“Final Fantasy” is a series that values ââtradition. In its worlds, mountable birds remain as viable a form of transportation as cars or motorcycles, and there is no killer robot too powerful that a sufficiently skilled warrior cannot take it down with a very large sword. .
And now, in its latest tip of the âFinal Fantasyâ classic way of doing things, developer Square Enix is ââreleasing a collection of âFinal Fantasy IVâ music on vinyl.
“Final Fantasy IV-Song of Heroes” is a double-sided disc containing four pieces of music from the 1991 RPG, “The Red Wings”, “Theme of Love”, “Battle 2” and “Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV The A side features modern arrangements of each other, and the B side preserves them in their original form, as they sounded when emitted by the Super Famicom / SNES S-SMP sound chip.
The cover of the disc consists of a beautiful illustration by Yoshitaka Amano, original character designer of “Final Fantasy”, of the protagonist Cecil and his companions Rosa, Kain, Edge and Rydia (sorry, fans of Dark Knights, Cecil appears under his paladin form).
“Final Fantasy VII” (which also had a bit of love for vinyl) is widely recognized as the biggest turning point in the series, because that’s when games moved from cartridge to CD. , “Final Fantasy IV” was also a major milestone. , especially in the sound department. As the first “Final Fantasy” on a 16-bit system, it was also the first whose soundtrack was able to recognize recognizable resemblance to real-world instruments, as opposed to the more computerized beeps and buzzes of computer hardware. previous video game.
âFinal Fantasy IV-Song of Heroesâ is priced at 3,850 yen, with delivery slated for August 25. Pre-orders are now open through Amazon Japan (here) and the online store of Square Enix Japan (here), and the company says the disc will also be available in its North American and European stores, although no pre-order pages exist for them at the time of writing. Oh, and don’t worry, the cost includes an MP3 download code for the collection as well, because no matter how much you might prefer the warmer, more organic sound of vinyl, lug around your record player and speakers. with you on the train is a public transport faux pas.
Source: Square Enix via Hachima Kiko
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