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LISTEN: Lo-Fi Final Fantasy Album Arrives On Spotify

Need some chill Final Fantasy music to relax & study to? Square Enix’s got your back!

The lo-fi beats genre exploded in popularity recently. Many use lo-fi beats music to relax and study to, and it’s quickly becoming a lucrative musical lane for artists.

So, it makes all the more sense that Square Enix would take full advantage. They recently uploaded several new albums to Spotify, including Square Enix Chill Out Arrangement Tracks – Around ’80s Mix. The collection features music from Squaresoft’s 1980s releases. So, if you played Final Fantasies 1-3, Legends, and Adventure these should sound familiar.

The official description reads:

“Introducing new chill-out arrangements of music from Square Enix’s popular game titles. This album features a selection of classic tracks, mainly taken from Squaresoft’s 1980s releases, such as Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy Legend, Final Fantasy Legend II, Final Fantasy Legend III, and Final Fantasy Adventure.”

“These arrangements have been produced by a wide variety of domestic and foreign talent, such as global trendsetter, DJ favourite, and treasure of New Zealand: Lord Echo, Ovall’s Shingo Suzuki, and Shingo Sekiguchi from Origami Production, both well-known from Seki Jam, and London keyboardist and pianist Chris Gulino, who also works as director for Kylie Minogue and Brian Ferry, as well as many more.”

Have you listened already? Tell me what you think!

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Man Arrested for Sending Square Enix Death Threats

Some people take losing way too seriously.

On February 26th, Shinjuku police arrested a 39-year-old male Saitama resident for allegedly sending death threats to Square Enix employees.

Why was it that serious? He allegedly became enraged because he couldn’t win the game he was playing.

According to police, the suspect sent over 37 threats between November 2nd and 19th of last year. It’s unknown what game he was playing, though he threatened to kill the designers over “unfair rules.”

This is the latest in a string of incidents for Square Enix. In 2019, police arrested a 25-year old nursing home worker. The suspect sent an email to Square Enix’s Tokyo employees which read, “Hey staff tomorrow I’m going to kill you get ready [for your punishment].”