Episode 196 – The Rebirth of the Remake

This week, Klauss and Seyrr talk about the buzz surrounding Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, the new demo that dropped this week, and other news regarding remake speculation for other Final Fantasy games. Seyrr then takes us down the Remake/Remaster rabbit hole with a fun discussion about what a remake is. Enjoy!

Show Notes: FFVI director believes a proper remake would take about 20 years – by Ryan Dinsdale: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-6-remake-would-take-about-20-years-to-make-original-director-says
FFVII Rebirth lead is cool to do a 2D/HD remake of FFVI (like Octopath Traveler – by Hirun Cryer: https://www.gamesradar.com/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-lead-is-down-for-a-final-fantasy-6-remake-in-the-hd-2d-style-of-octopath-traveler
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is BIG! – by Jesse Lennox: https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-preload-guide/
FFVII Rebirth Demo is live, features a playable Sephiroth – by Jess Cogswell: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-demo-is-now-live-and-features-a-playable-sephiroth/1100-6520862/
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo is Hiding Easter Eggs of Two Legendary Super Bosses – by Mike Reyes: https://en.as.com/meristation/news/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-demo-is-hiding-easter-eggs-for-two-legendary-super-bosses-n/
FFVII Rebirth fans are getting creative with the in-game piano in the demo – by Ed Nightingale: https://www.eurogamer.net/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-fans-are-getting-creative-with-its-in-game-piano
FFVII Rebirth concludes at the end of the original game’s Disc 1 – by Phil Hornshaw: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-concludes-at-the-end-of-the-originals-disc-1/1100-6520864/
Final Fantasy VIII Director would change the combat system if it ever got remade – by Matt Purslow: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-8-director-would-change-the-combat-system-in-a-remake
FFXIV XBox beta starts Feb 21, requires Game Pass on top of sub – by Ryan Dinsdale: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-14-requires-game-pass-subscription-to-play-on-xbox
FFXIV Valentiones Day celebration runs until Feb 21: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2024/Valentiones_Day/ob5mppsb6x
Fan-made Final Fantasy IX “Memoria Project”: https://www.ffix-memoria.com/

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 191 – Walking Toward the Dawn

In this episode, Klauss and Seyrr talk about FFXIV Patch 6.5, the TGS demos of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and all the latest news from the Final Fantasy universe! Enjoy!

Show Notes
FFVII: Rebirth releases on Feb 29th, 2024 – by Stev Petite: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-deluxe-preorders-live-at-amazon-comes-with-collectibles/1100-6514519/
13 More Things We Learned about FFVII Rebirth – by Ethan Gatch: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-vincent-cid-ff7-previews-demo-1850860777
FFVII: Rebirth VA’s hosting a panel at NYCC Oct 14th: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/2359
FFVII may not be ported to other consoles according to leaks – by Trumann Tu: https://gamerant.com/final-fantasy-7-remake-leak-xbox-nintendo-ports-unlikely/
Col. Sanders is canonically a BLM in FFXIV – by Iain Harris: https://www.gamesradar.com/kfcs-colonel-sanders-is-now-canonically-a-black-mage-in-final-fantasy-14
FFXIV is getting an official TTRPG release for its 10th anniversary – by Matt Jarvis: https://www.dicebreaker.com/games/final-fantasy-xiv-ttrpg/news/final-fantasy-14-tabletop-rpg-announced
An FFXIV Player has completed all 2751 achievements in the game prior to Patch 6.5 – by Ryan Dinsdale: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-14-player-becomes-first-to-earn-all-2000-achievements
Patch 6.5 notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e17ce5b98068f6972379cef5adbc6c4b664f9780

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 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 186 – Flight of the Fledgeling

This week, Klauss and Seyrr discuss the multitude of Final Fantasy news articles coming off of Summer Games Fest, and the anticipation and excitement surrounding the release of the Final Fantasy XVI demo and its upcoming launch on June 22nd. The pair then gave their spoiler-free impressions of the FFXVI demo. Enjoy!

Show Notes
New Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Ever Crisis trailers – by Duncan Heaney from Square-Enix: https://www.square-enix-games.com/en_US/news/final-fantasy-vii-rebirth
FFVII Rebirth Trailer: https://youtu.be/HkD8BCCYsS0
FFVII Ever Crisis Trailer: https://youtu.be/afTX-30KkaE
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is so large, it will be releasing on 2 discs! By Kate Harrold: https://www.gamingbible.com/news/playstation-5-game-so-big-on-two-discs-505561-20230609
Final Fantasy XVI PC port will be in development after PS5 release – by Stephany Nunneley-Jackson: https://www.vg247.com/square-enix-will-set-its-sights-on-pc-port-of-final-fantasy-16-post-ps5-debut
Final Fantasy XVI Devs rank their favorite Final Fantasy games – by Isaiah Colbert: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xvi-ranking-devs-favorite-games-ps5-1850547789
Final Fantasy XVI will have a small Day 1 Patch – by Elrik Hyldbakk Furu: https://www.gamereactor.eu/final-fantasy-xvi-will-have-a-small-dayone-patch-after-all-1277223/
Final Fantasy XVI announces planned post-lauch update features – by Orpheus Joshua: https://noisypixel.net/final-fantasy-xvi-post-launch-update-features/
Final Fantasy XVI Merchandise available for preorder – https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/2265
FFXVI Devs Plead for Cooperation as PS5 game is released early to a few consumers – by Sammy Barker: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/06/final-fantasy-16-dev-pleads-for-cooperation-as-ps5-game-leaks
Some players plan to boycott FFXVI – by Vikki Blake: https://www.eurogamer.net/heres-why-some-players-plan-to-boycott-final-fantasy-16
Final Fantasy XVI Demo is live: https://blog.playstation.com/2023/06/11/final-fantasy-xvi-demo-launches-tomorrow/

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 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