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Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert Announced; Hope for Remake Acknowledged by Composer

Square Enix announces a concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xenogears, while Composer Yasunori Mitsuda acknowledges the fans' expectations.

By Giuseppe Nelva

December 8, 2017

Today, Square Enix announced a new the Xenogears 20th Anniversary Concert, titled “Beginning of the End.”

The concert will be held on April 7th and 8th, with two shows for each day (one in the early afternoon and one in the evening). It will take place at the Maihama Amphitheater in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture (near Tokyo).

At the helm of the production will be original composer Yasunori Mitsuda (who recently enchanted us all with the soundtrack of Xenoblade Chronicles 2), and Joanne Hogg and ANÚNA will participate as guest vocalists.

Mitsuda himself took to Twitter to comment on the project, also acknowledging the hope among many fans for a remake.

Xenogears was launched for the original PlayStation on February 11th, 1998, with a North American release on October 20th. The original game never came to Europe. It remains, according to many (yours truly included), one of the best RPGs of all time.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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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