FF XIII Leona Lewis song discussed
Speaking with the Dutch Official PlayStation Magazine, Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase has described the use of Leona Lewis' title song in Western markets as an experiment.
Apparently, a translation of the Japanese title track was planned, by recordings didn't go well - prompting Square Enix to consider big local artists in other regions.
The Lewis track 'My Hands' will be used when the game launches in Europe an the US March.
"We tried to translate the song [Kimi Ga Iru Kara], but the singer had difficulties with that. This is a new type of tactic, an experiment if you will. Why not use a different artist for every region?" Kitase offers.
"If both the content and atmosphere of the song would match with the game, then we would expect it will score better within that particular region. Square Enix as a company is thinking more and more internationally and localization plays an important part within that strategy."