Episode 184 – Crystalline Conflicted

This week, Klauss and Seyrr talk about PvP in Final Fantasy XIV, as well as a number of Final Fantasy-related news stories. We hope you enjoy!

Show notes
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster’s PS4 and Switch releases help push sales over 2 million: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/05/ps4-version-helps-final-fantasy-pixel-remasters-sell-two-million-copies by Liam Croft
FFXIV Crystalline Conflict Region Championship: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/crystallineconflict_region_championship_2023/
FFXIV Patch 6.4 special site updated: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/173a2048d61c0d2fee9eb614f3c2baf034771837
FFXIV Producer Live Letter 77 set for May 12th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ac2f96f1405d7eb4de66ec8c5d521671ca4c2c7c
FFXVI Banned in Saudi Arabia: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-16-saudi-arabia-banned-esrb-rating-ps5-1850406384 by Isaiah Colbert
Official FFXVI PS5 console bundle revealed: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/04/official-final-fantasy-16-ps5-console-bundle-revealed by Liam Croft
FFXVI-themed Dualsense Controller and PS5 console covers will be Japanese exclusive: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/04/japan-is-keeping-final-fantasy-16-ps5-controller-console-covers-for-itself by Liam Croft

Episode 183 – Merry Poppin’ Off!

This week on Phoenix Down Radio, Klauss and Seyrr discuss FFXIV Live Letter 76, the Playstation State of Play featuring Final Fantasy XVI, and discuss a recently debunked rumor from Final Fantasy XII. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy 12 Director Quashes That Long-Standing Basch Rumour: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/04/final-fantasy-12-director-quashes-that-long-standing-basch-rumour by Khayl Adam
New FFXIV Store mount turns players into Mary Poppins: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/this-24-final-fantasy-14-mount-turns-you-into-mary-poppins/1100-6513469/ by Darryn Bonthuys
Sony’s latest State of Play highlights FFXVI, showcases PS5’s power: https://www.gameshub.com/news/news/final-fantasy-16-playstation-state-of-play-gameplay-details-april-2023-2613135/ by Edmond Tran
FFXVI State of Play VOD: https://youtu.be/UfP_3UD5qF8
FFXIV Live Letter 76 Review: https://novacrystallis.com/2023/03/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-76-summary-patch-6-4-the-dark-throne-releases-late-may-2023/ by Erren Van Duine

Episode 182 – Pet the Torgal

This week, Klauss and Seyrr discuss a ton of Final Fantasy news, including the FFXVI panel from PAX East, the upcoming FFXIV Live Letter, and Patch 6.35. Seyrr also expounds upon the state of current and past Relic Weapons quests within FFXIV. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Crystalline Resonance concert review: http://operationrainfall.com/2023/03/13/crystalline-resonance-final-fantasy-piano-concert-review/ by Quentin H
FFXI Entering “Maintenance Mode” after 20 years: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/after-20-years-final-fantasy-11-is-heading-into-maintenance-mode by Kaan Serin
FFXIV Hatching Tide runs March 27th – April 10th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2023/Hatching_tide/gkonsy0g3l
FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live 76 scheduled for March 31st, 4AM PST: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/1160542ee9942500b397c83fca8ca1f3cf23f423
FFXIV NA Datacenter 24-hour maintenance starts April 3rd at 3 AM PST: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/b5669e60dafb4535df7aa6bcd0b07b3650f15d24
FFXIV crossover with FFXVI a strong possibility: https://massivelyop.com/2023/03/25/pax-east-2023-final-fantasy-xivs-naoki-yoshida-teases-crossover-with-final-fantasy-xvi/ by Eliot Lefebvre
FFXVI has lots for fans to “squeeze through” in its 40-hr story: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xvi-square-enix-torgal-wolf-guide-1850252702 by Sisi Jiang
FFXVI Reveals new gameplay at PAX East panel: https://noisypixel.net/final-fantasy-xvi-new-gameplay-pax-east-2023/ by Orpheus Joshua
Full VOD of the FFXVI panel at PAX East: https://youtu.be/GPpeKX1PDIo

Episode 181 – Focus

In this episode, Seyrr and Klauss finally get back to the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack by discussing the tracks from Disc 4. The duo also talk about an interview with the Final Fantasy XVI dev team, a controversial new housing item brought to Final Fantasy XIV in Patch 6.35, and the soon-to-be released FFXIV-themed apparel from Puma. Enjoy!

Show Notes
SE’s CEO Matsuda soon to be replaced?: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-square-enix-ceo-nft-crypto-blockchain-1850184312 by Ethan Gach

Luminous Productions studio to merge into Square Enix: https://www.gematsu.com/2023/02/luminous-productions-to-merge-with-square-enix-on-may-1 by Sal Romano

Puma and FFXIV Clothing crossover: https://us.puma.com/us/en/puma/puma-x-final-fantasy-xiv

FFXIV Patch 6.35 is live: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/549b10141c2add85f11595f5ba39127cc0433327

FFXIV Fans riot over an “insulting” chair: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xiv-square-enix-lalafel-mmo-furniture-1850207284 by Sisi Jiang

FFXIV Little Ladies Day event ends on March 15th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2023/Little_Ladies_Day/mtqd47qw49

FFXIV Fan Festival General Sales Period starts Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. (PDT): https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/08c262868e21e1a27e73981ebf185639c4f9783e

FFXVI isn’t turn-based because of games like GTA: https://www.gameinformer.com/feature/2023/02/28/final-fantasy-16-designers-discuss-why-the-series-hasnt-been-turn-based-for-a by Wesley LeBlanc

Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack Disc 4: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_four_(1:15:21)

Episode 179 – Will to Fight

In the first episode of 2023, Klauss and Seyrr continue their discussion of the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack with Disc 3. The pair also talk about the most recent news from Final Fantasy XVI, the new Final Fantasy XIV Patch, and the professional wrestler who channeled his inner Sephiroth at a live event in Japan. Enjoy!

Show Notes Phoenix Down Radio supports Extra Life for the 7th year: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=508760
Tetsuya Nomura says sequel to Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is possible! By Orpheus Joshua from Noisy Pixel: https://noisypixel.net/tetsuya-nomura-stranger-of-paradise-final-fantasy-origin-sequel-possible/
Final Fantasy XVI – First Look at Moogles: https://youtu.be/Ssu1hhJpUTo
FFXVI will showcase the power of the PS5 by Sammy Barker of Push Square: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2022/12/final-fantasy-16-will-showcase-the-power-of-ps5-says-developer
FFXVI Retail marketing has begun in Japan. By Roberty Ramsey of Push Square: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/01/final-fantasy-16s-retail-marketing-has-begun-in-japan
Professional wrestler Kenny Omega invokes inner Sephiroth for entrance music: https://twitter.com/i/status/1610591471744487425

Episode 178 – 2022 Holiday Review

In the final episode of 2022, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz wax nostalgic over the past year, as well as talk about the big Final Fantasy news from The Game Awards and the release of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. We hope you all have a safe and merry Holiday season, and a happy 2023! Enjoy, and see you next year!

Episode 177 – Daddy’s Got the Blues

After a 2-week break, Taliz, Seyrr, and Klauss are back! The trio discuss disc 2 of the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, go through the FFXIV Live Letter 74 digest, and talk about the plethora of Final Fantasy XVI news! Enjoy!

Show Notes:
Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion is more than a remaster – Written by Erren Van Duine: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/11/crisis-core-final-fantasy-vii-reunion-shows-its-more-than-a-remaster-in-new-trailer-screenshots-and-system-specs/
Crisis Core Launch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65lCz22aopY
FFXVI will have another playable character – Written by Ed Nightingale: https://www.eurogamer.net/clive-wont-be-the-only-playable-character-in-final-fantasy-16
FFXVI Rated Mature for Sex Scenes and Hate Crimes – Written by Isaiah Colbert: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-16-mature-rating-sex-hate-crimes-drug-use-1849841663
FFXVI Director Yoshida to appear at The Game Awards – written by Wesley Leblanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/11/30/final-fantasy-16-producer-to-appear-at-the-game-awards-as-release-date-speculation-ramps
FFXVI Release date leaked – written by Jesseyriche Cortez: https://clutchpoints.com/final-fantasy-16-release-date-reportedly-leaked
FFXIV Live Letter 74 Recap – Written by Erren Van Duine: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/11/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-74-summary-patch-6-3-launches-early-january-2023/
Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack Disc 2: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_two_(55:50)

Episode 176 – The Hanging Edge

In this week’s episode, Taliz rejoins Klauss and Seyrr to discuss Disc 1 of the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, the latest news from Final Fantasy XIV and XVI, as well as talk about the current status of our Extra Life 2022 campaign! Enjoy!

Show Notes
FFXIV Patch 6.28 Patch notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c8900c4aae544f7a013a49553aa104c1961a5c87
FFXIV Tactics Ogre Reborn Screenshot Contest: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8ac9b0fc856404b7052e788422f08f385fd1e765
FFXVI is 95% done, release date expected at end of the year written by Darryn Bonthuys: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-is-95-done-release-date-reveal-expected-by-the-end-of-the-year/1100-6508903/
FFXVI devs talk about lore, GoT comparisons, and representation following latest trailer release written by Kat Bailey: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-square-enix-interview-lore
SE’s first Ethereum NFT game announced, Symbiogenesis written by Andrew Hayward: https://decrypt.co/113471/final-fantasy-square-enix-reveals-first-ethereum-nft-game
Final Fantasy XIII – Disc 1: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII:_Original_Soundtrack

Episode 175 – Young Nanamo Plays it Unsafe

In this week’s episode, Klauss and Seyrr talk about the new content from FFXIV’s Patch 6.25, including the new Manderville Weapons, Variant and Criterion Dungeons, and new Omicron Tribe quests in Ultima Thule. The pair also discuss the announced end of service for FFVII: The First Soldier, the new FFXVI trailer, and the FFXIV annual All Saints Wake event. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
FFVII: The First Soldier Mobile shooter announces end of service less than a year after release: https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/10/12/final-fantasy-vii-the-first-soldier-shuts-down-in-january written by Marcus Steward FFVII: Rebirth could deviate even more from original timeline: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-could-deviate-even-further-from-the-original-timeline/1100-6508330/ written by Darryn Bonthuys

FFXIV All Saints Wake event is live: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2022/All_Saints_Wake/34nzplu2qj
New art book “Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker – The Art of Resurrection – Among the Stars” is now available! Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3VTZBAg

New FFXVI trailer goes “Game of Thrones”: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xvi-game-thrones-trailer-release-date-ps5-1849682063 written by Ethan Gach
New FFXVI Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtpBEfrtE1s
FFXVI Development in the home stretch: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2022/10/final-fantasy-16-development-now-in-the-home-stretch-on-schedule-for-summer-2023 written by Robert Ramsey

Episode 173 – Hero to Zero

In this episode, Klauss and Seyrr are joined by Anonymoose and Chamo, two of the FFXIV community’s loremongers as we discuss the story and lore from Patch 6.2. We also celebrate our 7th anniversary of the podcast with a number of giveaways, talk about what the show has meant to us, and we get a special visit from prodigal podcast host Taliz Marvelous, who joins us for a few minutes to give some of his thoughts on his time with the show. We hope you enjoy!

Show Notes
AnonyMoose on Twitter: https://twitter.com/anonymoose
Chamo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chamofleur

Read all 4 Tales of the Dawn: https://sqex.to/A8mYx
Final Fantasy news from Nintendo Direct: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/2083
FFXIV 8th annual 14-hour broadcast and Live Letter 73: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/332768bcfb70b769faad1edd4326885daaac8440
Phil Spencer hasn’t given up on FFXIV on XBox: https://www.eurogamer.net/phil-spencer-hasnt-given-up-on-bringing-final-fantasy-14-to-xbox
New Stranger of Paradise DLC coming in October: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2022/09/stranger-of-paradises-crusade-against-chaos-continues-in-wanderer-of-the-rift-dlc
New FFVII collectibles clouded by NFT’s: https://gizmodo.com/final-fantasy-vii-figures-nft-square-enix-blockchain-1849542088