Square Enix recently held an event in Tokyo for its upcoming game "Final Fantasy XIII," where it revealed that the game will be released for the Playstation 3 in Japan on December 17. Among other information, the singer for the game's theme song was also announced.
Previous games in the "Final Fantasy" series have featured singers such as Faye Wong and Angela Aki. This time, the honor has been given to relatively new artist Sayuri Sugawara (19). The theme song is a ballad titled "Kimi ga Iru Kara," which will be released on December 2. Sugawara has a second song featured in the game, titled "Eternal Love."
Sugawara launched her singing career just last year. She graduated from high school this past March, before releasing her first mini-album, "Kimi ni Okuru Uta," in April. The title track of that album achieved more than 400,000 chaku-uta downloads. Sugawara is releasing her first CD single, "Ano Hi no Yakusoku," on September 30.