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 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 141 – Eyes on Us

This week, Seyrr, Taliz, and Klauss review Disc 3 of the Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack. The trio also talk more about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII mobile games and Intergrade for PS5, the upcoming FFXIV Live Letter 63, and the announcement of Project Athia’s new title and trailer. Enjoy!

Show News
FFVII Remake: Intergrade will introduce blood to the game: https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-7-remake-intergrade-introduces-blood-to-the-game/
Final Fantasy 7 battle royale designed to grow series’ typical demographic, no additional DLC for FFVII Remake Intergrade: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-17-final-fantasy-7-battle-royale-designed-to-grow-series-typical-demographic-director-says
Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis will be Free-to-Play, supported by Loot Boxes: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-ever-crisis-will-be-free-to-play-supported-by-loot-boxes
FFXIV Patch 5.5 special site: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/patch_5_5/
FFXIV Fan Festival 2021 Around The World Glamour contest: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/3244a0ae67050a91b28645fea04e897eae330197
Project Athia new name and gameplay trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_3fndPnBmQ