Final Fantasy Chips Albums Headed to NA and EU

Friday, August 31st, 2012

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As part of the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary event in Tokyo this weekend, Square Enix revealed that not only would they be making 8-bit demakes of soundtrack selections from Final Fantasy VII-XI, but they will soon be releasing them internationally, according to Destructoid. The soundtracks will be available on Square’s e-Shop in both of those countries as VII Chips, VIII Chips, IX Chips, and so on. Maybe the next thing Square will announce is a line of actual Final Fantasy-branded chips.

As I’ve stated before, I’m a music major, so I love me some music. Final Fantasy’s soundtracks in particular (even X) are some of my favorite gaming soundtracks. They inspired me to learn how to play video game music on the piano. So as you’d probably imagine, this news makes me very, very excited.

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Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.




  • I am curious about the production and what they are going to use to make these? Famitracker ;)?

    I’m sure trying to program the music on old antiquanted computers and dev hardware would probably be too difficult.

    • Magical 8-Bit Plug is a plug-in you can download on the internet for music-making software. I haven’t completely figured out to set the instruments correctly, but it’s possible to make 8-bit music with it. I’m sure it can be done.

    • Magic 8-bit is a bit on the just ok side. It sounds sort of like an NES. But nothing like the real thing. (kind of like GXSCC, which is pretty much pure shit)

      No, for authentic 8-bit stuff they’d have to use trackers like Famitracker for NES music, Trackers on the MSX computer if they use PSG sounds(Or FM, or SCC+ sounds. But those aren’t really what people think of when they say 8-bit), LSDJ for Gameboy to make Gameboy music. Etc (And whatever other stuff is out there that I can’t remember)

      If you are looking for the closest thing you’ll get to the actual real deal in VSTi form. You will want NES VSTi http://www.mattmontag.com/projects-page/nintendo-vst
      Here’s a Sample of it
      http://www.mattmontag.com/nesvst/NES%20VST%20Super%20Mario%20Brothers.mp3
      (the page shows “Samples: Super Mario brothers” but the links don’t appear. But if you look at the page source you can find them. Which is where I got this)

      I’ve used this VSTi Extensively myself. It’s the closest thing to Famitracker/a Real NES in VST form out there.

  • I bought all 4 at the anniversary event in Shibuya over the weekend. I
    guess I got them 2 weeks early or so, cos I think they dont get released
    in the e-store until mid September.