Episode 195 – Neverending Nightmare

This week, Seyrr and Klauss go over the fourth and final disc from the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack. The duo also discuss a number of news articles relating to the upcoming release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Final Fantasy XIV. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has an official Sony TV – by Liam Croft: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2024/01/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-now-has-its-own-official-sony-tv
Final Fantasy VII Remake Story recap video prepares us for Rebirth – by Jenni Lada: https://www.siliconera.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-story-recap-video-preps-us-for-ffvii-rebirth/
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete version getting a 2-day viewing in US Theaters before launch of Rebirth – by Christina Alexander: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-advent-children-complete-receives-two-day-viewing-in-us-theaters
Final Fantasy XIV’s Live Action series ‘dead’ – by Wesley LeBlanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/01/25/final-fantasy-xiv-live-action-tv-series-dead-says-the-production-company-behind-it#:~:text=The%20Final%20Fantasy%20XIV%20live,that%20was%20working%20on%20it
Final Fantasy XIV Black Edition HORI Tactical Assault Comander keypad preorders are live: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/81185cc78888f7ac84216842f45ef3907bd84c06
FFXIV x FFXI THe Maiden’s Rhapsody event is live again: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2024/The_Maidens_Rhapsody/flf9m2g38k
FFXIV Moogle Treasure Trove: The First Hunt for Genesis event runs Jan 30 – March 11: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/mogmog-collection/202401/8degg9wgnk
Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack Disc 4:
https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XV:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Four_(1:17:07)

Episode 194 – Over the Waves

In the first episode of 2024, Klauss and Seyrr discuss the 3rd disc of the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack, as well as the latest news from FFXIV Fan Fest Tokyo, updates on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and more! Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy XVI, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth win at the Game Awards – by Eddie Makuch: https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/all-the-game-awards-2023-winners-revealed/2900-4977/#1
FFVII Rebirth teases new story developments for returning character – by J Brodie Shirey: https://gamerant.com/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-biggs/
Final Fantasy XIV FanFest Tokyo introduces new Magic DPS, female Hrothgar, and more! By Tony Garsow: https://novacrystallis.com/2024/01/final-fantasy-xiv-dawntrail-reveals-pictomancer-job-female-hrothgar-and-new-areas/
Full Trailer: https://youtu.be/kgiuQwzB6aU
Final Fantasy XIV Producer would still play the game even if SE fired him – by Dustin Bailey: https://www.gamesradar.com/if-square-enix-fired-him-final-fantasy-14s-yoshi-p-says-hed-still-play-the-mmo-and-just-complain-to-the-development-team/
Final Fantasy XVI’s First DLC Adds a Feature the Game Sorely Needed – by Hayes Madsen: https://www.inverse.com/gaming/final-fantasy-16-dlc-echoes-of-the-fallen-review-opinion-impressions
FFXVI on PC Shows signs of life, producer says it will run best on SSD – by Ted Litchfield: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-16-on-pc-shows-signs-of-life-with-producer-yoshi-p-saying-it-will-run-best-on-an-ssd/
Final Fantasy XVII should be handed over to the younger generation, says Yoshida – by Jordan Gerblick: https://www.gamesradar.com/yoshi-p-floats-ideas-for-final-fantasy-17-a-real-time-turn-based-hybrid-and-a-return-to-pixel-art/
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Ending in 2024- by Arielle Haddad: https://www.siliconera.com/dissidia-final-fantasy-opera-omnia-ending-in-2024/
Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack – Disc 3: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XV:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Three_(1:16:08)

Episode 193 – Don’t Panic!

This week, Klauss is joined by guest host Niknar. They talk about Disc 2 of the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack, the Butterfinger x FFVII Rebirth promotions, KupoCon’s reasoning for cancelling Susan Calloway’s appearance, SE adding all of their Piano collections to multiple streaming services, and more. Thank you to everyone who donated to Extra Life during today’s stream! Enjoy!

Show Notes
Butterfinger x FFVII Rebirth promotions are live – by Jason Fanelli: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/its-the-butterfinger-x-final-fantasy-7-rebirth-crossover-you-were-waiting-for/1100-6518856
Butterfinger x FFVII Rebirth Sweepstakes rules: https://www.gamewithbutterfinger.com/rules
KupoCon issues statement regarding Susan Calloway amid anti-trans accusations – by Michael Hassall: https://www.fanbyte.com/ffxiv/news/kupo-con-issues-statement-on-susan-calloway-fans-reject-safety-concerns-reasoning
KupoCon’s second statement: https://kupocon.com/7842/
Letter from Susan regarding her Twitter: https://susancalloway.com/letter-to-fans
Square Enix Music adds its Final Fantasy Piano collections to many online streaming sites: https://sqex.lnk.to/pianoFF
10 reasons why Final Fantasy VIII should get a remake before Final Fantasy IX – by Alyx Maglio: https://www.cbr.com/ff8-remake-before-ff9/
Final Fantasy XIV x Fall Guys event kicks up netcode frustrations – by Iain Harris: https://www.gamesradar.com/final-fantasy-14s-fall-guys-event-kicks-up-netcode-frustrations-that-have-been-lingering-over-the-mmo-for-the-past-10-years/
Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack Disc 2 https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XV:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Two_(1:15:16)

Episode 192 – Broken Down

This week, Seyrr and Klauss talk about the news coming from FanFest 2023 in London, new stage shows in production in Japan based on FFXVI and FF:Brave Exvius, and we reminisce while listening to disc 1 of the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack. Enjoy!

Show Notes
SE is producing stage shows for FFBE and FFXVI – by Liv Ngan: https://www.eurogamer.net/square-enix-is-producing-another-final-fantasy-stage-play
All Saints’ Wake starts Oct 27th in FFXIV: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2023/All_Saints_Wake/gtjs3j7xq6
Fall Guys crossover coming to the Gold Saucer: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/fallguys/
FFXIV x FFXVI Crossover coming soon – by Tony Garsow: https://novacrystallis.com/2023/10/final-fantasy-xvi-collaboration-coming-to-final-fantasy-xiv/
FFXIV FanFest Keynote coverage – by Tony Garsow: https://novacrystallis.com/2023/10/final-fantasy-xiv-dawntrail-reveals-viper-job-new-locations-and-ffxi-collab/
Extended Dawntrail teaser trailer: https://youtu.be/2ISoqghadkE

Episode 190 – Ride my Chocobo!

Klauss and Seyrr celebrate the 8th anniversary of Phoenix Down Radio in the most PDR way possible, listening to Chocobo themes! The pair discuss disc 2 of the Compi de Chocobo soundtrack, as well as the latest news from the Final Fantasy universe. Enjoy!
Thank you so much for all of your support over the last 8 years!

Show Notes
Leaker gives update on possible FF9 AND FF10 remakes – by Dalton Cooper: https://gamerant.com/next-final-fantasy-games-remakes-9-10/
FFXIV ARR Celebrates 10 year anniversary in The Rising event: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2023/The_Rising/eykg76bc2d
Moogle Treasure Trove: The 10th Anniversary Hunt also runs until Patch 6.5: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/mogmog-collection/202308/1ny0ji96di
Letter from the Producer LIVE part 79 set to air Sept 23rd: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/0f699c77ac8fae0f73ca75ec326206313b1ea771
FFXIV Tales from under the New Moon parts 1 – 3 are out
– Part 1: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/10th_anniversary/tales_under_the_new_moon/sidestory_01/#sidestory_01
– Part 2: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/10th_anniversary/tales_under_the_new_moon/sidestory_02/#sidestory_02
– Part 3: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/10th_anniversary/tales_under_the_new_moon/sidestory_03/#sidestory_03
FFXVI PC port confirmed, new DLC in the works – by Ethan Gatch: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xvi-free-update-dlc-expansion-pc-version-1850803834
Compi de Chocobo – Disc 2: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Compi_de_Chocobo#Disc_2_(1:16:23)

Episode 189 – It’s All About the Chocobos, Baby!

In this episode, Klauss and Seyrr listen to and discuss the various Chocobo themes from the mainline Final Fantasy games, as well as talk about the latest news from the Final Fantasy universe. We hope you enjoy!

Show Notes
Fantasian has a listing on SteamDB – by George Yang: https://www.ign.com/articles/fantasian-steam-console-rpg
Myth about how Final Fantasy got its name busted by creator in recent interview – by Willa Rowe: https://www.inverse.com/gaming/final-fantasy-creator-series-name
Talk of FFVI Remake resurfaces – by Robert Ramsey: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/07/the-fantasy-6-remake-talk-has-started-again
FFVII Ever Crisis set to launch on Sept 7 – by Alex Mateo: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2023-08-10/final-fantasy-vii-ever-crisis-game-launches-on-september-7/.201178
FFXIV Moonfire Faire live until Aug 26th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2023/Moonfire_Faire/oct9miki0d
Yoshi-P wants to add Pixel Remasters as playable games inside FFXIV – by Rebekah Valentine: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-14-director-wants-to-get-the-pixel-remasters-running-inside-the-mmo
SE stock price dips after they claim FFXVI sales did not hit their “high expectations,” blames slow PS5 adoption – by Robert Ramsey: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/08/square-enix-bafflingly-backtracks-on-final-fantasy-16-sales-blames-slow-ps5-adoption
Compi de Chocobo – https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Compi_de_Chocobo

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 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)