Episode 170 – Try to Grow Up!

This week, Seyrr and Klauss play through disc 3 of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack, talk about Yoshida’s latest interviews regarding Final Fantasy XVI, and discuss the most recent news from Final Fantasy VII and Crisis Core. We hope you enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy Crystalline Resonance Piano Concert series: http://www.wildfaery.com/info/en/our-productions-en/ffcr-en
Final Fantasy VII INTERgrade added to PS+ Extra lineup of games for July: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/07/13/playstation-plus-game-catalog-lineup-for-july-stray-final-fantasy-vii-remake-intergrade-marvels-avengers/
SE Says Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is PS5 exclusive due to PS5 SSD speeds: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/square-enix-has-explained-why-final-fantasy-7-rebirth-is-a-ps5-exclusive/
Crisis Core Remake story will not be changing to align with FF7R story: https://www.cbr.com/crisis-core-wont-change-story-ff7-remake/
Buster sword design changed to link Zack to Cloud: https://gamerant.com/crisis-core-final-fantasy-7-reunion-changes-buster-sword/
SE cracks down on FC that used FFXIV IP to advertise in-game event with IRL billbords: https://www.dexerto.com/final-fantasy/square-enix-crack-down-ffxiv-event-organizers-billboards-viral-1864004/
Open-World FFXVI would have taken 15 years to make, says YoshiP: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/an-open-world-final-fantasy-16-wouldve-taken-15-years-to-make-claims-producer/
FFXVI moved away from turn-based combat to draw in younger gamers: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/final-fantasy-16-ditched-turn-based-combat-to-appeal-to-younger-generations-producer-says/

Episode 169 – Discord [PDR Version]

This week, Klauss and Seyrr dive into the second disc of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack. They also talk about the latest FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live, the end of service for Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and the latest news from Yoshi-P regarding Final Fantasy XVI. Enjoy!

Show Notes
FF Record Keeper announced end of service: https://noisypixel.net/final-fantasy-record-keeper-global-ending-september-2022
FFXIV Live Letter 71 Summary: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/07/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-71-summary-patch-6-2-coming-late-august-2022
Interviews with Yoshida on FFXVI
Gamespot: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-is-an-ambitious-more-mature-entry-in-the-series-says-producer/1100-6504803/
Game Informer: https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2022/06/21/an-interview-with-naoki-yoshida-on-eikons-boss-fights-and-when-well-see-more
IGN: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-everything-we-learned

Episode 168 – Street Rats and Sky Pirates

In this week’s Episode, Klauss and Seyrr return to Ivalice via disc 1 of the Final Fantasy XII original soundtrack. The pair also talk about the recent anouncements regarding Final Fantasy XVI and the multitude of games in the Final Fantasy VII universe. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy XVI release window and new trailer: https://youtu.be/gV5rIW1Qums
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis trailer and release window announced: https://youtu.be/G53XnZSzRRU
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII coming out this Winter: https://youtu.be/aRBiRFM2k0I
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth coming out Winter 2023: https://youtu.be/H_4CkyOmuuU

Episode 167 – Announcing Newfound Announcements!

In this week’s episode, Klauss and Seyrr discuss the FFXIV Patch 6.1 storyline, talk about the announcement of upcoming announcements for Final Fantasy’s 35th anniversary, and go through an interview from Game Informer with Naoki Yoshida. Enjoy!

Show notes
Upcoming Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary announcements may be coming in June: https://gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasys-35th-anniversary-what-announcements-can-we-expect/1100-6503703/
Game Informer interview with Naoki Yoshida: https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/05/12/becoming-yoshi-p
Uniqlo x Final Fantasy crossover issues: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-35th-anniversary-uniqlo-merch-now-available-xiv-shirt-already-sold-out/1100-6503504/

Episode 166 – Never Forget Them

This week, Seyrr and Klauss talk about Disc 4 of the Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack. The pair also talk about the pending sale of SE’s Western studios, the upcoming Uniqlo x FF collaboration in the US, good news from stemming from the FF XVI production team, and a questionable Tifa resin statue preorder. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Embracer Group to buy SE Montreal, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and over 50 IP’s from Square Enix: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/05/embracer-group-enters-agreement-to-purchase-eidos-interactive-and-crystal-dynamics-from-square-enix
Final Fantasy x Uniqlo collaboration comes to the US May 16th: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/uniqlo-x-final-fantasy-collaboration-heads-to-the-us-on-may-16/
FFXVI in its final stages of development: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/final-fantasy-xvi-is-in-the-final-stages-of-development/
Jack Garland joins DFFOO in Japan: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/jack-garland-joins-dissidia-final-fantasy-opera-omnia/
Final Fantasy fans stunned by new Tifa statue available for pre-order (Not from SE): https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-tifa-statue-eastudio-favorgk

Episode 158 – To the Moon!

In the first episode of 2022, Klauss and Seyrr begin delving into the spoiler-rich story of Endwalker. The pair also discusses the upcoming changes to all of the data centers, including the newest Oceania DC opening up on Jan 25th, the lack of news from Final Fantasy XVI at the end of 2021, and much more! Enjoy!

Show Notes
Chocobo GP’ (dash) available on iOS and Google Play: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/1897
All Saints’ Wake starts Jan 20th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2022/All_Saints_Wake/rjk7wevhuy
Upcoming FFXIV Data Center changes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/059e1d98b8fd19ed9c3e56ed5f08732633c1ae13
Oceania DC opens Jan 25th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c869743ff4ac134ff2e6ea23a56e00471b385880
Home World transfer service to resume on Jan 25th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c44ff5d66ab567cbf6ed562740c6fa303deacfdb
Endwalker OST releasing Feb 23rd, preorder currently available: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/cb6bbecd2450e1c05549b65e29d45c44eec8e570
Yoshi-P tells toxic fans to be less rude to the game devs: https://www.ign.com/articles/ffxiv-director-asks-fans-to-be-kinder
FFXVI Development delayed by almost 6 months: https://twitter.com/finalfantasyxvi/status/1475335618905669635

Episode 154 – Leftovers Good!

This week, Taliz, Seyrr, and Klauss discuss the Final Fantasy news coming out of SE’s Tokyo Game Show panel, including the new Stranger of Paradise PS5 demo and trailer, the announcement of Chocobo GP for Switch, and the new trailer for the mobile Battle Royale game Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. We then listen to and reminisce over Disc 2 of Final Fantasy IX’s Original Soundtrack. Enjoy!

Show Notes
New logo for the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy: https://www.siliconera.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Final-Fantasy-35th-Anniversary-Logo-01.jpg
A New World: Final Fantasy is starting to book dates for next year’s tour: https://ffnewworld.com/
New Stranger of Paradise demo, trailer, and release date: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-01-stranger-of-paradise-final-fantasy-origin-gets-march-release
FFVII: The First Soldier Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnbr7SG3bag
The Appeal and Potential of RPG with Naoki Yoshida and Hironubu Sakaguchi: https://youtu.be/vWD9FEIxcsI

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
FFVII News
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/

FFIX News
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/

FFXIV News
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/

FFXVI News
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 140 – Phoenix Lusec Radio Vinosec

This week, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz listen to and discuss disc 2 of the Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack. We also discuss big Final Fantasy VII news from the latest Sony “State of Play” and announced mobile games. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
FFXVI Will have a mode that focuses on Story: https://novacrystallis.com/2021/02/final-fantasy-xvi-will-have-a-mode-for-players-focused-on-story/
FFVII Remake Intergrade for PS5 trailer: https://youtu.be/F7bEoGile7Q
FFVII – The First Soldier trailer: https://youtu.be/chSgLDIhWE0
FFVII – Ever Crisis trailer: https://youtu.be/j6ZDKZfr-i0
FFVII Remake is free on Playstation Plus for March: https://blog.playstation.com/2021/02/26/playstation-plus-games-for-march-final-fantasy-vii-remake-maquette-remnant-from-the-ashes-and-farpoint/

Episode 133 – Those Who Talk Further!

This week’s episode takes place live during Extra Life Game Day 2020! We are joined by friend of the show, and host of Playstation Unchained and Moogle-Go-Round Radio, Chille! As Final Fantasy VII was his first foray into the series, we felt it would be nostalgic to have him join us as we talk about Disc 1 of the FFVII Original Soundtrack. The gang also discusses the new Final Fantasy XVI website and world lore included with that. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
Donate to Extra Life: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.Participant&participantID=401368#donate
Final Fantasy XVI Website: https://na.finalfantasyxvi.com/