Secret of Mana series composer Hiroki Kikuta took to Reddit this week to let fans ask anything in an effort to better connect with overseas fans.
That haunting wail you hear in "Fear of the Heavens" in Secret of Mana? Kikuta says that is a whale. Here's why the wail was used:
Here are some other quick facts from the AMA:
As for what the popular composer is up to now, Kikuta's indie work Pulse Pico Pulse is out now, available on iTunes and Amazon. You can listen to a preview on YouTube. I'm playing Atelier Escha and Logy for review for Destructoid. Kikuta did work on the score, including the avant title track sung by Haruka Shimotsuki.
Fellow fans of game music and/or the Secret of Mana series should definitely check out Kikuta's AMA.
You've got to hear this soothing banjo rendition of Link to the Past's Darkworld
10:30 AM on 07.15.2014