More details about the World of Final Fantasy soundtrack By André Mackowiak on April 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Since details about the joyful World of Final Fantasy game are quite sparse, we were very happy to sit down with the game’s composer Masashi Hamauzu and German pianist Benyamin Nuss in an exclusive interview.

Talking with the help of translator Manuel Chillagano, Masashi Hamauzu expressed he is not the kind of composer, who tickles the ivories right from the start. He spends a lot of time planning and thinking about the soundtrack.

“Most of the soundtracks I composed were created for games with a rather dark and severe setting. Now we got all this happiness and the cute characters and at first I was a bit unsure, but in the end I could approach the game very positively,” Hamauzu told Nova Crystallis.

Works on the soundtrack are already completed and Hamauzu provided original compositions, as well as re-arranged tracks from previous Final Fantasy games. He revealed to us that about 50 tracks on the soundtrack for World of Final Fantasy were created by him with additional tracks by other composers.

While Hamauzu was still quite mum about the involvement of other composers and artists, he mentioned that German pianist Benyamin Nuss belonged to the team and played a complex and difficult song. The 26-year old pianist dedicated his debut album Nuss Plays Uematsu to the Final Fantasy game series, played for the international concert series Symphonic Fantasies, Distant Worlds as well as on the game soundtracks of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5 Remix and Legend of Legacy. Benyamin Nuss is currently on tour with A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy.

Learn more about the two musicians in our exclusive video-interview, which will be released soon at Nova Crystallis.

  • Still on the fence about this one.
    Hate monsters and the chibi-mascot way the FF leads are in it. I like cute but there’s a limit.
    But I like the towns, backgrounds, and turn-based battle system. But not the stacking thing…

  • Krijn van Alten

    And there you are again in exactly the same mood as always.

  • Awato

    As somebody who likes chibi (my icon, duh lol) this looks to be a refreshing title ^0^ I will be buying this. Also, I actually like Masashi Hamauzu’s works.

  • DPtheGod

    I was thrown off by the appearance of this title, at first, when they revealed it last year. But that was also because of the rumors that were floating about the FF7 remake, so when I saw it was I disappointed. However, the game does look pretty fun and an interesting spin on the series, so I’ll be giving it a go.

  • I’m weighing my options.
    What? Should i pretend to be happy about stuff so it wont annoy anyone?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Do something radical: don’t comment if you have only something negative to say. It’s not very constructive.

  • Daniel

    Glad to know that Hamauzu is the composer. I’m a great fan of his work. He made amazing tracks for both the Lightning Saga and FF X

  • Big E

    Holy cow. I had to login to this account after 3 years on hiatus just to comment on this ridiculous post.

    1: He/she had both positive and negative things to say. You have poor reading comprehension skills.

    2: He/she said they are opinions/thoughts on how the game currently looks at this point in time. They are in no way talking about how to “improve/run” its development.

    3: Depending on how it’s written and/or said, negative-only views can definitely be constructive criticism.
    That is, as long as they have backup arguments or evidence as to why they spoke/wrote said negative views (other than “I just hate this because it’s popular/lame/etc.)

  • But I never ONLY have something negative to say. I voice my hopes and my worries often in the same post.
    Like how happy was about this footage:

  • back2black

    have a quota of one turn-based game a year, this is high on my list, now as Hamauzu compose,which definitely seals the deal

  • Nexi8

    Hoping to hear a release date soon for the west. 🙂 Maybe at E3? One can hope. I want this on PS vita so I can bring this game around with me.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I always seem to find your more depressing comments. Which gives me the idea that, although there might be some happy comments here and there, it is mostly negativity that fills your mood.

  • I’m depress at times yes. I worry a lot. As a gamer who only really played RPGs and Action RPGs (I’ve tried other genre but they are all I really love) if they suddenly lost the epic stories and cool limit break/mystic arte level martial arts in them I’d have lost most of what I love about RPGs.
    I like anime and manga and martial arts films and superhero movies and thrillers. RPGs to me a lot of time are like playing those mashed together in a game. My greatest fear for games these days is that people are forgoing imaginative worlds for down-to-earth more realistic games and stories. No more eccentric characters. No more crystal towers and floating islands and stairs leading to heavenly lights. No. More guns and bombs and evil corporations that play Frankenstein with humanity and social media refs and social commentary. None of those things are bad, but they’re bland to me if you don’t put a fantastic angle to it.