Episode 195 – Neverending Nightmare

This week, Seyrr and Klauss go over the fourth and final disc from the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack. The duo also discuss a number of news articles relating to the upcoming release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Final Fantasy XIV. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has an official Sony TV – by Liam Croft: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2024/01/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-now-has-its-own-official-sony-tv
Final Fantasy VII Remake Story recap video prepares us for Rebirth – by Jenni Lada: https://www.siliconera.com/final-fantasy-vii-remake-story-recap-video-preps-us-for-ffvii-rebirth/
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Complete version getting a 2-day viewing in US Theaters before launch of Rebirth – by Christina Alexander: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-advent-children-complete-receives-two-day-viewing-in-us-theaters
Final Fantasy XIV’s Live Action series ‘dead’ – by Wesley LeBlanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/01/25/final-fantasy-xiv-live-action-tv-series-dead-says-the-production-company-behind-it#:~:text=The%20Final%20Fantasy%20XIV%20live,that%20was%20working%20on%20it
Final Fantasy XIV Black Edition HORI Tactical Assault Comander keypad preorders are live: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/81185cc78888f7ac84216842f45ef3907bd84c06
FFXIV x FFXI THe Maiden’s Rhapsody event is live again: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2024/The_Maidens_Rhapsody/flf9m2g38k
FFXIV Moogle Treasure Trove: The First Hunt for Genesis event runs Jan 30 – March 11: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/mogmog-collection/202401/8degg9wgnk
Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack Disc 4:
https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XV:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Four_(1:17:07)

Episode 194 – Over the Waves

In the first episode of 2024, Klauss and Seyrr discuss the 3rd disc of the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack, as well as the latest news from FFXIV Fan Fest Tokyo, updates on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, and more! Enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy XVI, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth win at the Game Awards – by Eddie Makuch: https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/all-the-game-awards-2023-winners-revealed/2900-4977/#1
FFVII Rebirth teases new story developments for returning character – by J Brodie Shirey: https://gamerant.com/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-biggs/
Final Fantasy XIV FanFest Tokyo introduces new Magic DPS, female Hrothgar, and more! By Tony Garsow: https://novacrystallis.com/2024/01/final-fantasy-xiv-dawntrail-reveals-pictomancer-job-female-hrothgar-and-new-areas/
Full Trailer: https://youtu.be/kgiuQwzB6aU
Final Fantasy XIV Producer would still play the game even if SE fired him – by Dustin Bailey: https://www.gamesradar.com/if-square-enix-fired-him-final-fantasy-14s-yoshi-p-says-hed-still-play-the-mmo-and-just-complain-to-the-development-team/
Final Fantasy XVI’s First DLC Adds a Feature the Game Sorely Needed – by Hayes Madsen: https://www.inverse.com/gaming/final-fantasy-16-dlc-echoes-of-the-fallen-review-opinion-impressions
FFXVI on PC Shows signs of life, producer says it will run best on SSD – by Ted Litchfield: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-16-on-pc-shows-signs-of-life-with-producer-yoshi-p-saying-it-will-run-best-on-an-ssd/
Final Fantasy XVII should be handed over to the younger generation, says Yoshida – by Jordan Gerblick: https://www.gamesradar.com/yoshi-p-floats-ideas-for-final-fantasy-17-a-real-time-turn-based-hybrid-and-a-return-to-pixel-art/
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia Ending in 2024- by Arielle Haddad: https://www.siliconera.com/dissidia-final-fantasy-opera-omnia-ending-in-2024/
Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack – Disc 3: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XV:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Three_(1:16:08)

Episode 192 – Broken Down

This week, Seyrr and Klauss talk about the news coming from FanFest 2023 in London, new stage shows in production in Japan based on FFXVI and FF:Brave Exvius, and we reminisce while listening to disc 1 of the Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack. Enjoy!

Show Notes
SE is producing stage shows for FFBE and FFXVI – by Liv Ngan: https://www.eurogamer.net/square-enix-is-producing-another-final-fantasy-stage-play
All Saints’ Wake starts Oct 27th in FFXIV: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2023/All_Saints_Wake/gtjs3j7xq6
Fall Guys crossover coming to the Gold Saucer: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/fallguys/
FFXIV x FFXVI Crossover coming soon – by Tony Garsow: https://novacrystallis.com/2023/10/final-fantasy-xvi-collaboration-coming-to-final-fantasy-xiv/
FFXIV FanFest Keynote coverage – by Tony Garsow: https://novacrystallis.com/2023/10/final-fantasy-xiv-dawntrail-reveals-viper-job-new-locations-and-ffxi-collab/
Extended Dawntrail teaser trailer: https://youtu.be/2ISoqghadkE

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 177 – Daddy’s Got the Blues

After a 2-week break, Taliz, Seyrr, and Klauss are back! The trio discuss disc 2 of the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, go through the FFXIV Live Letter 74 digest, and talk about the plethora of Final Fantasy XVI news! Enjoy!

Show Notes:
Crisis Core: FFVII Reunion is more than a remaster – Written by Erren Van Duine: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/11/crisis-core-final-fantasy-vii-reunion-shows-its-more-than-a-remaster-in-new-trailer-screenshots-and-system-specs/
Crisis Core Launch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65lCz22aopY
FFXVI will have another playable character – Written by Ed Nightingale: https://www.eurogamer.net/clive-wont-be-the-only-playable-character-in-final-fantasy-16
FFXVI Rated Mature for Sex Scenes and Hate Crimes – Written by Isaiah Colbert: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-16-mature-rating-sex-hate-crimes-drug-use-1849841663
FFXVI Director Yoshida to appear at The Game Awards – written by Wesley Leblanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/11/30/final-fantasy-16-producer-to-appear-at-the-game-awards-as-release-date-speculation-ramps
FFXVI Release date leaked – written by Jesseyriche Cortez: https://clutchpoints.com/final-fantasy-16-release-date-reportedly-leaked
FFXIV Live Letter 74 Recap – Written by Erren Van Duine: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/11/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-74-summary-patch-6-3-launches-early-january-2023/
Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack Disc 2: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_two_(55:50)

Episode 176 – The Hanging Edge

In this week’s episode, Taliz rejoins Klauss and Seyrr to discuss Disc 1 of the Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, the latest news from Final Fantasy XIV and XVI, as well as talk about the current status of our Extra Life 2022 campaign! Enjoy!

Show Notes
FFXIV Patch 6.28 Patch notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/c8900c4aae544f7a013a49553aa104c1961a5c87
FFXIV Tactics Ogre Reborn Screenshot Contest: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/8ac9b0fc856404b7052e788422f08f385fd1e765
FFXVI is 95% done, release date expected at end of the year written by Darryn Bonthuys: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-is-95-done-release-date-reveal-expected-by-the-end-of-the-year/1100-6508903/
FFXVI devs talk about lore, GoT comparisons, and representation following latest trailer release written by Kat Bailey: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-square-enix-interview-lore
SE’s first Ethereum NFT game announced, Symbiogenesis written by Andrew Hayward: https://decrypt.co/113471/final-fantasy-square-enix-reveals-first-ethereum-nft-game
Final Fantasy XIII – Disc 1: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XIII:_Original_Soundtrack

Episode 171 – To Walk Amongst Gods

After taking a short break, Klauss and Seyrr are back to talk about Disc 4 of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack. The pair also talk about the recent FFXIV Live Letter and the upcoming release of Patch 6.2. Enjoy!

Show Notes
FFXIV NA Datacenter update from Yoshida: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/e13e28fd82fd1ac87478cb455d988544359c371f
FFXIV Patch 6.2 Special Site now live: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/endwalker/patch_6_2/
FFXIV Live Letter 72 overview: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/08/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-72-summary-patch-6-2-launches-august-23/
Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack Disc 4: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XII:_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Four_(1:13:52)

Episode 170 – Try to Grow Up!

This week, Seyrr and Klauss play through disc 3 of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack, talk about Yoshida’s latest interviews regarding Final Fantasy XVI, and discuss the most recent news from Final Fantasy VII and Crisis Core. We hope you enjoy!

Show Notes
Final Fantasy Crystalline Resonance Piano Concert series: http://www.wildfaery.com/info/en/our-productions-en/ffcr-en
Final Fantasy VII INTERgrade added to PS+ Extra lineup of games for July: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/07/13/playstation-plus-game-catalog-lineup-for-july-stray-final-fantasy-vii-remake-intergrade-marvels-avengers/
SE Says Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is PS5 exclusive due to PS5 SSD speeds: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/square-enix-has-explained-why-final-fantasy-7-rebirth-is-a-ps5-exclusive/
Crisis Core Remake story will not be changing to align with FF7R story: https://www.cbr.com/crisis-core-wont-change-story-ff7-remake/
Buster sword design changed to link Zack to Cloud: https://gamerant.com/crisis-core-final-fantasy-7-reunion-changes-buster-sword/
SE cracks down on FC that used FFXIV IP to advertise in-game event with IRL billbords: https://www.dexerto.com/final-fantasy/square-enix-crack-down-ffxiv-event-organizers-billboards-viral-1864004/
Open-World FFXVI would have taken 15 years to make, says YoshiP: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/an-open-world-final-fantasy-16-wouldve-taken-15-years-to-make-claims-producer/
FFXVI moved away from turn-based combat to draw in younger gamers: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/final-fantasy-16-ditched-turn-based-combat-to-appeal-to-younger-generations-producer-says/

Episode 169 – Discord [PDR Version]

This week, Klauss and Seyrr dive into the second disc of the Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack. They also talk about the latest FFXIV Letter from the Producer Live, the end of service for Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and the latest news from Yoshi-P regarding Final Fantasy XVI. Enjoy!

Show Notes
FF Record Keeper announced end of service: https://noisypixel.net/final-fantasy-record-keeper-global-ending-september-2022
FFXIV Live Letter 71 Summary: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/07/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-71-summary-patch-6-2-coming-late-august-2022
Interviews with Yoshida on FFXVI
Gamespot: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-is-an-ambitious-more-mature-entry-in-the-series-says-producer/1100-6504803/
Game Informer: https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2022/06/21/an-interview-with-naoki-yoshida-on-eikons-boss-fights-and-when-well-see-more
IGN: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-16-everything-we-learned

Episode 166 – Never Forget Them

This week, Seyrr and Klauss talk about Disc 4 of the Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack. The pair also talk about the pending sale of SE’s Western studios, the upcoming Uniqlo x FF collaboration in the US, good news from stemming from the FF XVI production team, and a questionable Tifa resin statue preorder. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Embracer Group to buy SE Montreal, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and over 50 IP’s from Square Enix: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/05/embracer-group-enters-agreement-to-purchase-eidos-interactive-and-crystal-dynamics-from-square-enix
Final Fantasy x Uniqlo collaboration comes to the US May 16th: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/uniqlo-x-final-fantasy-collaboration-heads-to-the-us-on-may-16/
FFXVI in its final stages of development: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/final-fantasy-xvi-is-in-the-final-stages-of-development/
Jack Garland joins DFFOO in Japan: https://novacrystallis.com/2022/04/jack-garland-joins-dissidia-final-fantasy-opera-omnia/
Final Fantasy fans stunned by new Tifa statue available for pre-order (Not from SE): https://www.thegamer.com/final-fantasy-tifa-statue-eastudio-favorgk