Square Enix has unveiled the fourth album in the Distant Worlds series, which present orchestral versions of the most iconic music themes of the Final Fantasy games. The new album will be released on July 26th, and so far it’s been put to preorder through Square Enix Japan, Amazon Japan, and Sony Music Shop. However, the rest of the world could still see a digital release on the same day.
Distant Worlds IV will benefit from the launch of the most recent Final Fantasy games, featuring tracks from Final Fantasy XV like Somnus or Apocalypsis Noctis, or Dragonsong from Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV. Some of these new songs have already been performed in the most recent live shows of the Distant Worlds Tour, like Cosmo Canyon from Final Fantasy VII.
Fans will also be happy to see that Final Fantasy XII will finally have some representation beyond its sung theme from the third album, probably to celebrate the re-orchestration of the soundtrack for the upcoming The Zodiac Age release.
All in all, the full tracklist of the album presents the usual balance between classic themes and more recent pieces, although of course there is no space to include a track from every game. Check out the tracklist below:
- Final Fantasy Main Theme
Memory of the Wind ~Legend of the Eternal Wind~ (Final Fantasy III)
Battle with the 4 Fiends (Final Fantasy IV)
Final Fantasy V Main Theme
Mystic Forest (Final Fantasy VI)
Cosmo Canyon (Final Fantasy VII)
Jenova Absolute (Final Fantasy VII)
The Oath (Final Fantasy VIII)
Hunter’s Chance (Final Fantasy IX)
Dalmasca Estersand (Final Fantasy XII)
Fang’s Theme (Final Fantasy XIII)
Torn from the Heavens (Final Fantasy XIV)
Dragonsong (Final Fantasy XIV)
Somnus (Final Fantasy XV)
Apocalypsis Noctis (Final Fantasy XV)
Distant Worlds IV: More Music From Final Fantasy will be released on July 26th.