Nobuo Uematsu Devoted His Entire Body and Spirit to Creating the Soundtrack to Fantasian

Nobuo Uematsu Devoted His Entire Body and Spirit to Creating the Soundtrack to Fantasian

Mistwalker released two new videos for their newest RPG Fantasian, in development for Apple Arcade for a 2021 release.

In one video, we get an interview with Fantasian composure Nobuo Uematsu who comments on the challenge of composing an entire game. The creator mentions that he put his entire body and spirit into the project, which diversified the music and led him to new discoveries. He also mentions that he’s grateful that he can make a living doing this and he also jokes about how serious Sakaguchi-san was with getting this game made.

He shares, “I saw it all come together and knew it was a big deal. I’ll wake up at 5 in the morning, get to composing right away, keep going until 6 pm, then drink some beer and go to bed. Then wake up at 5 and rinse and repeat. That was basically my year. So, once I wake up, or maybe just before I wake up, there’s already music playing in my head.” He continues, “I don’t know if this was fate, whether I did it on my own accord or if this was always meant to be, but I did everything I could. So please look forward to it.”

Fantasian is set in a world governed by machines where the balance of Chaos and Order is the key factor in the struggle within this multi-dimensional universe. Players will take on the role of Leo, who has awakened after an explosion without his memory and facing a strange land. The journey begins to reclaim Leo’s memories as players uncover the truth behind a strange mechanical infection that is consuming mankind.

The story is written by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi with music by Nobuo Uematsu.

The battle system uses a “Dimengeon Battle” mechanic, which allows players to send previously encountered enemies into a separate dimensional dungeon to streamline combat and maximize uninterrupted exploration of the beautiful locations.

Players will explore dioramas with over 150 different types. Creating Fantasian’s real-life miniature sets are veterans who have worked on projects like the Godzilla films, Attack on Titan, and Ultraman. Fantasian serves as a vehicle to bring these works of art into the digital space via Apple Arcade.

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