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 188 – Come Sail Away!

This week, Klauss and Seyrr talk about the news coming from Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2023 in Las Vegas, including the announcement of the newest expansion, Dawntrail. Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Enjoy!

Show notes
FFIX Remake may be real, but recent leaks aren’t – by Liam Croft: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/07/final-fantasy-9-remake-may-be-real-but-recent-leaks-arent
Judge cites FFXVI as reason for denying FTC injunction – by Ryan Parreno: https://gameranx.com/updates/id/471298/article/judge-corley-cited-final-fantasy-xvi-as-a-reason-for-her-ms-injunction-decision/
SE is happy with FFXVI sales, considers them “Extremely Strong” – by Liam Croft: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/07/square-enix-happy-with-final-fantasy-16-sales-considers-them-extremely-strong
Thank you to the following sites for their coverage of FanFest:
SiliconEra: https://www.siliconera.com/heres-whats-coming-in-final-fantasy-xiv-7-0/
PCGamesN: https://www.pcgamesn.com/final-fantasy-xiv/dawntrail-reveal
MMORPG.com: https://www.mmorpg.com/event-blogs/final-fantasy-14-2023-fan-festival-live-blog-catch-all-the-major-updates-here-2000128568
FFXIV: Dawntrail Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onGE1-I2T6Y

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 185 – The Dorks’ Throne

In this week’s episode, Seyrr and Klauss talk about FFXIV Live Letter 77 and the preliminary patch notes for Patch 6.4. The pair also discuss the latest news in the Final Fantasy universe. We hope you enjoy!

Show Notes
Square Enix looking to release big games more frequently after FFXVI: https://www.thegamer.com/square-enix-release-big-games-more-frequently-after-final-fantasy-16/ by Josh Coulson
Announcing the FFXIV: ARR 10th Anniversary Twitter Sweepstakes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c22ca02b2befd1c04898ce967d95b9d1b702fef5
Yoshi-P couldn’t put down Tears of the Kingdom during latest Live Letter test stream: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/05/random-final-fantasy-14s-yoshi-p-couldnt-stop-playing-zelda-during-ps5-ps4-mmos-test-stream by Sammy Barker
FFXVI’s Torgal poised to take title of “Goodest Good Boy” on PS5: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2023/05/final-fantasy-16s-dog-companion-may-be-ps5s-best-good-boy-yet by Khayl Adam
FFXVI’s newest trailer: https://youtu.be/qRAcPMTNqsc
FFXIV Live Letter 77 coverage: https://novacrystallis.com/2023/05/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-77-summary-patch-6-4-launches-may-23/ by Erren Van Duine

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 180 – Delectible Decolletage

This week, Seyrr and Klauss talk about the FFXIV Patch 6.3 storylines, including spoilers for the Main Scenario and Myths of the Realms quest lines. The pair also discuss the meltdown of one of the GShade developers, and a possible Final Fantasy Tactics project in the works. Enjoy!

Show Notes
GShade dev admits to adding potential malware: https://www.eurogamer.net/final-fantasy-14-mod-developer-admits-to-adding-potentially-harmful-malware-to-gshade-tool
FF Tactics team very busy right now, remake in the works? https://noisypixel.net/the-final-fantasy-tactics-team-incredibly-busy/

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