Episode 187 – Curried Favor

This week, Seyrr and Klauss talk about their experiences in FFXIV Patch 6.4, and Final Fantasy XVI, respectively. The duo also talk about the rumored Final Fantasy IX Remake in progress, the Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis closed beta, and how the Final Fantasy series has surpassed 180 million copies worldwide. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Total sales of all Final Fantasy games exceeds 180 Million: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/07/total-final-fantasy-franchise-sales-at-180-million by Liam Croft
Final Fantasy IX remake is in development at SE: https://mynintendonews.com/2023/07/06/jeff-grubb-reconfirms-final-fantasy-ix-remake-in-development-at-square-enix/#:~:text=Gaming%20journalist%20and%20insider%20Jeff,Final%20Fantasy%20VII%3A%20Crisis%20Core by Sickr
FFXVI DLC is not out of the question: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/07/final-fantasy-16-dlc-is-now-an-option-being-considered-by-square-enix by Liam Croft

Episode 149 – Eat The Materia!

In this episode, Taliz and Klauss talk about the FFXIV 14 hour broadcast and Live Letter held earlier this month as well as a lot of Final Fantasy-related news. Taliz also had the pleasure of interviewing Kei from The Moogle Cafe (https://twitter.com/mooglecafe) about how she got her start, challenges she faced, and some of the fun things she was able to create. Check out the Prep Station channel on our Discord channel (https://discord.gg/FjAw3kD) for awesome images of some of her creations. Enjoy!

Show notes
FFX Devs not ruling out FFX-3: https://kotaku.com/square-enix-doesnt-rule-out-final-fantasy-x-3-1847297228
FFXI was supposed to end with PS2, but PC kept it going: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/07/22/final-fantasy-xi-end-ps2/
FFXIV Make It Rain campaign is live until August 11th: https://sqex.to/WOryM
FFXIV temporarily halted digital sales of game due to overwhelming popularity: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xiv-is-so-popular-even-the-digital-versio-1847272446
FFXIV Complete edition is on sale for $24 on SE store: https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/564956/final-fantasy-xiv-online-complete-edition-pc-download
Yoshida not happy that people are saying FFXIV is “beating” WoW: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14-director-hates-that-people-think-his-game-has-beat-world-of-warcraft/
SE takes steps to allow more players to be able to play FFXIV: https://www.engadget.com/square-enix-final-fantasy-xiv-servers-plan-193317600.html
FFXIV gamer eats over 138k eggs in game during 69 hour live stream: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14-player-who-ate-999-eggs-now-eating-more-than-138000-eggs/

Episode 148 – I Airship it!

After a month-long break, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz discuss ALL THE FF NEWS, and there is a ton! So much, in fact, that we had to push our discussion of the FFXIV 14-hour broadcast to the next episode! We also go through the entries to our Final Fantasy video game genre contest. We received some amazing entries, we hope you like them as much as we did. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy VII Remake directors say INTERmission points directly to the sequel: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/07/02/final-fantasy-7-remake-sequel-intermission/
Why Yuffie Was Chosen Over Vincent for INTERmission: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/07/06/why -yuffie-final-fantasy-vii-remake-vincent-valentine-episode-intermission/
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 will feature an open world: https://www.thegamer.com/open-world-final-fantasy-7-remake-part-2/ FFVII The First Soldier Survey results: https://www.ffviifs.com/cbt_en/report/

Fans working on an homage to FFIX: https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-9-memoria-project-remake/
Upcoming FFIX Animated Series could expand the world of Gaia: https://sea.ign.com/final-fantasy-ix/174053/news/how-the-upcoming-final-fantasy-ix-animated-series-can-expand-the-world-of-gaia
FFXI News New “We are Vana’Diel website launches in preparation for FFXI’s 20th anniversary: https://we-are-vanadiel.finalfantasyxi.com/

Free Login campaign: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/freelogincampaign/
FFXIV Official cookbook on the way: https://gamerescape.com/2021/07/09/a-final-fantasy-xiv-cookbook-is-on-the-way/
Asmongold plays FFXIV, Breaks Cactuar, is surrounded by idiots: https://www.pcgamer.com/streamers-first-final-fantasy-14-experience-ruined-by-idiots/
FFXIV breaks Steam concurrent player record of 42000+: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14-just-broke-its-concurrent-player-record-on-steam/

MSQ completed, English VA almost finished: https://novacrystallis.com/2021/07/final-fantasy-xvi-main-scenario-complete-no-information-planned-for-tokyo-game-show-2021/

Other FF News
New FF Pixel Remaster trailer shows additional in-game footage of all 6 games: https://novacrystallis.com/2021/06/new-final-fantasy-pixel-remaster-footage-shows-more-from-final-fantasy-i-through-vi/
FF Pixel Remasters look good, but are terrible to read: https://www.denofgeek.com/games/final-fantasy-pixel-remaster-font-controversy-explained/
Final Fantasy Needs a musou-style game: https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-needs-a-dynasty-warriors-game-already-/

Episode 147 – INTERpreting Patch 5.55

This week, Taliz, Klauss, and Seyrr pull the spoiler tag from the Patch 5.55 storyline, Klauss gives his in-progress review of Final Fantasy VII Remake INTERgrade and talks about his experience with the FFVII: The First Soldier closed beta.
Make sure to listen for details on how to win one of 3 prizes in our latest contest! Enjoy!

Show Notes
Journey to Aht Urhgan in the Latest Update to FINAL FANTASY XI’s The Voracious Resurgence: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/1715
FFTCG Opus XIV: Crystal Abyss comes out August 6th: https://fftcg.square-enix-games.com/na/news/opus-xiv-crystal-abyss-information

Episode 145 – Don’t Fear the Reaper

In this week’s episode, Klauss, Taliz, and Seyrr give their thoughts on the Final Fantasy XIV Digital Fan Festival. The trio discuss the new information about the upcoming Patch 5.55, talk about the newest information on the upcoming expansion, Endwalker, as well as share their opinions on the other parts of the event, including the two concerts. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Pre-registration for FFVII The First Soldier closed beta is open thru May 28th: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/1683
Extended FFXIV Endwalker trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4uwkvxsUac
FFXIV Digital FanFest Day 1 VOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXrP6tT9wbY&t=1727s
FFXIV Digital FanFest Day 2 VOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-ZBHbnAcTs

Episode 142 – Lunatic Pandora… or Spotify?

In this episode, Klauss, Taliz, and Seyrr go through all the Final Fantasy news from the past 2 weeks, including the discontinuation of online service for the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade game, the Final Fantasy XI April update, the cancellation of FFXI Mobile remake, Final Fantasy VI’s 27th anniversary, and FFXIV’s Live Letter 63. The trio then conclude their discussion of the Final Fantasy VIII Original Sountrack with Disc 4. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade online servers shut down April 1: https://www.siliconera.com/dissidia-final-fantasy-director-message-arcade-offline/
Final Fantasy VI celebrated its 27th anniversary on April 2nd: https://twitter.com/FinalFantasy/status/1377976862761054208
FFXI Mobile reboot has been officially cancelled (Article in Japanese): https://gamebiz.jp/?p=291748
FFXI April Update: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/1654
FFXIV Live Letter 63 summary courtesy of Nova Crystallis: https://novacrystallis.com/2021/04/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-63-summary-patch-5-5-trailer-and-contents-detailed/
FFXIV Patch 5.5 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG9VC5B_wRw
Final Fantasy VIII Original Sountrack notes: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VIII:_Original_Soundtrack
Buy Final Fantasy VIII Soundtrack from Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2Px2nhE

Episode 135 – Listen to the Cries of the Planet

In the final episode of 2020, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz talk about the latest news in the Final Fantasy universe. The trio talk give their spoiler-free impressions of FFXIV Patch 5.4, discuss the passing of FFXIV Dad of Light blogger Maidy, the possible cancellation of the FFXI Mobile game, and listen to Disc 3 of the Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack. At the end of the episode, they wax nostalgic on 2020.

We here at Phoenix Down Radio would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas, and a prosperous and Happy New Year! See you all in 2021!

Show notes
FFXI Mobile Cancelled?: https://gamerescape.com/2020/12/15/final-fantasy-xi-mobile-cancelled/
FFXIV Blogger Maidy passed away: https://twinfinite.net/2020/12/final-fantasy-xiv-maidy-passed-away/
FFXIV Director Yoshi-P blog post about Maidy: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/003072.html
Final Fantasy artist Yoshitake Amano does Harley Quinn comic book cover: https://kotaku.com/yoshitaka-amanos-harley-quinn-cover-is-so-good-im-gonna-1845915615

Episode 129 – Five Fabulous Years

Phoenix Down Radio celebrates our fifth podcast anniversary with special guest FusionX from Gamer Escape. We talk about the FFXIV anniversary event, the Rising, as well as the launch issues of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, the new Opus XII launch date for the FF Trading Card Game, and wax nostalgic on the past 5 years of podcasting. We also had fun playing trivia with our listeners, and announced a contest! Share your favorite Final Fantasy memory with us for a chance at 1 of 3 different mounts in Final Fantasy XIV! Thank you for being with us for the past 5 years, and here’s to 5 more!

Show notes:
Issues with the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles launch: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/09/director_of_final_fantasy_crystal_chronicles_remaster_will_try_to_put_things_right
Final Fantasy XI September Update: https://www.mmorpg.com/final-fantasy-xi/news/final-fantasy-xi-september-update-details-provided-2000119315
Final Fantasy XIV’s The Rising event info: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2020/The_Rising/89gmadhdzc
Tales from the Shadows Part 1 – Small Mercies: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/tales_from_the_shadows/sidestory_05/
Tales from the Shadows Part 2 – A Dream Partnership: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/tales_from_the_shadows/sidestory_06/

Episode 127 – Food, Lore, and Food Dressed as Lore

In this week’s episode, Klauss, Taliz, and Seyrr finish their discussion on the Final Fantasy V Original Soundtrack, including their best track of the game, Clash on the Big Bridge. Seyrr discusses the story of the Bozja Incident, Taliz gives us 3 different versions of Salmon Meuniere, and Klauss kept things from going too far off the rails! Enjoy!

Show Notes:
New Final Fantasy XI Story: http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/resurgence/ Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future book now available: https://squareenixmangaandbooks.square-enix-games.com/en-us/product/9781646090006
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 Preliminary notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4f18bc98879389862f5d3dd61e3b3da623e3670d
Final Fantasy V Orignal Soundtrack info: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_V:_Original_Sound_Version

Episode 123 – The Song of the Wild Rose

In this episode, Taliz and Klauss dive into the soundtrack of Final Fantasy II, bringing Taliz back to his early days playing Japanese imported cartridges. The pair also talk about the cancellation of the NA FanFest in November, the PS5 reveal, and the FFXI Anniversary event. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
FFXIV Community fundraiser supporting ACLU: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ffxivcommunityfundraiser Akhmorning (another FFXIV group) supporting the Black Lives Matter organization: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/black-lives-matter-to-akhmorning
Letter from the Producer LXIII: https://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/420143
PS5 Future of Gaming showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuLci-lSeCo
SE Project Athia trailer: https://youtu.be/doe3kUqHIcM
Final Fantasy II Soundtrack playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0aVvwC4fVEcu7VH7y8bkA6