Square Enix is nothing but geniuses when it comes to video game music. Its plethora of franchises, especially Final Fantasy, includes unforgettable soundtracks that have resonated with gamers across the world. The company clearly loves its works, often releasing albums and remixes of music from its games (which is actually a common practice in Japan). As such, Square Enix’s Piano Collections deliver exactly what they promise, and a Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Piano Collections album is next up, coming in April.
This album includes piano rearrangements of 10 songs from Crystal Chronicles. Each song is performed by its original composer, Kumi Tanioka, and the album features art by the game’s character designer, Toshiyuki Itahana. Now is as good a time as any for this project, as Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles received a remaster in August last year (and subsequent patches to improve its quality).
Only seven of the songs have been revealed at this moment in time. The list is as follows:
- “Morning Sky”
- “The Village Where It Began”
- “Setting Forth”
- “Moonless Starry Night”
- “The Midst of Sorrow’s Gloom”
- “Promised Grace”
- “Monster Ronde”
Square Enix has also released a preview video on YouTube, where Tanioka performs some music included in the album. For the time being, it looks like the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Piano Collections album is exclusive to Japan. It is scheduled to release on April 7 and is available to preorder from Amazon Japan for 3,300 yen.