Nintendo: “Xenoblades Chronicles” – Coming to the US in 2012 | Llega a los EE.UU. en el 2012

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Tras una campaña por parte de fanáticos americanos (Operation Rainfall) luego de la llegada del juego de Japón a Europa para el Wii, los jugadores aficionados de juegos japoneses llegarán a dar la bienvenida a Xenoblades Chronicles (juego de rol japonés). Con los estrenos del juego en Japón (junio 2010), Europa (agosto del 2011) y Australia (septiembre del 2011), ya parecía que su lanzamiento norteamericano debía de anunciarse. Xenoblades: Chronicles ha recibido muy buenas opiniones por la prensa especializada europea y japonesa de videojuegos. Por mientras, hay que esperar hasta abril del 2011 para llegar a jugar esta maravilla electrónica. El juego será vendido exclusivamente via GameStop y Nintendo.com. Sitio web: [http://xenobladechronicles.nintendo.com].

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XENOBLADE CHRONICLES COMING TO NINTENDO’S WII CONSOLE IN SPRING

Dec. 2, 2011

It’s man vs. machine in a new game coming to Nintendo’s Wii™ console in spring. Xenoblade Chronicles™ asks players to use the Monado blade to take on a seemingly endless series of invading Mechon robots in a sweeping role-playing adventure.

The main character is Shulk, a weapons researcher who must confront the Mechon by wielding the ancient Monado blade. It’s the only weapon that has any effect against the Mechon, and it also enables Shulk to see the future.

Players can customize their characters with a variety of weapons and armor choices, as well as headgear, boots and gloves. As in many role-playing games, players can then gain experience and upgrade their characters. Players can watch their enemies, learn their tactics and unleash real-time counterattacks.

The vast open world of Xenoblade Chronicles is ripe for exploration. Players can avert their focus from the main story and venture out looking for other challenges and side quests. Hidden areas and unique monsters are scattered throughout the game’s massive world, which players can explore freely.

Xenoblade Chronicles has already launched in Japan and Europe, and has received unanimously positive reviews, including several perfect scores.

Xenoblade Chronicles will be available exclusively through U.S. GameStop retail locations,http://www.gamestop.com and http://www.nintendo.com at a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the United States. Additional information about the game will be announced in the future. For more information, visit http://xenobladechronicles.nintendo.com.

FF Distant Worlds: Update | Actualización


…love is in the air!!

Dear FINAL FANTASY Fans,

February is here and love is in the air. We have started a new fan page on Facebook and we’re already feeling the love from all of our fans. Stop by our Facebook page, post a comment on the wall, check out some concert photos and videos, or upload your own. We also have our own page on YouTube and this month’s contest involves videos and singing. We’d like your help creating a greeting to Uematsu-san from all of you.

We asked Nobuo-san what he loves about composing, he said, “Same as starting a new project with someone, writing, or making pasta from flour. I think I like to create something out of thin air.”

His favorite love song? Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water”

Did you know that on Valentine’s Day in Japan, it is customary to give a gift to the men, instead of women? In honor of this tradition, we invite you to post yourself singing ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ as a video response to our page on YouTube. We will send them to Uematsu-san, and contact one winner via YouTube to receive a free concert booklet.
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Distant Worlds CD: #1 in Japan | #1 en Japón

From/De: Final Fantasy Distant Worlds [ffdistantworlds.com]

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…Distant Worlds CD debuts at number one in Japan!!

Dear FINAL FANTASY Fans,

dwffAWR Music Productions, together with Nobuo Uematsu and Square-Enix, are proud to announce that Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY was released on Jan 14th in Japan, and worldwide on iTunes. To further establish our CD as the definitive recording of Final Fantasy music, the album made an unprecedented debut at #1 in the Game music, New Age music, soundtracks, and Anime music categories. We would like to thank all of those who have purchased our CD and have helped make Distant Worlds the concert to see in 2009. To celebrate our sales milestone, we have lowered the price of our CD on Amazon.com. For a limited time, you can now buy the full CD for only $14.99USD, including all of the beautiful artwork and personal greetings from Uematsu-san himself.

“The title selection, the recording quality, and the performance quality is exellent. These factors make me call it a Best of Final Fantasy album in every regard,” – composer Nobuo Uematsu

Amazon.co.jp TOP 10 LIST

*Five stars* “Finest recording yet for the Final Fantasy series” – amazon.com review

“The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Grammy-winner Arnie Roth, brings out the maximum of every music piece.” – german website review

“You owe it to yourself to pick up Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy” – music4games.net

Buy on Amazon.co.jp

Buy on Amazon.com

Buy on iTunes

Taipei, Taiwan on sale soon!
Distant worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
will be performing in Taipei, Taiwan as part of our Asia tour. We are excited to be performing in the historic National Dr. Sun Yat-sen memorial Hall on May 27th. Tickets will be available online in January, so keep checking ffdistantworlds.com/taipei for that announcement.


Minneapolis, MN
Sat, April 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Orpheum Theatre
Distant Worlds Philharmonic
ffdistantworlds.com/minneapolis

Grand Rapids, MI
Tues, April 14th, 2009 – 7:30PM
DeVos Performance Hall
Grand Rapids Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/grandrapids

Taipei, Taiwan
Wed, May 27th, 2009
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
ffdistantworlds.com/taipei

Seattle, WA
Fri, July 10th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Sat, July 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Auditorium
Seattle Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/seattle

The Distant Worlds concerts are produced by composer Nobuo Uematsu and AWR Music Productions, and are an official production of AWR Music Productions LLC and SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
ffdistantworlds.com

On sale in March!

Singapore City, Singapore
May 22nd and 23rd, 2009
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
ffdistantworlds.com/singapore

Final Fantasy Distant Worlds: A message from Nobuo Uematsu | Un mensaje de Nobuo Uematsu

From/De: Final Fantasy Distant Worlds [ffdistantworlds.com]

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…a special thanks and congratulations to our contest winners

Dear FINAL FANTASY Fans,

We want to thank all of you for participating in our special holiday give-away. The response has been amazing, and we thank all of you who also took the time to send personal letters via email. We will be holding more contests during 2009, so be sure to check your email or watch ffdistantworlds.com for more updates. The contest winners have been contacted directly via email, and our congratulations go out to them.

Happy Holidays from Nobuo Uematsu!

Nobuo Uematsu sent us an email with a short message that we would like to pass along to all of our fans…”Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! I hope I can attend the future “Distant Worlds Concerts” as much as possible, and visit your country! See you at the Concert Hall!”

Sincerely,
Nobuo Uematsu

For details about all upcoming concerts go to ffdistantworlds.com/tickets.
To purchase the CD “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY” go to amazon.com or ffdistantworlds.com/cd.

Tickets are going fast!

Minneapolis, MN
Sat, April 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Orpheum Theatre
Distant Worlds Orchestra
ffdistantworlds.com/minneapolis

Grand Rapids, MI
Tues, April 14th, 2009 – 7:30PM
DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/grandrapids

Seattle, WA
Fri, July 10th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Sat, July 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Auditorium
Seattle Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/seattle

The Distant Worlds concerts are produced by composer Nobuo Uematsu and AWR Music Productions, and are an official production of AWR Music Productions LLC and SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
www.ffdistantworlds.com

Also coming soon!

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
May 16th, 2009
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/baltimore

San Francisco, California, USA
July 17th and 18th, 2009
San Francisco Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/sanfrancisco

Taipei, Taiwan
Date/Time TBA
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
ffdistantworlds.com/taipei

Singapore City, Singapore
May 22nd and 23rd, 2009
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
ffdistantworlds.com/singapore

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Final Fantasy Distant Worlds | 2009

From/De: Final Fantasy Distant Worlds [ffdistantworlds.com]

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…a holiday announcement from Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY music director and maestro, Arnie Roth

Dear FINAL FANTASY Fans,

Happy Holidays! I cannot believe a whole year has passed since our premiere of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY in Stockholm. I am excited to announce on our one-year anniversary that we will be visiting even more cities in 2009! We have confirmed concerts all around the world, including many concerts in the USA and for the first time ever in Asia! I am happy to announce that more post concert meet & greet tickets have been made available for Grand Rapids. They are only available by phone, so call today and do not miss out on a chance to hang out after the concert with Uematsu-san and me. We will be signing autographs after the concert exclusively for fans with meet and greet tickets.

A lot of fans have asked us when we will be visiting the east and west coasts of the U.S. and I want to thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. Your requests have been helpful in planning concerts in these regions in 2009. Today, via pre-sale only, you can buy tickets to see Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY in Seattle with the Seattle Symphony for two shows only on July 10th and 11th at 8:00pm. The Emmy award winning Seattle Symphony orchestra will be performing in Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Auditorium, noted for its architectural and acoustical splendor. See below for full details including the pre-sale promo code.

Tickets will also be on sale soon for two more USA cities: May 16th with the Baltimore Symphony in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, a gorgeous venue known for its pristine acoustics and versatility and July 17th and 18th with the Grammy award winning San Francisco Symphony! I know everyone has been waiting for these, so keep checking ffdistantworlds.com for info about these exciting events. We will be sending out email announcements early in the New Year about Nobuo Uematsu attending all of these Distant Worlds concerts!

Asia tour!

We are excited to perform Nobuo Uematsu’s music of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY on tour in Asia in 2009! In May, we will travel to Taipei and Singapore for two concerts in each city. Distant Worlds will make its Asian premiere in Taiwan at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, and in Singapore we are proud to be part of the Singapore Arts festival for two concerts on the 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm in the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. Tickets will be on sale in March 2009.

Holiday Contest!

With each newsletter, we plan on bringing special offers available only to our fans. As an exclusive offer we are announcing a CD, T-shirt, and concert program give-away just in time for the holidays. The official concert T-shirt and program are usually only available at the live concerts and not online so don’t miss this great opportunity to win these gifts. Our CD, Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY is rapidly becoming the definitive recording of Final Fantasy music. To participate, simply forward this newsletter using the FORWARD TO A FRIEND link below to one of your friends, and you will be automatically entered in the drawing. Five lucky winners will be chosen at random from our list. We will contact the winner via email on Dec 22nd to claim the prize. Sign up and forward early and often to win!

Good luck and best wishes!

Sincerely,
Maestro Arnie Roth
Music Director of Distant Worlds

For details about all upcoming concerts go to ffdistantworlds.com/tickets
To purchase the CD “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY” go to amazon.com or ffdistantworlds.com/cd

Tickets on sale now!

Tickets for Seattle Symphony exclusive presale offer are AVAILABLE NOW USING CODE 7097 BY PHONE AND ONLINE by calling 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 and on sale online now at ffdistantworlds.com/seattle or at seattlesymphony.org. Act fast! Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning at 10:00am on December 8th and start at $17.

Tickets for Grand Rapids are going fast AVAILABLE NOW BY PHONE AND ONLINE by calling (616) 454-9451, Ext. 4 and on sale online now at ffdistantworlds.com/grandrapids
Grand Rapids Meet and Greet details:
A limited number of meet and greet tickets remain. These tickets are available only by calling the Grand Rapids Symphony office at (616) 454-9451, Ext. 4 and will not be available online. Be sure to mention special offer code CHOCOBO when calling. Meet/greet ticket price is $50 USD and a ticket to the concert (sold separately) is also required to attend the meet/greet.

Seattle, WA
Fri, July 10th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Sat, July 11th, 2009 – 8:00PM
Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Auditorium
Seattle Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/seattle

Grand Rapids, MI
Tues, April 14th, 2009 – 7:30PM
DeVos Performance Hall Grand Rapids Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/grandrapids

The Distant Worlds concerts are produced by composer Nobuo Uematsu and AWR Music Productions, and are an official production of AWR Music Productions LLC and SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
www.ffdistantworlds.com

Also coming soon!

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
May 16th, 2009
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Baltimore Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/baltimore

San Francisco, California, USA
July 17th and 18th, 2009
San Francisco Symphony
ffdistantworlds.com/sanfrancisco

Taipei, Taiwan
Date/Time TBA
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall
ffdistantworlds.com/taipei

Singapore City, Singapore
May 22nd and 23rd, 2009
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay
ffdistantworlds.com/singapore

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