Yoko Shimomura has commented about the name change in regards to the upcoming multiplatform video game, “Final Fantasy XV.” In an interview with RPG Site on Sept. 29, the music composer was asked about how the re-branding would affect the music tracks in the role-playing game.
The previous mainline “Final Fantasy” installments feature pop tracks as theme songs. Rikki sung the “Suteki Da Ne" theme for “Final Fantasy X” while the "Kiss Me Good-Bye" title track from “Final Fantasy XII” was performed by Angela Aki. Leona Lewis’ “My Hands” was also used as the theme for the English release of “Final Fantasy XIII.”
Yoko Shimomura already composed one track titled “Somnus” for “Final Fantasy XV.” She jokingly wished that the director, Tetsuya Nomura, won’t be making any changes regarding the song even though the name for the game has been updated. You can take a look at some screenshots from the forthcoming software release in the slideshow near the top of this article and her comments below (courtesy of RPG Site):
Well... regarding Somnus, I really want Nomura-san and the Final Fantasy XV team to continue to use it... otherwise I'll cry! [laughs]
“Somnus” was created when “Final Fantasy XV” was still known as “Final Fantasy Versus XIII.” After a long period of silence, Square Enix re-revealed the video game under a new title at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo convention in Los Angeles.
“Final Fantasy XV,” which has been announced for the PS4 and Xbox One next-generation platforms, currently has no release date. You can pre-order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Final Fantasy XV,” PS4 and Xbox One