List of Square Enix compilation albums

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Square Enix is a Japanese video game developer and publisher formed from the merger on April 1, 2003 of video game developer Square and publisher Enix. [1] The company is best known for its role-playing video game franchises, which include the Final Fantasy series, the Dragon Quest series, and the action-RPG Kingdom Hearts series. For many of its games, Square Enix has produced albums of music containing songs from those games or arrangements of those songs. In addition to those albums, it has produced several compilation albums containing music from multiple games or series made by the company. These albums include music directly from the games, as well as arrangements covering a variety of styles, such as orchestral, piano, vocal, and techno. This list includes albums produced by Square, Enix, or Square Enix which contain music from multiple games in the companies' catalog which are not a part of a single series. The first of these was Personal Computer Music by Enix in 1987. Dozens of albums have been published since, primarily through Square Enix's own record label.

Square Enix Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company

Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese video game developer, publisher, and distribution company known for its Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts role-playing video game franchises, among numerous others. Several of them have sold over 10 million copies worldwide, with the Final Fantasy franchise alone selling over 115 million. The Square Enix headquarters are in the Shinjuku Eastside Square Building in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The company employs over 4300 employees worldwide.

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Square Co., Ltd. was a Japanese video game company founded in September 1986 by Masafumi Miyamoto. It merged with Enix in 2003 to form Square Enix. The company also used SquareSoft as a brand name to refer to their games, and the term is occasionally used to refer to the company itself. In addition, "Square Soft, Inc" was the name of the company's American arm before the merger, after which it was renamed to "Square Enix, Inc".

Several of the albums have sold well, placing on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart. Drammatica: The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura reached position 179, [2] as did SQ Chips. [3] SQ Chips 2 reached position 102, [4] Love SQ reached 176, [5] Chill SQ reached 236, [6] Symphonic Fantasies reached 102, [7] More SQ reached 107, [8] Cafe SQ reached 134, [9] Battle SQ reached 72, [10] and Beer SQ reached position 81. [11] The music on the compilation albums was originally composed by numerous composers. Among those well-represented are Nobuo Uematsu, long-time composer of the Final Fantasy series; Masashi Hamauzu, composer of various Final Fantasy, Chocobo , and SaGa games; Yasunori Mitsuda, composer for the Chrono series and Xenogears ; Kenji Ito, who composed for several SaGa and Mana games, and Yoko Shimomura, composer for the Kingdom Hearts series. [12]

The Oricon Albums Chart is the Japanese music industry standard albums popularity chart issued daily, weekly, monthly and yearly by Oricon. Established on October 5, 1987, the chart rankings are based on physical albums' sales. Oricon did not include download sales up until its establishment of the Digital Albums Chart on November 19, 2016.

Nobuo Uematsu Japanese video game composer

Nobuo Uematsu is a Japanese video game composer, best known for scoring most of the titles in the Final Fantasy series by Square Enix. He is considered to be one of the most well known composers in the video game industry. Sometimes referred to as the "Beethoven of video games music", he has appeared five times in the top 20 of the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame.

Masashi Hamauzu Japanese composer and pianist

Masashi Hamauzu is a Japanese composer, arranger, pianist, and lyricist. Hamauzu, who was employed at Square Enix from 1996 to 2010, was best known during that time for his work on the Final Fantasy and SaGa video game series. Born into a musical family in Germany, Hamauzu was raised in Japan. He became interested in music while in kindergarten, and took piano lessons from his parents.

Albums

TitleGamesDateLengthLabelRef.
Personal Computer Music Gandhara , Jesus: Kyōfu no Bio Monster , Wingman II June 21, 1987Apollon [13]
Enix Game Music Animal Land Satsujin Jiken , Door Door MK II , The Earth Fighter Rayieza , Jesus: Kyōfu no Bio Monster , Wingman , Wingman II , World Golf , World Golf II , Zarth October 25, 1987Alfa [14]
Square Vocal Collection The Bouncer , Chocobo Racing , Chrono Cross , Dice de Chocobo , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Legend of Mana , Parasite Eve , Sōkaigi , Xenogears June 21, 2001 DigiCube [15]
Radiata Stories Tri-Ace Sound Battle Collection Radiata Stories , Star Ocean , Star Ocean: The Second Story , Star Ocean: Blue Sphere , Star Ocean: Till the End of Time , Valkyrie Profile January 27, 2005 Square Enix [16]
Square Enix Music Compilation Vol. 1 Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chrono Trigger , Code Age Commanders , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy Tactics , Final Fantasy Tactics Advance , Front Mission 4 , Front Mission 5: Scars of the War , Legend of Mana , SaGa Frontier , SaGa Frontier 2 , Sword of Mana , Threads of Fate , Vagrant Story , Xenogears 2006 Square Enix [17]
Square Enix Music Sampler Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chrono Trigger , Code Age Commanders , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy Tactics , Final Fantasy Tactics Advance , Front Mission 4 , Front Mission 5: Scars of the War , Legend of Mana , SaGa Frontier , SaGa Frontier 2 , Sword of Mana , Vagrant Story , Xenogears February 18, 2006 Square Enix [18]
Square Enix Music Powered Vol. 1 Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VIII , Higurashi When They Cry , King's Knight , Legend of Mana June 22, 2006 Square Enix [19]
Square Enix Music Powered Vol. 2 Children of Mana , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy Legend II , Romancing SaGa 2 , Romancing SaGa 3 , Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- , SaGa Frontier August 22, 2006 Square Enix [20]
Square Enix Music Powered Vol. 3 Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy X-2 , Front Mission , Hanjuku Hero , Legend of Mana , Parasite Eve October 21, 2006 Square Enix [21]
Square Enix Music Powered Vol. 4 Crystal Dragon , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy X , Musashi: Samurai Legend , SaGa Frontier 2 , Xenogears December 22, 2006 Square Enix [22]
Square Enix Music Powered Vol. 5 3-D WorldRunner , Dawn of Mana , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy XII , Vagrant Story February 22, 2007 Square Enix [23]
Square Enix Battle Tracks Vol. 1 Bahamut Lagoon , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy Adventure , The Final Fantasy Legend , Final Fantasy Legend II , Final Fantasy Legend III , Final Fantasy Mystic Quest , Front Mission , Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard , Hanjuku Hero , Live A Live , Romancing SaGa , Romancing SaGa 2 , Romancing SaGa 3 , Rudra no Hihō , Secret of Mana , Seiken Densetsu 3 , Treasure Hunter G May 9, 2007 Square Enix [24]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII , Dawn of Mana , Final Fantasy XI , Heroes of Mana , Live A Live , SaGa Frontier 2 May 12, 2007 Square Enix [25]
Square Enix Party 2007 Special Disc Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII , Dissidia Final Fantasy , Monotone , The World Ends with You May 12, 2007 Square Enix [26]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD 2007 Vol. 2 Einhänder , Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS) , Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates , Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift , Heroes of Mana , Musashi: Samurai Legend , The World Ends with You May 12, 2007 Square Enix [27]
Square Enix Music Compilation Vol. 2 Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII , Dawn of Mana , Einhänder , Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS) , Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS) , Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates , Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon , Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift , Front Mission Alternative , Front Mission: Online , Heroes of Mana , Last Order: Final Fantasy VII , Legend of Mana , Live A Live , Project Sylpheed , SaGa Frontier 2 , Star Ocean: First Departure , The World Ends with You 2008 Square Enix [28]
Drammatica: The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura Final Fantasy Versus XIII , Front Mission , Heroes of Mana , Kingdom Hearts , Legend of Mana , Live A Live March 26, 2008 Square Enix [29]
Square Enix × Xbox 360 Sound Collections Infinite Undiscovery , The Last Remnant , Star Ocean: The Last Hope September 11, 2008 Square Enix [30]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD 2008 Vol. 3 Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon: Majou to Shoujo to Gonin no Yuusha , Dissidia Final Fantasy , Infinite Undiscovery , The Last Remnant , Sigma Harmonics , Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume October 11, 2008 Square Enix [31]
Square Enix Music Compilation Vol. 3 Chocobo Racing , Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon: Majou to Shoujo to Gonin no Yuusha , Dissidia Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS) , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time , Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales , Infinite Undiscovery , The Last Remnant , Sigma Harmonics , Star Ocean: Second Evolution , Star Ocean: The Last Hope , Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume , The World Ends with You 2009 Square Enix [32]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD 2009 Vol. 4 Final Fantasy , Kingdom Hearts II , Final Fantasy XIII , Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light , Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers , The World Ends with You September 26, 2009 Square Enix [33]
Love SQ Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Legend of Mana , Romancing SaGa November 25, 2009 Square Enix [34]
Chill SQ Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy Adventure , The Final Fantasy Legend , Front Mission , Live A Live May 26, 2010 Square Enix [35]
Square Enix Battle Tracks Vol. 2 Another Mind , Brave Fencer Musashi , Bushido Blade 2 , Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2 , Ehrgeiz , Einhänder , Final Fantasy VII , Front Mission 2 , Front Mission Alternative , Parasite Eve , SaGa Frontier , Sōkaigi , Tobal No. 1 , Tobal 2 , Xenogears September 15, 2010 Square Enix [24]
Square Enix Battle Tracks Vol. 3 Chocobo Racing , Chrono Cross , Cyber Org , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Front Mission 3 , iS – internal section , Legend of Mana , Parasite Eve II , Racing Lagoon , SaGa Frontier 2 , Threads of Fate , Vagrant Story September 15, 2010 Square Enix [24]
Symphonic Fantasies - Music From Square Enix Chrono Cross , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Kingdom Hearts , Kingdom Hearts II , Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix , Secret of Mana September 15, 2010 Square Enix [36]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD Vol. 5 The 3rd Birthday , Chaos Rings , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy XIV , Final Fantasy Dimensions , MindJack , Nier , SaGa 3 Jikuu no Hasha: Shadow or Light , Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa , The World Ends with You September 16, 2010 Square Enix [37]
X'mas Collections Music From Square Enix Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy XI , Legend of Mana , Live A Live , SaGa Frontier 2 November 24, 2010 Square Enix [38]
More SQ Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Live A Live , Nier , SaGa Frontier 2 March 2, 2011 Square Enix [39]
Guitar Solo Square Enix Official Best Collection CD Book Chrono Cross , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy XIII , Final Fantasy XIV , Final Fantasy Adventure , Legend of Mana , Live A Live , Nier , Secret of Mana , Seiken Densetsu 3 , Star Ocean: The Second Story , Romancing SaGa , Romancing SaGa 3 , Threads of Fate , Valkyrie Profile , Xenogears June 15, 2011KMP Music Publishing [40]
Square Enix Sound Effect Collection Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy Adventure , The Final Fantasy Legend , Final Fantasy Legend II , Final Fantasy Legend III , Hanjuku Hero July 16, 2011 Square Enix [41]
SQ Chips Preview Mini Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy IX , Secret of Mana July 16, 2011 Square Enix [42]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD 2011 Vol. 6 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy , Chaos Rings Omega , El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy XIII-2 , Final Fantasy Adventure , Final Fantasy Type-0 , Theatrhythm Final Fantasy September 15, 2011 Square Enix [43]
SQ Chips Brave Fencer Musashi , Chrono Trigger , Einhänder , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy XII , Final Fantasy XIII , Final Fantasy Adventure , Final Fantasy Legend II , Nanashi no Game , Project Sylpheed , Secret of Mana , Xenogears September 21, 2011 Square Enix [44]
SQ Chips Village/Vanguard Customer Bonus Brave Fencer Musashi , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy IX September 21, 2011 Square Enix [44]
Cafe SQ Chrono Cross , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy X , Romancing SaGa 2 , Threads of Fate , Xenogears November 23, 2011 Square Enix [45]
SQ Lovers Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy XIII , Final Fantasy Adventure , Front Mission , Live A Live , Romancing SaGa November 23, 2011 Square Enix [46]
Battle SQ Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy IX , The Final Fantasy Legend , Final Fantasy Tactics , Live A Live , Romancing SaGa 2 , Rudra no Hihō , SaGa Frontier 2 , Seiken Densetsu 3 , Sigma Harmonics July 4, 2012 Square Enix [47]
Battle SQ (Limited Edition) Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , The Final Fantasy Legend , Final Fantasy Tactics , Live A Live , Romancing SaGa 2 , Rudra no Hihō , SaGa Frontier 2 , Seiken Densetsu 3 , Sigma Harmonics July 4, 2012 Square Enix [47]
Beer SQ Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Live A Live , SaGa Frontier 2 , Seiken Densetsu 3 July 4, 2012 Square Enix [48]
Beer SQ (Limited Edition) Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Live A Live , SaGa Frontier 2 , Seiken Densetsu 3 , Unlimited Saga July 4, 2012 Square Enix [48]
SQ Chips 2 Bahamut Lagoon , Chrono Cross , Dissidia Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy Tactics , Legend of Mana , Live A Live , Parasite Eve , Tobal No. 1 , Vagrant Story , Xenogears July 25, 2012 Square Enix [49]
SQ Chips 2 Tower Records Bonus CD Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy VI , Secret of Mana July 25, 2012 Square Enix [49]
SQ Chips 2 Village/Vanguard Customer Bonus CD Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy XIII July 25, 2012 Square Enix [49]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD Vol. 7 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy XII , Final Fantasy XIV , Final Fantasy Dimensions , Threads of Fate , The World Ends with You September 20, 2012 Square Enix [50]
Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo - Music From Square Enix Chrono Cross , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Kingdom Hearts , Kingdom Hearts II , Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix , Secret of Mana September 20, 2012 Square Enix [51]
Square Enix Sound Effect Collection 2 Bahamut Lagoon , Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Front Mission , Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard , Hanjuku Hero: Aa, Sekaiyo Hanjukunare...! , Live A Live , Romancing SaGa , Romancing SaGa 2 , Romancing SaGa 3 , Rudra no Hihō , Secret of Mana , Seiken Densetsu 3 , Treasure Hunter G September 20, 2012 Square Enix [41]
Square Enix Sound Effect Collection Artnia Limited Edition Chocobo Racing , Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy XII , Final Fantasy XIII , Final Fantasy XIII-2 , Final Fantasy XIV April 26, 2013 Square Enix [41]
Square Enix Composers Best/Selection Black Disk Brave Fencer Musashi , Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children , Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy XIII , Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers , Final Fantasy Type-0 , Hanjuku Hero 4: 7-Jin no Hanjuku Hero , The Last Remnant , Monster x Dragon , Sigma Harmonics , Unlimited Saga , The World Ends with You September 18, 2013 Square Enix [52]
Compi de Chocobo Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2 , Chocobo Racing , Final Fantasy II , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy X , Final Fantasy XI , Final Fantasy XII , Final Fantasy XIII , Final Fantasy XIII-2 , Final Fantasy XIV , Final Fantasy Adventure , Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers , Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon , Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales , Final Fantasy Legends: Hikari to Yami no Senshi , Final Fantasy Type-0 , Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII September 21, 2013 Square Enix [53]
Square Enix Music Sampler CD Vol. 8 Bloodmasque , Chaos Rings Σ , Drakengard 3 , Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy X HD Remaster , Final Fantasy XIV , Final Fantasy Agito , Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII , Million Diffusion Arthur , Musashi: Samurai Legend , SaGa Frontier September 21, 2013 Square Enix
Square Enix Sound Effect Collection 3 Another Mind , Bushido Blade , Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon , Chocobo Racing , Chrono Cross , Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VIII , Final Fantasy IX , Final Fantasy Tactics , Front Mission 2 , Front Mission 3 , Legend of Mana , Racing Lagoon , SaGa Frontier , SaGa Frontier II , Threads of Fate , Vagrant Story , Xenogears September 21, 2013 Square Enix
X'mas Collections II Music From Square Enix Final Fantasy III , Final Fantasy IV , Final Fantasy XI , Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard , SaGa Frontier II , Sigma Harmonics , The 3rd Birthday , Threads of Fate November 27, 2013 Square Enix [54]
Cure SQ Romancing SaGa , The Final Fantasy Legend , Final Fantasy V , Final Fantasy VI , Final Fantasy , Final Fantasy IV , Live A Live , Chrono Trigger December 11, 2013 Square Enix [55]
memória! ~ The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura Demons' Score , Final Fantasy XV , Front Mission , Heroes of Mana , Kingdom Hearts , Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days , Legend of Mana , Live A Live , Parasite Eve , Super Mario RPG March 26, 2014 Square Enix

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The Chocobo video game series is a spin-off series composed of over a dozen games developed by Square Co. and later by Square Enix featuring a super deformed version of the Chocobo, a Final Fantasy series mascot and fictional bird, as the protagonist. Several of the titles have received separate album releases of music from the game. The music of the Chocobo series includes soundtrack albums for the Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon sub-series—comprising Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon, Chocobo's Dungeon 2, and Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon—and soundtrack albums of music from Chocobo Racing, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales, and Chocobo and the Magic Picture Book: The Witch, The Maiden, and the Five Heroes, as well as an album of arranged music from Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon and a single entitled Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Toki Wasure No Meikyuu: Door Crawl for the theme song of Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.

The Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles video game series consists of Crystal Chronicles, a spin-off of the main Final Fantasy series, its sequels My Life as a King and My Life as a Darklord, and their spin-offs, Ring of Fates, Echoes of Time and The Crystal Bearers. Crystal Chronicles, Ring of Fates, and Echoes of Time have had released soundtrack albums to date, and Crystal Chronicles and Ring of Fates each have an associated single. Kumi Tanioka is the main composer for the series, having composed the three released soundtracks as well as the music for My Life as a King and My Life as a Darklord. Hidenori Iwasaki is filling that role for The Crystal Bearers. Nobuo Uematsu, the main composer for the regular Final Fantasy series, contributed one track to the Ring of Fates soundtrack. Yae and Donna Burke sang the Japanese and English versions of the theme song for Crystal Chronicles, respectively, while Aiko sang the theme song for Ring of Fates.

The music of the video game Final Fantasy XIII was composed by Masashi Hamauzu. Former regular series composer Nobuo Uematsu did not contribute any pieces to the soundtrack. Music from the game has been released in several albums. The main soundtrack album, Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, was released on four Compact Discs in 2010 by Square Enix, the developers and producers of the game. Selections from the soundtrack have been released on two gramophone record albums, W/F: Music from Final Fantasy XIII and W/F: Music from Final Fantasy XIII Gentle Reveries, both in 2010 by Square Enix. An album of arranged pieces from the soundtrack, Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack -PLUS-, was also released by Square Enix in 2010, as was an album of piano arrangements, Piano Collection Final Fantasy XIII. The theme song for the Japanese version of the game, "Kimi ga Iru Kara", was released as a single by For Life Music in 2009.

Front Mission is a series of tactical role-playing games produced by Square Enix. The music of the series includes the soundtracks to the main series, composed of Front Mission through Front Mission 5: Scars of the War, as well as the spin-off games, which include Front Mission Series: Gun Hazard, Front Mission Alternative, Front Mission: Online, Front Mission 2089 and its remake Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness, Front Mission 2089-II, and Front Mission Evolved. The soundtracks of the series' installments have been released in album form in Japan, with the exceptions of 2089, 2089-II, and Border of Madness, which reuse music from the other installments, and Evolved, which was published in 2010. The soundtrack to Front Mission was released in 1995 by NTT Publishing, which also published the soundtrack to Front Mission: Gun Hazard in 1996. DigiCube published soundtrack albums for Front Mission 2 and Alternative in 1997 and 3 in 1999. Square Enix published the albums for Front Mission 4 in 2004, and 5 and Online in 2006.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix in 2011 as the sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. The music of the game was composed by Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Mitsuto Suzuki. It was intended to sound different from the music of previous Final Fantasy titles, featuring more musical styles and vocal pieces. Since the release of the game, Square Enix has published the 2011 four-disc soundtrack album, Final Fantasy XIII-2 Original Soundtrack, as well as an album of arrangements and alternate versions of tracks from the game, Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack PLUS, in 2012. The theme song for the game, "Yakusoku no Basho", was released by singer Mai Fukui as a single in 2011, and the English version of the song, sung by Charice Pempengco and included in the non-Japanese versions of the game, was included on her 2012 album Infinity.

The music for the MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, a regular contributor to the music of the Final Fantasy series. Several other composers including Masayoshi Soken and Naoshi Mizuta contributed music for updates to the game. The music for the game's reboot, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, was primarily composed by Soken, who was the sound director for both releases of the game. Music from both releases of the game has been released in several albums, though no album contains music from both XIV and A Realm Reborn. A pair of mini-albums containing a handful of selected tracks from XIV, Final Fantasy XIV: Battle Tracks and Final Fantasy XIV: Field Tracks, were released by Square Enix in 2010 when XIV first launched. A soundtrack album titled Final Fantasy XIV - Eorzean Frontiers, containing most of the music that had been released by that point for XIV, was digitally released in 2012. A final soundtrack album for the original release of the game, Before Meteor: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack, was released in 2013 just before the launch of A Realm Reborn, and contains all of the music that was composed for XIV throughout its lifetime. The latest soundtrack album, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Original Soundtrack, was released in 2014, and contains all of the music for A Realm Reborn released up to that point.

The music for the 2013 action role-playing game Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, developed and published by Square Enix, was composed by Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Mitsuto Suzuki. Hamauzu was the leader composer for XIII and XIII-2, and Mizuta and Suzuki previously composed music for XIII-2. Musicians who had previously worked with the composers on XIII-2 and The 3rd Birthday worked on the project in Japan, while the main soundtrack was performed and recorded in Boston by the Video Game Orchestra, conducted by Shota Nakama. Along with including more percussion and ethnic elements, the soundtrack used "Blinded by Light", the main theme for main character Lightning, as a leitmotif. Unlike the previous XIII games, the soundtrack did not include a theme song, as the composers felt it would detract from the emotional impact of the ending.

The music of the 1998 role-playing video game Parasite Eve, based on the novel of the same name by Hideaki Sena, was composed by Yoko Shimomura, and was one of her early popular successes. The music for its 2001 sequel Parasite Eve II was composed by Naoshi Mizuta and arranged by Hiroshi Nakajima. The 2010 spin-off title The 3rd Birthday was composed for by Shimomura, Mitsuto Suzuki and Tsuyoshi Sekito. Shimomura's work was described by herself as experimental, and incorporated multiple musical genres including opera music. The score for Parasite Eve was recorded at the Andora Studios in Los Angeles. For Parasite Eve II, Mizuta spent a year and a half on the project, using the game's scenario and visuals as references and taking inspiration from multiple film genres. It was Mizuta's first project after transferring from Capcom to Square Enix. For The 3rd Birthday, Shimomura worked with Suzuki and Sekito to create a score reminiscent of Parasite Eve, while Japanese rock band Superfly provided the theme song "Eyes on Me".

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