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 July, we are featuring a piece from Lightning Returns!
(¯`·-..· The Last Surviving Wilderness ·..-·´¯)
"The Last Surviving Wilderness" plays when Lightning is first introduced to The Wildlands. It is a true call to nature, encapsulating the power and grandure of the wilderness. It is all at once light-hearted, foreboding, and majestic -- fitting the overall impression of The Wildlands. It is a composition that lets you know that this is not anything like the lands you have explored before -- almost as vast as Gran Pulse itself. It is one of my personal favorites from the soundtrack (among others, but my other favorites span 10+ minutes.)
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--
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be released in North America on September 16, 2014 and in Europe on September 19, 2014. They will be releasing a Collector's Edition, but it will be limited to 5,000 copies. It will include a pouch for the Nintendo 3DS, a CD with 20 tracks from the game, a second CD with 5 remixed tracks, and 5 CollectaCards from the game. This will be priced at $69.99 / £44.99 / €54.99. This will be available for pre-order via SquareEnix's online store, Amazon, and other certain retailers.
If you fans of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy are not already aware, the famous Famitsu magazine in Japan has been releasing a special little written series that covers the lives of the characters post-Lightning Returns; a "where are they now?" treat you could say. Split up into 10 "episodes", they are still in the midst of releasing them. For our Japanese readers, you can read them now on Famitsu's website:
A fan localization of Final Fantasy Type-0 was released at the beginning of June. You can still download it for PSP here: www.skybladecloud.net/projects… **But download at your own risk. I have not verified if this is a safe download or not.
If you're not looking to get the fan localization of Type-0, then start saving for a PS4! It was announced in our last journal as breaking news, but we'll repeat it: Final Fantasy Type-0 will be getting HD treatment and, along with Final Fantasy Agito, it will be released for the PS4.
SquareEnix has announced an upcoming smartphone mobile racer called "Final Fantasy VII G Bike", similar to the one played in the original. It is expected to make its release later this fall. Supposedly more games from the Gold Saucer have plans to make their mobile debut.
A new game planned for the Nintendo 3DS has been announced: Final Fantasy Explorers. There is not a lot of information about the game yet, but you can read a little more about it at the Final Fantasy wiki: finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Fi…
The 2.4 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will come with a new class/job: the Rogue class and the Ninja job. These boast high speeds, less fall damage, stealth ability, and more.
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"