Chrono Trigger Composer Yasunori Mitsuda Joins Sea of Stars Team

The legendary composer will contribute new work to a game inspired by his classic compositions.

Sea of Stars, the latest project from Sabotage Studios, already has a lot going for it, but it just got even better. Composer Yasunori Mitsuda, famous for his work on Chrono Trigger, announced he's joining the project and will contribute new, original pieces to the soundtrack for the upcoming Messenger prequel.

That would be pretty incredible news for any game, but it's even more so considering Sea of Stars is an indie title taking inspiration in part from Chrono Trigger.

Mitsuda provided a statement on the game's Kickstarter explaining why he decided to contribute, saying, "Without knowing why, 'I want to write music for this game' was the feeling I had while seeing it convey the nostalgic golden age of the 90s."

He also said it's about more than nostalgia. Sabotage's efforts with The Messenger, combining new ideas with classic formulas, is what really made their work stand out.

Impressed by the respect they show for past games while at the same time giving players new ways to have fun, I found myself wanting to make a game with everyone at Sabotage Studio. Please look forward to an exciting adventure.

Sabotage's creative director, Thierry Boulanger, said:

Mitsuda’s music has carried me for years. I still listen to his work every week while working at the studio. He has been such an inspiration for so many of us, we couldn’t be more honored that some of his music will be added to our game.

It’s exactly what Sea of Stars needed to feel truly whole.

Sea of Stars' Kickstarter campaign is getting pretty exciting. It reached the base funding goal in under 10 hours and smashed three stretch goals, bringing a sort of co-op mode with Single Player+, bonus dungeon, in-game cinematics, New Game+, alternate ending, and behind-the-scenes documentary to the package.

As yet, there's still no solid release timeframe for Sea of Stars, but stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Sea of Stars updates as they develop.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Apr. 7th 2020

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