Hamauzu himself was very much involved in the recording process as well. "I monitored most of the sessions online, but I also traveled to Boston to be there first-hand. There was no one else I wanted for this project, my first request for SQEX was to work with the VGO forLightning Returns."
When speaking about the musicians used for the game's 60 minute plus score, Nakama states, "We carefully selected the musicians for this recording because this is Final Fantasy - it has to present the highest quality. Not only that, we had to select the musicians who LOVE the music. Mainly the musicians were in their 20s-30s, the ones who grew up playing games. So naturally you can hear more emotions in the performance - joy, sadness, passion, and all kinds of things. Also the two engineers I had for this project, Falk and Alvin, were absolutely fantastic. They instantly understood what Hamauzu-san and I wanted from the music, and they just made things happen, you know?"
Nakama also responds with excitement when asked if Lightning Returns would become part of their touring live show lineup, quickly answering "Absolutely! We would LOVE to do that!"
Be sure to check back for more news on Lightning Returns, and check out the game when it releases on February 11, 2014.
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