If you haven’t heard yet, your reasons to go to Magfest this year just got a lot sweeter. We’ve been going nuts trying to keep this secret for a while, but its finally safe to share the news: Nobuo Uematsu is an official guest at Magfest. Here’s the official word:
We are extremely proud and excited to welcome Nobuo Uematsu and his new band EARTHBOUND PAPAS as guests and performers at MAGFest X. Nobuo Uematsu is a video game music composer best known for creating the sound tracks to the vast majority of the Final Fantasy series. EARTHBOUND PAPAS is the band he created after his former group The Black Mages disbanded, and even includes several former members of The Black Mages. Each one of them is an amazing musician in their own right, and a welcome addition to the MAGFest family.
EARTHBOUND PAPAS are:
Nobuo Uematsu – Keyboards – Composer for most of the Final Fantasy Series
Michio Okamiya – Guitar – Performer/arranger on several Square Enix soundtracks, and former Black Mages member
Yoshitaka Hirota – Bass – Shadow Hearts trilogy composer
Tsutomu Narita – Keyboards and Guitar – Composer for UnchainBlades ReXX
Arata Hanyuda – Drums – Performer on the More Friends, and Final Fantasy III (DS) albums, and former Black Mages member
We’ll also be bringing new games, art, shirts and geeky swag, and of course, the awesome Pokemanz DS Party! And if by chance we aren’t at our table, it’s because we’re also rocking out with Metroid Metal, DJ Cutman, The Megas, and more! There just isn’t enough room to list all the amazing people going to Magfest this year! What are you waiting for? Go get a badge before prereg closes!