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Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu is crafting an album of symphonic music from the Final Fantasy series, to be recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios and released digitally in early 2015 through Merregnon Studios. The album plays off of the Final Symphony concert series, which features songs fr...

December 15th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Japanese indie developer Creative Intelligence Arts has renewed the quest to crowdfund its JRPG Project Phoenix, following up on its million-dollar Kickstarter campaign with an additional funding push via PayPal. The studio has since reworked its reward tiers, announcing an array of additional bonu...

January 22nd 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Continuing a welcome trend of established JRPG developers attaching themselves to new projects, Final Fantasy 6 Art Director Hideo Minaba and composer Nobuo Uematsu have taken roles in the development of Granblue Fantasy. Cygames is developing the JRPG and will eventually cast its spell on mobile...

November 9th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Blik-0 1946, an e-book penned by contributing musician to the Final Fantasy series Nobuo Uematsu, is now available to iPad owners for $10. Protagonist Blik-0 is designed by artificial intelligence scientist Dr. Mabuse to be capable of emulating the human heart and brain. As Blik-0 experiences lif...

August 3rd 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey you! Want a good way to die a horrible, painful death? Enter into any geek domain and put down the music of the Final Fantasy series. Do it. I double-dog dare you. Even scrubs who couldn't identify a single other composer or notable video game soundtrack will leap to the defense of One-Winged...

March 26th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. Here's a question for you: if you were...

March 21st 2012 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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As I've well established both here on Massively and elsewhere, I'm somewhat of a nut for video game music. Whereas others might collect vintage hair metal tracks or the latest Justin Bieber opus, I'm always digging through obscure (and not-so-obscure) official soundtracks to games like Wipeout an...

January 12th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Mistwalker's Wii RPG The Last Story will receive a big push from Nintendo in Japan when it comes out January 27. The company will offer the game in a bundle with a white Wii and Classic Controller Pro for ¥25,800 ($300), neatly packed in a box (pictured above) that buyers may want to hang onto f...

November 18th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Holy crap. Look at that sweet screenshot. It's a veritable action movie! There. That's your article. Now, if you could excuse me, I'm going to go explore Eorzea some more. Oh. You're still here. Damn. I was hoping you'd all be distracted by the pretty. I'm guessing you've all figured out that I'v...

September 10th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments