Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

The Composers of Lightning Returns Soundtrack Revealed! Guess who are back!?

thecomposersofLRAt yesterday’s Final Fantast 25th Anniversary concert in Chicago, Lightning Returns posters were put on display. In these posters you could see the names of the main staff and yes, the names of the composers too.

We’re happy to tell you that the masters behind Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2 OSTs are back! Mitsuto Suzuki, Masashi Hamauzu and Naoshi Mizuta have been working on the OST for a while like the interview in Swiss newspaper earlier revealed.

Hopefully we will be hearing their latests work in the new Lightning Returns trailer which is meant to be released at Jump Festa on December 22-23.

A9jbR7xCYAA0s24Thank you, Erren, for the picture!

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  1. I’m really glad to hear they’re reprising their roles as composers for the final game in the Lightning Saga. I loved the soundtrack for XIII-2, probably even more than XIII’s (which was my favorite until XIII-2), so I really cannot wait to see what they come up with.

    I loved all of Mizuta’s work with XIII-2, it was really surprisingly good. Hope he works with Joelle again. I also hope both Hamauzu and Suzuki have a more prominent role with this soundtrack. Suzuki had the least amount of tracks in XIII-2, and some of them weren’t as good as the rest. Hamauzu’s tracks all seemed pretty weak compared to XIII’s as well. I’m sure he was saving his best for this game.

    As for Ishimoto, I’m sure he’s busy working on the WEWY sequel OST and possibly Type-1’s, as well.

  2. I must admit I’ve never been too fond of the soundtracks for XIII or XIII-2, but it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with. Very much looking forward to the reveal trailer.
    I was secretly hoping they’d steal Takeharu Ishimoto for LR, but alas.

  3. I loved both soundtracks. XIII set the atmosphere, and XIII-2 had something for everyone to listen to. I can’t wait to see what they have in store this time around! :D

  4. Hopefully the amount of tracks per composer will be more balanced. Mizuta definitely surprised me with XIII-2, but he had way too many tracks. Hopefully, Hamauzu will have more to do here.

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