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Confirmed: Nobuo Uematsu Returns to Compose Music

Nobuo Uematsu

Nobuo Uematsu

Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed in a recent interview that legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu is in fact working on the upcoming remake.

 

Here’s what Kitase says in the above snippet:

Yoshinori Kitase, Producer: “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.”

Uematsu previously said back in 2015 that he was not working on the remake so either this has changed or Uematsu was being tight lipped like Square Enix is generally is.

It’s currently unknown how involved he is, but in the past he supervised the soundtracks in the remakes of Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV along with the HD remaster of Final Fantasy X so it would seem the most likely. The song used for the latest trailer at PSX 2015 was composed by Uematsu’s Distant World team.

It’s also possible he might compose the theme song, something he has also done previously in the remakes of Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV along with the original Final Fantasy XII.

Source: Siliconera & Final Fantasy Union