Masaharu Iwata (岩田 匡治, Iwata Masaharu) is a video game composer born on October 26th, 1966, in Tokyo, Japan. He is best known as the longtime friend to another video game composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, making their first music collaboration under the video game company Quest. He is also known by his nickname "REZON".
Iwata's collaboration with Sakimoto spawned many other great works such as music for the Ogre Battle series, although arguably the most well-known of their collaborative works is the soundtrack to Final Fantasy Tactics. While their collaboration briefly ended in 2000, Iwata came forward to assist Sakimoto in establishing the video game music company Basiscape in 2002, and has since become a major part of the company.
Musical Works within the series
- Final Fantasy Tactics (1997)
- Final Fantasy XII (2006)
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (2007)