Square-Enix have recently announced that their timeless Super Nintendo / Super Famicom Final Fantasy soundtracks will be getting an aural overhaul later this year. Final Fantasy IV: Original Sound Track Remaster Version will be the first of three remastered albums to be released by Square-Enix, with a July 3 date attached for Japanese release.
This means that we can all relive the magic of classic tracks, including “The Red Wings”, “Theme of Love”, and “Battle with Golbez’s Four Fiends,” along with many other classics. Print copies of the first two-disc album of the trilogy will have special cover art, designed by long-serving Final Fantasy cover artist, Yoshitaka Amano.
The release is currently scheduled for those lucky enough to live in Japan, but given today’s online marketplace presence, it shouldn’t be difficult to source a copy of the print, or purchase a digital version, which will most likely see a release from Square-Enix. The albums will also likely be available on iTunes. We’ll let you know if and when that happens.
Square-Enix’s website has the date and price for the physical copy (¥3,200 or around US$33) for this release, as well as two grayed-out placeholders for the 2nd and 3rd parts of the remastered trilogy, FFV and FFVI, for when they are released.
This is certainly a project to get excited about. Even though these soundtracks are nearly two decades old, they are still heavy contributors to the orchestral concert series and compilation albums, and contain many popular tracks that still stand the test of time.