The team at Midgar Studio have done it, the Kickstarter for their JRPG Edge of Eternity reached its stretch goal of $130k. At this landmark, the much loved composer, Yasunori Mitsuda, whose past work includes iconic JRPGs Chrono Trigger and Xenosaga, is expected to create original music for the indie game project. In an almost fateful twist, Edge of Eternity’s latest achievement happened on the 20th anniversary of Chrono Trigger’s release.
Mitsuda has composed music for over 40 games, his latest work being Ten to Daichi Megami no Mahou (roughly translated, it means: Magic Of The Goddess Of Heaven And Earth) a free-to-play mobile game that is currently only available in Japan. The composer began making video game music during high school, and after graduation, attended the Junior College of Music in Tokyo. During this time, he got to intern at Wolf Team, who are known for their work for the long-running Tales JRPG series. After graduating college, Mitsuda joined Square (Now Square Enix.) For two years he worked as just a sound engineer before threatening to quit. At that time, 1994, he was assigned to compose the music for Chrono Trigger. After becoming a freelance composer in 1998, Mitsuda founded Procyon Studio in 2001, where he continues to compose music for games, anime, and his own independent albums.
The game composer will be participating in PRESS START: Symphony of Games in Paris, France on April 11th, along with Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts) and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy.) There is no word yet on when Yasunori Mitsuda will begin his much anticipated work.