SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Today JMP Productions announced that Japanese video game composer Yasunori Mitsuda will be joining "PLAY! A Video Game Symphony". He will attend the premiere in Chicago on May 27th, 2006, participating in the post-performance meet and greet. Additionally, pieces from his Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross will be performed at PLAY! concerts around the world.

Yasunori Mitsuda is an icon of video game music. His work includes music for games such as Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Chrono Cross, Shadow Hearts and Xenosaga. His collaboration with Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu on Chrono Trigger was the turning point in his career, establishing his unique musicality and launching him into the international spotlight.

Says Producer Jason Michael Paul: "Mitsuda-san's music is flavorful and stylish. He has created some of the greatest video game music of all time. To have Mitsuda-san attend the US premiere in Chicago is a dream come true. My hope is that the fans will come out and show their appreciation for the distance he has traveled to celebrate with us."

All tickets for the world premiere of PLAY! in Chicago (including VIP meet and greet tickets) are available at the Rosemont Theatre box office, at Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 312-559-1212 or online at www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1009980.

Additional tour dates including ticket information are available at the official PLAY! website at www.play-symphony.com/tickets.php. PLAY! concerts have been announced for Chicago, Stockholm, Philadelphia, Vienna (Virginia) and Toronto.