the Game Takt concert festival on March 21 and 22. A host of musical performances featuring the Ryukyu Philharmonic Orchestra and influential game composers is scheduled to include the participation of Noisycroak founder Hideki Sakamoto, Yakuza series composer Hidenori Shoji, Kingdom Hearts' Yoko Shimomura, Romancing Saga's Kenji Ito and Xenogears' Yasunori Mitsuda.

The Legend Artists compiles composers' early works

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-07 - comments
What did the music of Yoko Shimomura, Yuzo Koshiro and Hitoshi Sakimoto sound like, before those game composers became famous? "The Legend Artists" compilation album, published by KORG M01D developer Detune, will attempt to answer that question on April 27 by archiving early game tracks by well known musicians.