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Final Fantasy XIII Composer, Masashi Hamauzu, Leaves Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIII Composer, Masashi Hamauzu, Leaves Square Enix

Written by Darryl — 20 Jan 2010

Masashi Hamauzu, the composer of Final Fantasy XIII's original soundtrack, has left Square Enix. This follows the departures of Kenichiro Fukui (The Black Mages) and Junya Nakano (Final Fantasy X).

Hamauzu was seen to be Square Enix's main composer following the departure of Nobuo Uematsu, which now leaves only four composers remaining at the company, including Kumi Tanioka and Naoshi Mizuta. During his time at the company, Hamauzu worked on games such as Unlimited SaGa, Dirge of Cerberus and Sigma Harmonics.

The Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack is due for release on the 27th of January. It's unclear where Hamauzu will go from here.

Source: SEMO


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