You can now listen to Florence + The Machine's entire 'Stand By Me' cover from Final Fantasy XV
Square Enix's Final Fantasy XV has a tall task in front of it: to recoup its protracted, decade-long development cycle, it needs to outperform nearly every Final Fantasy entry since VII. To do that, it's pulling out all the stops -- a tie-in anime series; a spin-off mobile game; a huge swath of planned DLC; a CGI feature film starring Sean Bean and Lena Headey; and a star-bedecked in-game soundtrack featuring Florence + The Machine.
Of those, Florence Welch and her collaborators are undoubtedly the most exciting addition. We got to hear her performing a portion of the game's theme song -- a cover of Ben E. King's "Stand By Me" -- as part of a massive press event this past March, and since then, fans (or anyway, I) have been dying to get a hold of the full version.
Well, as of today, you can now purchase Florence + The Machine's "Stand By Me," as well as two other vocal tracks she performs for Final Fantasy XV, on iTunes. Each track retails for $1.29, or you can purchase the entire EP for $2.99. If you're not in the U.S., it should be available in most other regions as well, so check your country's iTunes store if the above link doesn't work for you. Or hey, you can also listen to it from the artist's official YouTube channel:
Final Fantasy XV releases worldwide on September 30th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC version has not yet been confirmed, but may be in the works for a later release.
Top image source: The Lifestream on YouTube.