Here's how each monthly feature will go: I'll have the title of the song, along with the song itself for you to enjoy. Underneath, I will describe what this song means to me and how it affects me, plus I'll add in any fun facts about the piece.
For the month of September, we will be featuring one of the most iconic pieces from the Final Fantasy VI -- the famous Opera: Maria and Draco!
(¯`·-..· Maria and Draco ·..-·´¯)
This fantastic video made by Elder-Geek.com combines a re-animated version of the sprite performance with the Distant Worlds arrangement of the Opera. For those of you who have not played VI before, the Opera is a major plot point during the first half of the game. But as the game player you never actually see it through to the end because the villainous octopus, Ultros, drops down and ruins the show before the finale. To see this reanimation of the full Opera is not only adorable, but also amazing and fun to watch.
How do you feel about this song? Do you like it? Did it have an effect on you? Leave a comment with your opinion on the song!
--RECENT NEWS IN FINAL FANTASY--
Final Fantasy Explorers will be released in Japan on December 18, 2014, and Bravely Second will be released sometime this winter. There is no word yet on western release dates.
Hajime Tabata claimed at PAX Prime 2014 that the HD remake of Type-0 is "about 80% done" and should be released within a year.
A demo for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is available for download on 3DS. According to Siliconera, save data from the demo can be carried over to the full version when it is released, allowing players to unlock extra characters. While it only allows the player to play only two songs (J-E-N-O-V-A and Edgar & Sabin's Theme), they can play on varying difficulties as much as they like. However, the demo can only be launched 30 times before it expires. Curtain Call was released TODAY (9/16/14) in North America and will be released in Europe on September 19.
In Japan, SquareEnix is planning to launch a cloud-streaming service called Dive In. This will allow players to stream games to their iOS and Android devices. This service will launch on October 9, 2014. There will be two Final Fantasy games included in the launch: Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy VII (International). Each game available on Dive In will come with a free 30-minute trial, after which players will have to pay for the amount of time that they can stream each game:
Final Fantasy VII (International): -3 days: ¥200 (equivalent to $1.86) -10 days: ¥400 (equivalent to $3.73) -30 days: ¥1000 (equivalent to $9.32) -365 days: ¥1429 (equivalent to $13.33)
Final Fantasy XIII: -3 days: ¥250 (equivalent to $2.33) -10 days: ¥510 (equivalent to $4.75) -30 days: ¥1250 (equivalent to $11.66) -365 days: ¥1800 (equivalent to $16.79)
SquareEnix plans to add more titles later, including Final Fantasy VIII in November, Final Fantasy XIII-2 in December, and Lightning Returns sometime in 2015.
At this year's Tokyo Game Show, SquareEnix is planning to feature several games, including Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy Explorers, Bravely Second, and Final Fantasy Type-0.
A NEW trailer for Final Fantasy XV has just been released, showing NEW gameplay and in-game graphics. It has also been reported that a playable demo for XV will be released March 2015 to PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Watch the new trailer on YouTube here: youtu.be/wT3dyanB3pk
As we always do, we'd like to introduce you to the newest members of our constantly growing group! Go give them a friendly "Hello!" and a big hug!
Which song would you like us to feature next month? There are over 1,000 songs to choose from! If you have a suggestion, leave a comment. We'd love to know what you want to see next month!
Previous songs featured:
"Dancing Mad", "Yuna's Dance (The Sending)", "The Prelude", "Ami", "The Price Of Freedom", "Kiss Me Good-Bye", "The Great Warrior", "Serah's Theme", "Auron's Theme", "Fisherman's Horizon", "Sudeki Da Ne", "Blinded By Light", "Zanarkand", "Aerith's Theme", "Matoya's Cave", "Wind Crest: The Three Trails", "The Last Surviving Wilderness", "Answers"