Episode 149 – Eat The Materia!

In this episode, Taliz and Klauss talk about the FFXIV 14 hour broadcast and Live Letter held earlier this month as well as a lot of Final Fantasy-related news. Taliz also had the pleasure of interviewing Kei from The Moogle Cafe (https://twitter.com/mooglecafe) about how she got her start, challenges she faced, and some of the fun things she was able to create. Check out the Prep Station channel on our Discord channel (https://discord.gg/FjAw3kD) for awesome images of some of her creations. Enjoy!

Show notes
FFX Devs not ruling out FFX-3: https://kotaku.com/square-enix-doesnt-rule-out-final-fantasy-x-3-1847297228
FFXI was supposed to end with PS2, but PC kept it going: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/07/22/final-fantasy-xi-end-ps2/
FFXIV Make It Rain campaign is live until August 11th: https://sqex.to/WOryM
FFXIV temporarily halted digital sales of game due to overwhelming popularity: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xiv-is-so-popular-even-the-digital-versio-1847272446
FFXIV Complete edition is on sale for $24 on SE store: https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/564956/final-fantasy-xiv-online-complete-edition-pc-download
Yoshida not happy that people are saying FFXIV is “beating” WoW: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14-director-hates-that-people-think-his-game-has-beat-world-of-warcraft/
SE takes steps to allow more players to be able to play FFXIV: https://www.engadget.com/square-enix-final-fantasy-xiv-servers-plan-193317600.html
FFXIV gamer eats over 138k eggs in game during 69 hour live stream: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14-player-who-ate-999-eggs-now-eating-more-than-138000-eggs/

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 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 135 – Listen to the Cries of the Planet

In the final episode of 2020, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz talk about the latest news in the Final Fantasy universe. The trio talk give their spoiler-free impressions of FFXIV Patch 5.4, discuss the passing of FFXIV Dad of Light blogger Maidy, the possible cancellation of the FFXI Mobile game, and listen to Disc 3 of the Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack. At the end of the episode, they wax nostalgic on 2020.

We here at Phoenix Down Radio would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas, and a prosperous and Happy New Year! See you all in 2021!

Show notes
FFXI Mobile Cancelled?: https://gamerescape.com/2020/12/15/final-fantasy-xi-mobile-cancelled/
FFXIV Blogger Maidy passed away: https://twinfinite.net/2020/12/final-fantasy-xiv-maidy-passed-away/
FFXIV Director Yoshi-P blog post about Maidy: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/blog/003072.html
Final Fantasy artist Yoshitake Amano does Harley Quinn comic book cover: https://kotaku.com/yoshitaka-amanos-harley-quinn-cover-is-so-good-im-gonna-1845915615

Episode 127 – Food, Lore, and Food Dressed as Lore

In this week’s episode, Klauss, Taliz, and Seyrr finish their discussion on the Final Fantasy V Original Soundtrack, including their best track of the game, Clash on the Big Bridge. Seyrr discusses the story of the Bozja Incident, Taliz gives us 3 different versions of Salmon Meuniere, and Klauss kept things from going too far off the rails! Enjoy!

Show Notes:
New Final Fantasy XI Story: http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/resurgence/ Final Fantasy XV: The Dawn of the Future book now available: https://squareenixmangaandbooks.square-enix-games.com/en-us/product/9781646090006
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 Preliminary notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/4f18bc98879389862f5d3dd61e3b3da623e3670d
Final Fantasy V Orignal Soundtrack info: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_V:_Original_Sound_Version

Episode 123 – The Song of the Wild Rose

In this episode, Taliz and Klauss dive into the soundtrack of Final Fantasy II, bringing Taliz back to his early days playing Japanese imported cartridges. The pair also talk about the cancellation of the NA FanFest in November, the PS5 reveal, and the FFXI Anniversary event. Enjoy!

Show Notes:
FFXIV Community fundraiser supporting ACLU: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ffxivcommunityfundraiser Akhmorning (another FFXIV group) supporting the Black Lives Matter organization: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/black-lives-matter-to-akhmorning
Letter from the Producer LXIII: https://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/420143
PS5 Future of Gaming showcase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuLci-lSeCo
SE Project Athia trailer: https://youtu.be/doe3kUqHIcM
Final Fantasy II Soundtrack playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0aVvwC4fVEcu7VH7y8bkA6

Episode 121 – Spoony Bards

In this week’s episode Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz begin a new series of discussions (a prelude if you will) on music from the Final Fantasy games, from iconic pieces present in most of the games, to the masters who created these works of art. We also talk a bit about the 18th “Vana’versary” of Final Fantasy XI and the upcoming Moogle Treasure Trove event in FFXIV. Enjoy!

Show notes:
– May Update is live: https://gamerescape.com/2020/05/11/final-fantasy-xis-minimal-may-update-has-arrived/
– Possible FFXI Remake images leaked: https://web.archive.org/web/20200507004335/https://www.wonpyo.com/ffxir
– Moogle Treasure Trove – The Hunt for Law: https://sqex.to/5vczI
Final Fantasy musical medleys
– Prelude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqZghYkfwLM&t=89s
– Victory theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXHmL1VESm8
– Main Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db8gnFeM8Ls
– Chocobo Themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMt-48JSFl4
– Moogle Themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnN4OIZsHmw

Episode 115 – Kweh!

This week, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz give their spoiler-free impressions of Patch 5.2 in Final Fantasy XIV. The trio also talks about Final Fantasy’s presence at PAX East, new trailer and screenshots of Summons and more from Final Fantasy VII Remake, news from Nexon on the FFXI mobile game, and updates on the Dissidia Final Fantasy franchise. Enjoy!

Show notes
SE cancels Fan Gatherings, live panels at PAX East due to Coronavirus threat: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c04aaecf77dbdea74592b981b495cf50794896f0

FFVII Remake Opening cinematic: https://youtu.be/8IrheLf0Ki0 Screenshots and footage of Summons in FFVII: http://novacrystallis.com/2020/02/final-fantasy-vii-remake-shows-off-chocobo-chick-carbuncle-and-cactuar-summons/
FFVII Side quests, weapons, materia, and more: http://novacrystallis.com/2020/02/final-fantasy-vii-remake-screenshots-debut-side-quests-summons-and-more/

FFXI Mobile still in the works: https://twinfinite.net/2020/02/nexon-final-fantasy-xi-r2-consoles/?fbclid=IwAR1AODnOrLzedKiV84JFZWEkvbfATG3IsSIz0yJcgU_v8XYfA8F8rAwq6AI

FFBE War of the Visions preregistration: https://prereg.wotvffbe.com/

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Ending content updates: http://novacrystallis.com/2020/02/on-going-support-for-dissidia-final-fantasy-nt-to-discontinue-in-march/