FFXIV Dev Diary Chapter 2: Story and Lore

The second chapter of the Final Fantasy XIV Developer’s Diary video series has been released on YouTube. This time the team takes us behind the scenes of how they develop the story lines and lore of Eorzea. Give it a watch!

Reminder: Eskalia’s Charity stream of FFIX goes live March 11

A friendly reminder that Eskalia from Limit Break Radio will be hosting a charity stream next Friday, March 11th starting at 5PM EST at http://twitch.tv/limitbreakradio. Titled “You’re Not Alone”, Eskalia will be playing Final Fantasy IX straight through, start to finish. All PayPal donations received during the stream will benefit Transgender Michigan.

Check it out, and donate if you can.

Final Fantasy games sale at GameStop

If you’ve been wanting to get a friend into FFXIV, or looking to grab that PC copy of FF 7, now is a good time to do it. Found on a SlickDeals post, a number of PC Digital Download versions of Final Fantasy Games, from FF4 to FFXIV Heavensward bundle are on sale through GameStop.

 

*Note – Phoenix Down Radio does not receive any compensation for this post, I am only posting to pass along a good deal to fellow FF fans. Enjoy!

Patch 3.2 trailer has dropped!!!

We here at PhoenixDownRadio are pleased to show you the new trailer for patch 3.2: The gears of change!

 

Go on and watch it! So many feels to be had and shared!!! And plus a tiny bit of creep factor to be had as well!

Final Fantasy IX released for smartphones

SE has released Final Fantasy IX for Android and iOS. The game sports updated graphics and carries a hefty file size. From the official release, you need to have 8GB of free space to run it, and the download takes at least 4GB.

Full information is available at their website, http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff9/en/

 

Final Fantasy Portal One Year Anniversary


Square Enix is celebrating the one year anniversary of its Final Fantasy Portal app by giving away Final Fantasy II (Portal Version) to users. Until Feb 14th, users can download FFII for free on Android or iOS through the FF Portal. Please be aware, however, that if you need to re-download it after Feb 14th, you will need to purchase the app.

More info and download links for Android and iOS are available here.

Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report video

The video of FFXV’s Active Time Battle is available to view at Square Enix’s YouTube Channel. See Director Tabata and Marketing director Ofuji talk about the battle and magic systems, and discuss the upcoming Uncovered event at the end of March.

Direct link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRGwI39dNqg

Recruit Beatrix in new FFRK event!

Final Fantasy Record Keeper is adding another FFIX character to play as in the new event, “Someone to Protect” starting tonight! Recruit and play as Beatrix, as well as get Steiner’s Memory Crystal 2, which ups his level cap from 65 to 80. The event runs from now until 2/6 at 4:59 PM.

FFXIV Producer Live Letter XXVII airs Jan 30th

The next Final Fantasy XIV Producer Live Letter airs at 1:30 AM PT at the following streaming sites:
YouTube Live (http://sqex.to/QM2)
Niconico Live (http://sqex.to/RGH)
Twitch (http://sqex.to/htj)

Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida will be talking about more of what to expect in the upcoming Patch 3.2, as well as feature a special guest, FFXIV Localization lead Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. Koji will be available to field questions about lore, naming conventions for NPCs, items. enemies, and more. We also expect to get a date on when Patch 3.2 will be released in the game.

Tune in to Phoenix Down Radio episode 11, which airs at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT  live on Twitch that night for the run-down of what Yoshi-P and Koji discuss.

Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report scheduled for January 30th

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Just when you thought January 30th couldn’t get any busier, we now get news that Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata and global marketing director Akio Ofuji will be hosting an english-subtitled Active Time Report, starting at 8 PM PT on their YouTube channel. The pair will showcase new battle footage and magic scenes, and give us updates to the upcoming March 2016 event where SE plans to officially announce the Final Fantasy XV release date. Phoenix Down Radio will live-host the stream at our Twitch channel, so feel free to stick around after Episode 11 concludes and hang out with the PDR gang.

Square Enix also released new screenshots of the game, featuring the main character Noctis casting Fire magic, battling what appears to be Magitek armor, and using stealth tactics to sneak into enemy territory.

More screenshots can be found here.