Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis' Music Is Glorious; Yasunori Mitsuda Talks About Composing

Yasunori Mitsuda present the music he composed for Final Fantasy XV's next story DLC Episode Ignis, and it's the best thing you'll hear today.

Final Fantasy XV‘s upcoming story DLC Episode Ignis is just a few days away, but today we get a preview of a very special aspect of the adventure of Noctis’ beloved personal cook.

Yasunori Mitsuda, well known for the music of many fantastic games, last of which is Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that is coming tomorrow, is the maestro who created three new tracks for Episode Ignis, a main theme, one for Ignis himself, and one for Ravus.

Today, Square Enix published a video in which Mitsuda-san explains how he approached his work on the DLC, together with Director Takefumi Terada. As a bonus, we get to hear the music himself, and it’s one of the most glorious things I have heard in recent times. Of course, considering the exceptional quality of Mitsuda-san’s work, I shouldn’t be surprised.

Interestingly, we hear how he assigned the task of representing the quiet and composed Ignis to a single violin, despite concerns that it would be overwhelmed by the rest of the orchestra, and the result is simply perfect.

You can check out the video below, and if you want to learn more about Episode Ignis, you can enjoy the first few minutes in English, and in Japanese, alongside more info and videos on upcoming updates.

Episode Ignis will be released on PS4 and Xbox One on December 13th. Final Fantasy XV is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One and will launch for PC via Steam in early 2018. If you want to learn more about the game, you can our recent interview with Director Hajime Tabata and our full review of the game from last year.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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