Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Veteran video game music composer Hitoshi Sakimoto is in collaboration with Four Bars Intertainment to bring his acclaimed style of music to video games produced outside of Japan.
Having composed the music for the multi platinum hit Final Fantasy XII, as well as other titles from the Final Fantasy franchise, Sakimoto's career has spanned over 2 decades, and has so far worked on over 150 projects for Video Games and Animated Series.
“I’ve been wanting to explore international opportunities for quite a while now, and Im happy that we were able to create this business collaboration”, Sakimoto said. “I’m hoping that from this, I’ll be able to bring a new creativity to match these games, which can require a different approach, compared to Japanese based titles.”
Four Bars Intertainment, who have represented composers such as Jason Hayes (World of Warcraft), Inon Zur (Fallout 3, Crysis), and Jack Wall (Myst series), will now be representing Mr Sakimoto in most regions outside of Japan.
"For many years, our composers have praised the music of Hitoshi Sakimoto”, says Bob Rice, CEO of Four Bars Intertainment. “We are all so very proud to now represent Hitoshi Sakimoto to the game companies in the United States, Europe and Canada.”
Sakimoto will continue to compose for video games and anime within Japan, as well as continuing his role as president for the music production company 'Basiscape'.
Most recently, Sakimoto has composed the music to the anime series The Tower of Druaga, as well as SEGA's new RPG Valkyria Chronicles.
Hitoshi Sakimoto’s new English website will launch very soon: http://www.sakimoto.jp
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