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The Musical World of Lightning Returns

November 19th, 2013 by Tony Garsow

Square Enix has provided a new set of samples from each of the four regions you’ll travel to in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Nova Chrysalia is divided into four lands: Luxerion the city of light and prayer, Yusnaan a city revelling in the end of the world, the Dead Dunes and the ruins within, and the Wildlands — a vast and untamed greenscape.

Lightning Returns shares three composers: Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Mitsuto Suzuki, who bring their multitude of composing styles and sounds to give the different lands you’ll travel to some genuine diversity. Hamauzu returns with his impressionist flair to game composing, as well as Final Fantasy XI‘s Mizuta crafting wonderful melodies, and Mitsuto Suzuki with his uniquely synthetic, yet genuine sound.

You can listen to all four collections of each regions music by clicking the links below:

LuxerionYusnaanThe Dead DunesThe Wildlands

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will release on November 21st in Japan, February 11th in North America, and February 14th in Europe. Available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, PlayStation Network users will be able to download a digital version at release (9.6GB space required).

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