Square Enix have confirmed that legendary music composer Nobuo Uematsu will be composing the soundtrack for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. Uematsu has been responsible for the music of Final Fantasy ever since the series’ inception, and though he doesn’t work with Square Enix in official capacity any longer, he is still synonymous with the series’ iconic and beloved soundtracks.
Final Fantasy VII Remakwe producer Yoshinori Kitase recently confirmed this in an interview (as spotted by Twitter user @aibo_ac7). The interview is in Japanese, but a rough translation of the relevant snippet is as follows: “I’ve worked on numerous titles with Uematsu-san, and while I’m currently working on the production of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s actually been since Final Fantasy X that I directly worked with Uematsu-san. So when I first went to ask Uematsu-san to come work on the music for the remake, I thought he would give me the cold shoulder since he had already left Square Enix and found success. [laughs]”
Final Fantasy VII Remake is without a release date, and we don’t expect that to change anytime soon. That said, we do expect it to be a present at Square Enix’s E3 press event in a few weeks’ time. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more coverage.