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Play For Japan tracklisting revealed

Kondo, Uematsu, Yamaoka, Tanaka chip in.

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A Who's Who of video game music greats have stepped up and contributed original tracks for Play For Japan: The Album - a charity record to raise funds for those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country in March.

The tracklisting, released today, includes new music by Nintendo legends Hirokazu 'Hip' Tanaka and Koji Kondo, Silent Hill veteran Akira Yamaoka and famed Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu.

Here's the line-up in full, as revealed on

  1. Akira Yamaoka (Shadows of the Damned):"Ex Animo"
  2. Arthur Inasi (Harmonix):"We Are One"
  3. Bear McCreary (SOCOM 4):"Maverick Regeneration"
  4. Chance Thomas (Lord of the Rings Online):"Rise Up"
  5. Hip Tanaka.β (Mother):"HVC-1384″
  6. Inon Zur feat. The Lyris Quartet (Dragon Age):"Remember"
  7. Jason Graves (Dead Space):"Necromancer"
  8. Koji Kondo (Super Mario Bros.):"Super Mario Medley On Two Pianos"
  9. Laura Karpman (Everquest II) w/Lisbeth Scott:"Pine Wind Sound"
  10. Laura Shigihara (Plants vs. Zombies): "Jump"
  11. Mitsuto Suzuki (The 3rd Birthday): "Play for You"
  12. Nobuko Toda (Metal Gear Solid 4):"Reminiscence"
  13. Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy): "Every New Morning"
  14. Penka Kouneva (Prince of Persia):"White Cloud"
  15. Sean Murray (Call of Duty): "The Temple Stone"
  16. Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising): "Greater Lights"
  17. Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption): "Moshi Moshi"
  18. Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger): "Dimension Break"

Long-time Final Fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano is also providing artwork, which you can check out below.

No pricing details have yet been announced but it's due for release on iTunes some time next month, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross.

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