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:

Episode 154 – Leftovers Good!

This week, Taliz, Seyrr, and Klauss discuss the Final Fantasy news coming out of SE’s Tokyo Game Show panel, including the new Stranger of Paradise PS5 demo and trailer, the announcement of Chocobo GP for Switch, and the new trailer for the mobile Battle Royale game Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. We then listen to and reminisce over Disc 2 of Final Fantasy IX’s Original Soundtrack. Enjoy!

Show Notes
New logo for the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy: https://www.siliconera.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Final-Fantasy-35th-Anniversary-Logo-01.jpg
A New World: Final Fantasy is starting to book dates for next year’s tour: https://ffnewworld.com/
New Stranger of Paradise demo, trailer, and release date: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-01-stranger-of-paradise-final-fantasy-origin-gets-march-release
FFVII: The First Soldier Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnbr7SG3bag
The Appeal and Potential of RPG with Naoki Yoshida and Hironubu Sakaguchi: https://youtu.be/vWD9FEIxcsI

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 146 – Final Fantasy Gets Dark

Content warning: Some of the discussion in this week’s episode regarding the Sorrow of Werlyt sidequest gets a bit dark, and talks about some potentially traumatic subjects that may be hard to listen to. Listener discretion is advised.

In this week’s episode, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz discuss FFXIV Patch 5.55, a rumored Souls-like from Team Ninja based in the world of the original Final Fantasy, and go in-depth about the Sorrow of Werlyt sidequest. We also talk about the passing of Kentarou Miura, creator of the manga series Berserk, and the affect it had on not only the FFXIV player base, but also its creators. We hope you enjoy!

Show notes:
SE Set to announce a new Action RPG FF Spinoff: https://www.fanbyte.com/news/rumor-square-enix-set-to-announce-a-new-action-rpg-final-fantasy-spinoff
Patch 5.55 notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/fdea72f70dafb7da0f7145ebc3f8c7d56dacb702
Naoki Yoshida on the passing of Kentarou Miura: https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-14s-naoki-yoshida-on-the-death-of-berserk-creator-kentaro-miura-its-unfathomable

Phoenix Down Radio Episode 143 – Patch 5.5 Spoiler Free Impressions

In this episode, Klauss, Taliz, and Seyrr talk about the newest Final Fantasy XIV Patch, the new FFXIV PS5 beta client, and the latest FFVII Remake DLC information. Enjoy!

Show Notes
SE denies rumors of potential sale of company: https://nypost.com/2021/04/16/final-fantasy-maker-square-enix-denies-sale-reports/
FFVII Remake DLC INTERmission will be PS5 exclusive, not included with PS5 free upgrade: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-remakes-yuffie-dlc-title-new-details-revealed
FFVII Remake INTERmission will be $20: https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/final-fantasy-intergrade-price/
FFXIV PS5 Beta is live: https://blog.playstation.com/2021/04/12/final-fantasy-xiv-onlines-ps5-open-beta-arrives-tomorrow-heres-what-you-need-to-know/#sf244886767
Patch 5.5 Patch Notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/6526ce95a595e8a557b55736f85f19687dc11883

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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 139 – Whatever…

In this week’s episode, Seyrr, Taliz, and Klauss jump back into their discussions on the soundtracks of Final Fantasy with Disc 1 of FFVIII, a very different style of game from any of its predecessors, but it features an amazing musical score. Enjoy!In this week’s episode, Seyrr, Taliz, and Klauss jump back into their discussions on the soundtracks of Final Fantasy with Disc 1 of FFVIII, a very different style of game from any of its predecessors, but it features an amazing musical score. Enjoy!

Episode 138 – A Noutype of Healer

In this episode, Taliz, Seyrr, and Klauss talk about all of the new Final Fantasy XIV news from the recent Announcement Showcase and Live Letter 62. We give our thoughts on the newly announced expansion, Endwalker, the new Sage healer job and other various details that were revealed, as well as talk about Patch 5.5 which is scheduled to release on April 13th. Taliz also gives us his take on The Bismark, an egg sandwich bigger than its namesakes. Hope you can digest all this goodness! Enjoy!

Show News
FFXIV 6.0: Endwalker Trailer – https://youtu.be/7-bkJ2ZoW6k
FFXIV Announcement Showcase coverage via Gamer Escape: https://gamerescape.com/2021/02/05/final-fantasy-xiv-endwalker-announced/
FFXIV Live Letter 62 summary also via Gamer Escape: https://gamerescape.com/2021/02/06/letter-from-the-producer-live-part-lxii-summary/
FFXII The Zodiac Age heads to XBox Game Pass, via Kotaku: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xii-the-zodiac-age-is-finally-headed-to-x-1846180101

Episode 136 – Launching a Meme into Space

In the first episode of 2021, Klauss, Seyrr, and Taliz talk about the Heavensturn event in Final Fantasy XIV, discuss FFXIV Director Yoshida’s New Years greeting, and talk about music from Disc 4 of the Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack. Enjoy!

Show Notes
Heavensturn event runs now until January 18th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2021/Heavensturn/ua6dxnj3ya
Yoshi-P’s New Year’s Greetings: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a022203cd5a5bafd4e7106d8b989cc8d495b3af4
FFVI Decisive Battle in Mario Maker 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5LQXEfqBgQ

Episode 129 – Five Fabulous Years

Phoenix Down Radio celebrates our fifth podcast anniversary with special guest FusionX from Gamer Escape. We talk about the FFXIV anniversary event, the Rising, as well as the launch issues of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, the new Opus XII launch date for the FF Trading Card Game, and wax nostalgic on the past 5 years of podcasting. We also had fun playing trivia with our listeners, and announced a contest! Share your favorite Final Fantasy memory with us for a chance at 1 of 3 different mounts in Final Fantasy XIV! Thank you for being with us for the past 5 years, and here’s to 5 more!

Show notes:
Issues with the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles launch: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/09/director_of_final_fantasy_crystal_chronicles_remaster_will_try_to_put_things_right
Final Fantasy XI September Update: https://www.mmorpg.com/final-fantasy-xi/news/final-fantasy-xi-september-update-details-provided-2000119315
Final Fantasy XIV’s The Rising event info: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2020/The_Rising/89gmadhdzc
Tales from the Shadows Part 1 – Small Mercies: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/tales_from_the_shadows/sidestory_05/
Tales from the Shadows Part 2 – A Dream Partnership: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/tales_from_the_shadows/sidestory_06/