Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Goes on Hiatus, Cites Health Reasons

Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Goes on Hiatus, Cites Health Reasons

Uematsu will be taking the rest of the year off.

Famed video game composer Nobuo Uematsu is going on hiatus as a result of ill health and a demanding touring schedule.

In a personal post written on his website, Uematsu, 59, announced that he will be taking an extended leave of absence and give his "mind and body the time they need to properly mend." Uematsu will be taking the remainder of the year off and will determine when he is fit to return.

Uematsu is best known for his work at Square Enix where composed music for the Final Fantasy series as well as games like Romancing SaGa, Chrono Trigger, The Last Story, and more. Uematsu even composed the main theme for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

"I thank you all for your continued support and only ask that you are patient until I'm on my feet once again!" Uematsu writes at the end of his blog. We wish him a speedy recovery.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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