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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Piano Album Will Release This April

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Piano Collection album

Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Piano Collections album in Japan on April 7, 2021. [Thanks, Gamer!]

This album will contain piano arrangements from a total of 10 songs in Crystal Chronicles performed by Kumi Tanioka, the original composer of the game’s soundtrack. The album cover is drawn by Toshiyuki Itahana, the original artist and character designer of Crystal Chronicles.

As of this writing, we only know seven out of the ten featured songs. The full tracklist will be published at a later date.

  • “Morning Sky”
  • “The Village Where It Began”
  • “Setting Forth”
  • “The Midst of Sorrow’s Gloom”
  • “Promised Grace”
  • “Monster Ronde”
  • “Moonless Starry Night”

Those who purchase the album on the Japanese Square Enix e-Store by March 6, 2022, will be able to download an MP3 of the 2003 Roba recording of “A Story Cut Short” for free. It is also noted that this file may be available for purchase at a later date for those who don’t get this bonus.

Square Enix also published a promotional trailer for the album, which shows behind-the-scenes recordings of Kumi Tanioka’s piano arrangements:

The original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles was released for Nintendo GameCube in August 2003 in Japan, with the English localization released for the West in 2004. A remaster of the game was released simultaneously worldwide for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, and iOS on August 27, 2020. Square Enix also previously released an original soundtrack of the remaster in September 2020.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.