Final Fantasy XII

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Square Enix
Release Date: Oct. 31, 2006 (US), Feb. 23, 2007 (EU)

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'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Composer Wants to Score Western Games

by Rainier on May 20, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT

Final Fantasy XII shakes the series to its core with the introduction of a unique new combat system, while still honoring the franchise's reputation for epic storytelling, incredible spectacle, and compelling characters. Final Fantasy XII is undeniably FF, but it's also something completely different.

Having composed the music for the multi platinum hit Final Fantasy XII, as well as other titles from the Final Fantasy franchise, Sakimoto's career has spanned over 2 decades, and has so far worked on over 150 projects for Video Games and Animated Series.

“I’ve been wanting to explore international opportunities for quite a while now, and Im happy that we were able to create this business collaboration”, Sakimoto said. “I’m hoping that from this, I’ll be able to bring a new creativity to match these games, which can require a different approach, compared to Japanese based titles.”

Four Bars Intertainment, who have represented composers such as Jason Hayes (World of Warcraft), Inon Zur (Fallout 3, Crysis), and Jack Wall (Myst series), will now be representing Mr Sakimoto in most regions outside of Japan.

"For many years, our composers have praised the music of Hitoshi Sakimoto”, says Bob Rice, CEO of Four Bars Intertainment. “We are all so very proud to now represent Hitoshi Sakimoto to the game companies in the United States, Europe and Canada.”

Sakimoto will continue to compose for video games and anime within Japan, as well as continuing his role as president for the music production company 'Basiscape'.

Most recently, Sakimoto has composed the music to the anime series The Tower of Druaga, as well as SEGA's new RPG Valkyria Chronicles.

Hitoshi Sakimoto’s new English website will launch very soon.

 


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