Home Trailers Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake documentary reflects on the adventure's enduring sound

Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake documentary reflects on the adventure’s enduring sound

Just something in my eye…

In 30-plus years of gaming, I’ve heard a cavalcade of amazing and emotive scores. But there’s probably still no one soundtrack that literally makes my heart flutter like that of Final Fantasy VII. A memorable collection of beautiful tunes – composed by the legendary Nobuo Uematsu – that can stir up an immediate well of emotions (i.e. make me blub like a baby) with just a few notes.

The unmistakable Final Fantasy “sound” is the focus of the fourth episode of Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake, a documentary series looking at the legacy of the classic PlayStation RPG and the mammoth undertaking of recreating its musical magic for a brand new generation of players, while utilising modern technology to present a constantly-shifting dynanism to the on-screen action.

As with all previous episodes, this video features a lot of footage taken from FFVII Remake‘s cutscenes. So best avoid if you wish to go into the game completely spoiler-free.


The new video talks to FFVII Remake‘s music supervisor Keiji Kawamori, sound director Makoto Ise, and composers Mitsuto Suzuki and Masashi Hamauzu, all of whom are hoping to capture lightning in a bottle for this exciting release, hoping players new and old will encounter same exciting, haunting, and emotional experience as many, myself included, did back in 1997.

Final Fantasy VII Remake launches on PS4 April 10. A demo is available to download now from the PlayStation Store. You can check out Chris Carter’s review right here.

Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake documentary reflects on the adventure's enduring sound

Must Read

The Helltaker Characters Make the Game

People who have been lurking around social media or browsing Steam might have noticed an indie suddenly making a name for itself. Helltaker has been growing in notoriety, partially because the Lukasz Piskorz title has some tight puzzles that really make you think. But another big part of it comes down to the heart of the game. Namely, the Helltaker characters are all pretty lovable, and even the general purpose of the game leads to a refreshingly positive harem.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Will Launch in Japan on August 27, 2020

The Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Japan debut has been dated. People in that region will be able to begin gathering myrrh on August 27, 2020. The Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 versions will each cost 4,800円 (~$45), while the Android and Apple iOS versions will be 2,820円 (~$26). [Thanks, Resetera!]

Kyoto Animation Arsonist Formally Arrested After Nearly a Year of Complications

Shinji Aoba, the Kyoto Animation arsonist responsible for the deaths of 36 animation professionals, is finally being arrested. The attack took place in July 2019 and, due to a variety of factors, Japanese law enforcement has been unable to formally arrest Aoba. Nearly a year later, those issues are ostensibly smoothed out and an arrest has been made. The issues getting in the way were a combination of Japanese law, medical recovery on Aoba’s part, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This news was reported over at Yahoo! Japan and translated by multiple news outlets [thanks, SoraNews24!].

Final Fantasy VII Remake Soundtrack Is Officially Out and Digitally Available

Square Enix has really opened the floodgates on its music catalog lately. May 27, 2020 is the official release date for the Final Fantasy VII Remake soundtrack, and the physical Special Edit Version for sale on the Square Enix store is already on waitlist. However, if you aren’t willing to wait for a physical version to become available again, Square Enix has also dropped the multi-disc album on multiple digital music marketplaces. You can get the Final Fantasy VII Remake soundtrack on the Amazon Music store, the Google Play store, and iTunes. It’s also available to stream if you have an Apple Music subscription. Spotify is left out here, but newer soundtracks typically show up there after some time has passed.

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation’s Nagisa Has Made Her Debut in the English Version

Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation‘s English version just added Misaki’s older sister, Nagisa. While Nagisa cares a lot about her younger sister, she can be a bit overprotective at times and she certainly shows that side to the Owner.