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 April, we will be featuring Aerith's Theme. In an odd event, both Co-Founders (Artsy and Dreamy) both said that "April showers bring May flowers" reminds them of Aerith, and thus the song was chosen.
(¯`·-..· Aerith's Theme ·..-·´¯)
We are featuring the Distant Worlds verison of this song. Every time I hear this, it brings back good and bitter memories of all events that have occurred on the Final Fantasy VII timeline. It's cheerful and melancholy at the same time; uplifting, but sometimes foreboding. Arnie Roth and Nobuo Uematsu's composision for Distant Worlds truly encompasses this intriguing balance. This melody reminds us of Aerith in several different times -- in her church growing flowers, spending time with Zack, meeting Cloud, and even her otherworldly presence after her death. She and her theme carry extreme power and she is unavoidable to forget.
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--
Two new characters for Final Fantasy Agito have been revealed: Lean Hanpleman and Toono Mahoroha. Lean was known as "Joker" in Type-0. Also, regarding quests, certain quests will change depending on the day of the week.
As we all know, in honor of Lightning Returns's release, deviantART and SquareEnix teamed up to host a Lightning fanart contest judged by Tetsuya Nomura. DeviantART announced these winners, and in case you're still interested, we have the three winning pieces featured in our gallery:
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster was released between our monthly updates. There is not much in the way of news regarding the game except that both X and X-2 have unlockable trophies when you complete certain achievements or story milestones. These are also based on the international versions of the originals.
According to Siliconera, Final Fantasy Agito is reportedly being released in Japan some time this month, though no day has been set.
Yosuke Matsuda announced that SquareEnix will focus on catering more to the core audiences (fans of Final Fantasy or Bravely Default, and the like) rather than a broad audience.
Fueled by the novella "Final Fantasy X-2.5" and the audio drama that accompanies Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster, rumors have been flying about the development of Final Fantasy X-3. Yoshinori Kitase, the scenario writer of X and X-2 (who also had a hand in creating the novella) silenced the rumors by announcing to Famitsu that there are no plans to develop Final Fantasy X-3. In the article, Mitsunori Takahashi expressed interest in making another addition to Dissidia: Final Fantasy; and Shinji Hashimoto confirmed to fans that Final Fantasy XV development is going smoothly (but no specific details on how far the game is in development.)
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"