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Kitase and Toriyama asked Masashi Hamauzu and Mitsuto Suzuki to compose VII Remake

Kitase and Toriyama asked Masashi Hamauzu and Mitsuto Suzuki to compose VII Remake

Written by Brayden — 31 Jan 2020

Ever since its announcement back in 2015, people have wondered who is composing the music for Final Fantasy VII Remake. Now we finally know.

Square Enix has finally revealed that Masashi Hamauzu and Mitsuto Suzuki are the composers for Final Fantasy VII Remake while Final Fantasy VII's composer Nobuo Uematsu has composed the main theme for the game.

The three men shared some thoughts in an article the company posted and in these they talked about their work on the project, involvement and experiences with the original game and more.

Hamauzu also reveals that it was producer Yoshinori Kitase and co-director Motomu Toriyama that asked him to work on the project while Uematsu even recommended him.

As Hamauzu explains he had a small role on the original game before working alongside Kitase, Toriyama and Uematsu on Final Fantasy X. He later composed Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-and then Final Fantasy XIII before helping out with Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, rearranging music in Final Fantasy X HD Remaster and most recently composing World of Final Fantasy.

While Suzuki got his big break working on Final Fantasy XIII-2's soundtrack with Hamazu and Naoshi Mizuta and then Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII again. Since then he's also been composing Mobius Final Fantasy so like Hamauzu he has plenty of experience working with Kitase and Toriyama.

And of course Uematsu composed the original game and has composed the main theme for the remake. It's called 'Hollow'. It features lyrics by scenario writer Kazushige Nojima. You can check out a look at the making of it below and check out their comments here.