The Last Story Brings Sakaguchi and Uematsu Together Again


People have suspected for a while that Nobuo Uematsu is the composer behind The Last Story, based on some of the music we’ve heard from the game. Give yourself a pat on the back…you were right.


Uematsu is indeed the composer on The Last Story, and if you pick up a first-run copy of the game in Japan, you’ll get a mini-soundtrack CD along with the game. 


Aside from The Last Story, Uematsu has also recently worked on Final Fantasy XIV, and is the composer for Level 5’s Fantasy Life. Effectively, The Last Story and Fantasy Life have had Uematsu working with two of his old Final Fantasy co-workers again.


Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi, is the director of The Last Story, while original Final Fantasy character designer, Yoshitaka Amano has been called upon to provide artwork for Fantasy Life.


Previously, Uematsu also worked with Sakaguchi on other Mistwalker games, such as Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey.


Image sourced from Nintendo’s “Iwata Asks” column.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.