Square Enix Shares Official Piano Cover of “Wishes” from Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix Shares Official Piano Cover of “Wishes” from Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix has uploaded a new official cover on their music YouTube channel. Yui Morishita arranged and performed “Wishes” from Final Fantasy XIII-2 on piano, initially composed by Masashi Hamauzu. Additionally, Mai Kondo recorded and mixed the performance.

“Wishes” is the main theme of Final Fantasy XIII-2, which already featured piano usage. Therefore, this arrangement isn’t an entirely new experience, but it does offer a different sense of somberness that’s distinct from the original composition.

Final Fantasy XIII is comprised of a trilogy that is available on PlayStation 3, Xbox, and PC, with countless fans pleading for a remastered collection, seeing as, aside from the MMO Final Fantasy XI, the first title is the only mainline entry not on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

The first Final Fantasy XIII has been endlessly critiqued for its level design and story elements, but it boasts one of the best battle systems in the entire franchise, with a remarkable presentation that still holds up astonishingly well. On the other hand, Final Fantasy XIII-2 is quite more open, with a time travel mechanic that has player choice front and center and a third party member slot that monsters can occupy. Hopefully, the trilogy will receive ports on PlayStation in the near future.

You can listen to the new piano cover of “Wishes” from Final Fantasy XIII below:

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