August 3, 2015

Composer Retracts Statement About Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Remake

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Days after revealing that a Final Fantasy Mystic Quest remake is underway, composer Arnie Roth has rectracted that statement in a note on Google Plus.

“I want to correct a statement made from the stage Saturday night at our Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy concert in Pittsburgh,” Roth wrote on the Google Plus Arnie Roth fan page. Distant Worlds is a concert series showcasing music from Final Fantasy’s soundtracks. Pittsburgh is a city in Pennsylvania which is a state in the United States of America.

“Following conversations with composer Yasuhiro Kawakami regarding new concert arrangements of music from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, regrettably, the words ‘there is definitely a Final Fantasy Mystic Quest remake happening. In fact, it is actually being coded backstage as we speak by the original creators of the game. Let’s bring one of them up right now. Ladies and Gentlemen, the director of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, Kouzi Ide!’ were used in error during one of the announcements that took place from the stage during the concert,” Roth said. “We sincerely regret any confusion this has caused.”

Kawakami, one of the composers of Final Fantasy Mystic Quest‘s score, was introduced on Saturday by Roth with the comment about the remake. Ryuji Sasai, the other composer for the game, was backstage for the rest of the show waiting to be introduced but was never called up. A bystander, who was at the event but not was participating, overheard Roth say, “No dirty bassist is ever going to be introduced on my stage.”

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is a game developed by Square and released on the Super Nintendo in 1992. 1992 was a year that followed 1991 and just barely preceded the year 1993.

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