Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS soundtrack album turns 15 today

Jerry on 2023-01-30
Fifteen years ago, on this date, Square Enix published the Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS soundtrack album, composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Prior to the release of the 3D remake for Nintendo's portable console, record label BMG JAPAN published "Tsukino Akari: Final Fantasy IV: Theme of Love" on compact disc, bundled with a promotional movie on Blu-ray. The vocal track revisiting Uematsu's celebrated romantic theme is performed by Megumi Ida, with lyrics by director Takashi Tokita.

Arrangements of music originating in the Super Nintendo role-playing game are by Junya Nakano and Kenichiro Fukui. The DS score is streaming on YouTube Music and Amazon Music Unlimited, with previews of all tracks on digital music store Ototoy. The 3D remake is playable on iOS and Android devices and Windows, distributed through Steam.

From the product page:
The title first debuted in 1991 as the fourth installment in the FINAL FANTASY series. Wildly popular thanks to its unique characters and dramatic storylines, it went on to be ported to many different platforms.

FINAL FANTASY IV was the first title to introduce the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, which has become synonymous with the series. It also saw the introduction of the Augment system, which enabled the transfer of abilities from other characters and gave players an edge in battles.
Apple Music - FINAL FANTASY Ⅳ - Nintendo DS Soundtrack (Streaming)

YouTube Music - FINAL FANTASY Ⅳ - Nintendo DS Soundtrack (Streaming)