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 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

Episode 148 – I Airship it!

After a month-long break, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz discuss ALL THE FF NEWS, and there is a ton! So much, in fact, that we had to push our discussion of the FFXIV 14-hour broadcast to the next episode! We also go through the entries to our Final Fantasy video game genre contest. We received some amazing entries, we hope you like them as much as we did. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy VII Remake directors say INTERmission points directly to the sequel: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/07/02/final-fantasy-7-remake-sequel-intermission/
Why Yuffie Was Chosen Over Vincent for INTERmission: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/07/06/why -yuffie-final-fantasy-vii-remake-vincent-valentine-episode-intermission/
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 will feature an open world: https://www.thegamer.com/open-world-final-fantasy-7-remake-part-2/ FFVII The First Soldier Survey results: https://www.ffviifs.com/cbt_en/report/

Fans working on an homage to FFIX: https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-9-memoria-project-remake/
Upcoming FFIX Animated Series could expand the world of Gaia: https://sea.ign.com/final-fantasy-ix/174053/news/how-the-upcoming-final-fantasy-ix-animated-series-can-expand-the-world-of-gaia
FFXI News New “We are Vana’Diel website launches in preparation for FFXI’s 20th anniversary: https://we-are-vanadiel.finalfantasyxi.com/

Free Login campaign: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/freelogincampaign/
FFXIV Official cookbook on the way: https://gamerescape.com/2021/07/09/a-final-fantasy-xiv-cookbook-is-on-the-way/
Asmongold plays FFXIV, Breaks Cactuar, is surrounded by idiots: https://www.pcgamer.com/streamers-first-final-fantasy-14-experience-ruined-by-idiots/
FFXIV breaks Steam concurrent player record of 42000+: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14-just-broke-its-concurrent-player-record-on-steam/

MSQ completed, English VA almost finished: https://novacrystallis.com/2021/07/final-fantasy-xvi-main-scenario-complete-no-information-planned-for-tokyo-game-show-2021/

Other FF News
New FF Pixel Remaster trailer shows additional in-game footage of all 6 games: https://novacrystallis.com/2021/06/new-final-fantasy-pixel-remaster-footage-shows-more-from-final-fantasy-i-through-vi/
FF Pixel Remasters look good, but are terrible to read: https://www.denofgeek.com/games/final-fantasy-pixel-remaster-font-controversy-explained/
Final Fantasy Needs a musou-style game: https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-needs-a-dynasty-warriors-game-already-/

Episode 147 – INTERpreting Patch 5.55

This week, Taliz, Klauss, and Seyrr pull the spoiler tag from the Patch 5.55 storyline, Klauss gives his in-progress review of Final Fantasy VII Remake INTERgrade and talks about his experience with the FFVII: The First Soldier closed beta.
Make sure to listen for details on how to win one of 3 prizes in our latest contest! Enjoy!

Show Notes
Journey to Aht Urhgan in the Latest Update to FINAL FANTASY XI’s The Voracious Resurgence: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/1715
FFTCG Opus XIV: Crystal Abyss comes out August 6th: https://fftcg.square-enix-games.com/na/news/opus-xiv-crystal-abyss-information

Episode 144 – Gross Spoilers

This week, Chille from Moogle-Go-Round Radio joins Klauss and Taliz to discuss FFXIV Patch 5.5 story, the upcoming Fan Fest, and a live-stream for the new FFVII Mobile Battle Royale game The First Soldier. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
FFVII The First Soldier livestream scheduled for May 7: https://www.siliconera.com/final-fantasy-vii-the-first-soldier-broadcast-scheduled-for-may/
FFXIV / Butterfinger promotion: https://gamewithbutterfinger.com/en-us/PostPromo
FFXIV One Time Password now compatible with other Software Authenticator software: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/71188ef5daa1405a631a2bc2d79d54b08b69508a
Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival “Around The World” is May 14th – 15th: https://fanfest.finalfantasyxiv.com/2021/na/program/
Estates of the Realm Fan Fest Digital Activity: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/cdf71532eac1300b9929856097c763a2b9946d33

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

Episode 140 – Phoenix Lusec Radio Vinosec

This week, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz listen to and discuss disc 2 of the Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack. We also discuss big Final Fantasy VII news from the latest Sony “State of Play” and announced mobile games. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
FFXVI Will have a mode that focuses on Story: https://novacrystallis.com/2021/02/final-fantasy-xvi-will-have-a-mode-for-players-focused-on-story/
FFVII Remake Intergrade for PS5 trailer: https://youtu.be/F7bEoGile7Q
FFVII – The First Soldier trailer: https://youtu.be/chSgLDIhWE0
FFVII – Ever Crisis trailer: https://youtu.be/j6ZDKZfr-i0
FFVII Remake is free on Playstation Plus for March: https://blog.playstation.com/2021/02/26/playstation-plus-games-for-march-final-fantasy-vii-remake-maquette-remnant-from-the-ashes-and-farpoint/

Episode 137 – Harold, They’re Ascians!

In this episode of Phoenix Down Radio, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz discuss FFXIV Patch 5.4 storylines, including Main Scenario and the Sorrow of Werlyt, as well as touch a bit on the Eden’s Promise story. We talk about the upcoming FFXIV Announcement Showcase and Live Letter 62, and the new Trademarks filed for by Square Enix. Enjoy!

Show Notes
SE Trademarks “Ever Crisis”, “The First Soldier”, and the Shinra Electric Power Company logo in Japan, Canada, and the EU: https://www.gematsu.com/2021/01/square-enix-trademarks-ever-crisis-the-first-soldier-and-shinra-logo-in-japan
FFXIV Announcement Showcase stream scheduled for Feb 5th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ea919f53e4328cbd5b4126d90d0e2873ec19fab3
FFXIV PLL Part 62 scheduled to follow the Announcement Showcase: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/9226193061dfc2cdb9e89e6f9a5756cd09ebcfee
FFXIV collaborating with manga Saki: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-01-21/final-fantasy-xiv-game-gets-saki-mahjong-collaboration-manga/.168642
Final Fantasy Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi releasing new RPG this year: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-creators-new-rpg-looks-unique-and-will-be-1846098869

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