Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

New Lightning Returns Soundtrack Details

18001_259164Earlier this month Toriyama and Kitase were traveling around the world visiting Square Enix HQs and holding presentation to community sites and press. The French Final Fantasy news site, FFWorld, had some interesting new details regarding to the music of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in their interview with the masterminds of the game.

- In Lightning Returns, Masashi Hamauzu will be composing music related to Lightning – like he did in Final Fantasy XIII-2.

- Each part of world will have a different composer. The world of Nova Chrysalia has been shared in four parts and there is only three composers announced for the game, Mitsuto Suzuki, Masashi Hamauzu and Naoshi Mizuta – who is the fourth one? It’s always possible that they are doing the fourth area together or Square Enix is having a small surprise for us….

- The music will change depending to time of the day – morning, afternoon, evening and night will have different songs. 

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New details about Crimson Blitz

Earlier this year Japanese Magazine, 4Gamer, shared Masashi Hamauzu message about Crimson Blitz – the song which plays in the first Lighning Returns trailer.

The song was composed in Switzerland, in small town of Le Locle, while he was touring in Europe. In Le Locle every 15 minutes the bell of the church rings out.  The ringing of the bell gave Hamauzu a strong sense of passing time; which is the main theme of Lightning Returns. The time’s passing is an inspiration for this song – for whole OST. Listen Crimson Blitz below!

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  1. Thats actually quite interesting! – eager to hear the new soundtrack – really like the Crimson Blitz :)

  2. Probably all three will compos the last one, but wouldn’t be awesome if they had nobuo do the last part. Though I dout it cuz he wasn’t apart of the 2 other games music. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. :)

  3. Really glad to hear that the music changes depending on the time of day. Xenoblade’s night soundtrack is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever heard, hopefully LR’s will strike a similar chord in me.

  4. ‘In Lightning Returns, Masashi Hamauzu will be composing music related to Lightning – like he did in Final Fantasy XIII-2.’

    Also don’t forget Final Fantasy XIII, since he was the main composer for the first game as well which many people seem to forget to mention.