Square Enix Shares Official Piano Performance of “Awakening” from Final Fantasy XI

The official Square Enix Music YouTube channel recently shared a piano performance from Hiroyuki Nakayama to commemorate the Final Fantasy franchise’s 35-year anniversary, with him playing “Awakening” from Final Fantasy XI. Originally composed by Kumi Tanioka, Nakayama provides his own distinct flair with this performance.

You can view the full celebratory piano performance of “Awakening” below:

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is set to be a modernized retelling of the original Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, a prequel to the game that initiated this beloved sub-franchise. Players control Zack, a hyperactive and determined SOLDIER yearning to become not only First Class, but also a hero in his own right. Combat utilizes real-time action elements alongside the innovative “Digital Mind Wave” system, used to perform special attacks called Limit Breaks and achieve other notable feats.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on December 13, 2022.

Final Fantasy XVI is releasing for PlayStation 5 in the Summer of 2023.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is releasing for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on February 16, 2023.


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