Legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu has returned to the franchise to compose the main theme for Final Fantasy XIV’s first expansion, Heavensward.
The new song, which you can hear below set to footage from both A Realm Reborn and the upcoming expansion, features vocals by Susan Calloway and is solidly recognisable as one of his compositions.
At PAX East it was announced Square Enix’s MMO will be getting its first expansion in June. Heavensward was announced last October at a Final Fantasy Fan Festival and will include a new race, new jobs, airship, and of course, new raids. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn currently has over 4 million registered accounts, which is a leap from 2.5 million accounts at the end of last year.
Earlier this year, we got the chance to join legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu at London’s Abbey Road Studios as he settled down to revisit 20 years of his most compelling work, where he revealed his favourite compositions and what he thinks the future holds for him.
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