Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Nobuo Uematsu’s score sounds like a cinematic masterpiece
12 September 2019, 14:46 | Updated: 13 September 2019, 10:57
The Japanese science fantasy game is one of the most popular cult franchises of all time – and now, the seventh game in the series has been re-imagined with a spectacular new soundtrack.
The developer, also known for its work on Dragon Quest and Kingdom Hearts, shared the trailer (watch above) at the Tokyo Game Show 2019, giving the audience an exclusive preview of the characters, opening section and of course, that incredible soundtrack.
Set in the dystopian city of Midgar, the video hints at the section of the game where Cloud dresses up as a woman to infiltrate Don Corneo’s mansion, as well as giving us a glimpse of the Turks, goon squad for evil Shin-Ra, and Cloud being transformed into a frog during battle.
With so much action in one game, its makers knew they needed a dynamic score that would bring its plot and characters to life – and from what we’ve seen (and heard) so far, we can expect great things.
Written by Japanese composer Nobuo Uematsu, the trailer music’s speedy tempo and rich orchestration – featuring soaring strings, powerful brass and crashing timpani – has certainly caught our attention, and sets an ominous tone for the rest of the soundtrack.
Created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and first released in 1987, Final Fantasy has become one of the most successful role-playing video games to hit our screens.
So, it comes as no surprise that this latest remake of the original 1997 version, Final Fantasy VII, is an exciting moment for fans:
OMG EVERYTHING LOOKS AMAZING!! The Turks! Aerith all dressed up!! Frog Cloud with mini sword!!! SHIIIIIIIIVAAAAAAA!!!! 😱😍— 💙🐢Ninja Turtle Gaga🦄🏳️🌈 (@NinjaTurtleGaga) September 11, 2019
I've never needed a game as much as I need this!! #FF7R #FinalFantasyVIIRemake pic.twitter.com/myNGN4Oe8J
excuse me while I CATCH MY BREATH FROM EVERYTHING SHOWN OFF IN THIS TRAILER ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️✨✨✨✨— TAHK0 ☕️ (@TAHK0) September 11, 2019
The first part of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will include two Blu-ray discs for Playstation 4, and is scheduled for release on 3 March 2020.