50 episodes

A Final Fantasy Fan podcast, we discuss all things Final Fantasy, from the latest news to discussing the stories, music, and lore within the different games and sharing our passion for this iconic series.

Phoenix Down Radio - Not Just Another Final Fantasy Podcast‪!‬ Phoenix Down Radio

    • Leisure
    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

A Final Fantasy Fan podcast, we discuss all things Final Fantasy, from the latest news to discussing the stories, music, and lore within the different games and sharing our passion for this iconic series.

    Episode 201 – Fire & Ice

    Episode 201 – Fire & Ice

    In this week's episode, Seyrr and Klauss talk about FFXIV Dawntrail Early access, Final Fantasy IX Remake being accidentally leaked again by Epic Games, and a fun opinion piece on the future of Final Fantasy. The pair then discuss disc 4 of the Final Fantasy XVI soundtrack. Enjoy!



    Show Notes Final Fantasy 9 remake accidentally confirmed early by Epic Games - by Angharad Redden: https://www.gamingbible.com/news/final-fantasy-9-remake-epic-games-store-985095-20240612Square Enix reveals a special 10th Anniversary edition of Final Fantasy XIV (but only for Europe at the moment) - by Paula Vaynshteyn: https://www.destructoid.com/square-enix-reveals-a-special-10th-anniversary-edition-of-final-fantasy-xiv/Welcome to Dawntrail Early Access!: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/a4693aceba7eb738ca301893016f0a14c34db2dcPatch 7.0 Notes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d7db61f938f9cea65e4c5cd261918edb036b3004Updated Material Usage License Agreement: https://support.na.square-enix.com/rule.php?id=5382&la=1&tag=authcYoshi-P Tempts Fate, Says 'Almost No Chance' of Final Fantasy 14: Dawntrail Server Woes - by Khayl Adam: https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2024/06/yoshi-p-tempts-fate-says-almost-no-chance-of-final-fantasy-14-dawntrail-server-woesFFXIV Dawntrail’s graphics update really is a game changer- by Harvey Randall: https://www.pcgamer.com/games/final-fantasy/ff14-dawntrail-s-graphics-update-really-is-a-game-changer-breathing-life-colour-and-atmosphere-into-the-11-year-old-mmo/Final Fantasy 17 Needs to Buck the Series' Biggest Trend - by Hayes Madsen: https://www.inverse.com/gaming/final-fantasy-17-comedyFinal Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack - Disc 4: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XVI_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Four_(1:14:03)

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 200 – Press On!

    Episode 200 – Press On!

    In our 200th episode, Klauss and Seyrr discuss the fallout from the Square Enix Investors meeting held in May, including the weaker than expected sales of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Final Fantasy XVI and their 3-year restructuring plan which includes a number of layoffs in the NA and EU sectors. The pair then delve into the 3rd disc from the Final Fantasy XVI Soundtrack. We hope you enjoy!



    Show notes: Square Enix changes name of Creative Business Unit III, Yoshi-P’s job title - by Daniel Bueno: https://www.siliconera.com/creative-business-unit-iii-name-and-naoki-yoshida-job-title-changed/SE President bemoans weak Final Fantasy sales - by Rich Stanton: https://www.pcgamer.com/games/rpg/square-enix-president-bemoans-weak-final-fantasy-sales-and-says-his-restructure-is-existential-our-winning-formula-is-no-longer-effective/SE announces “Aggressive” shift in multiplatform strategy - by Wesley LeBlanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/05/13/square-enix-will-aggressively-pursue-multiplatform-strategy-in-company-rebootSE confirms layoffs are part of the restructuring plan - by Andy Robinson: https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/square-enix-confirms-us-eu-layoffs-as-part-of-restructuring/Final Fantasy VII Remake team wants to give players more freedom and new gameplay in series finale - by Ayuo Kawase: https://automaton-media.com/en/news/final-fantasy-7-remake-team-wants-to-give-players-more-freedom-and-new-gameplay-in-the-trilogys-final-part/Leaker reports FFIX Remake currently in Development - by Lance Gose: https://gamerant.com/final-fantasy-9-remake-in-development-leak/Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack, Disc 3: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XVI_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Three_(1:13:44)

    Episode 199 – Too Bloody Quiet

    Episode 199 – Too Bloody Quiet

    In this week's episode, Klauss and Seyrr talk about FFXIV Producer Live Letter 80, the new FFXVI DLC that was just released, and delve into disc 2 of the FFXVI Original Soundtrack. We hope you enjoy!



    Show NotesMultiple Final Fantasy games leaving Playstation Plus Extra in May - by Dalton Cooper: https://gamerant.com/ps-plus-extra-games-leaving-may-2024-final-fantasy/FFXIV Dawntrail benchmark demo is out: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/FFXIV Dawntrail Benchmark Screenshot sweepstakes: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/d7dedfecba5d6db3afa08d2473b88d478e979285FFXIV Live Letter 80 coverage - by Tony Garsow: https://novacrystallis.com/2024/04/final-fantasy-xiv-live-letter-80-summary-graphics-update-new-blacklist-features/FFXVI DLC The Rising Tide is live: https://na.finalfantasy.com/news/2532Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack - Disc 2: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XVI_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_Two_(54:12) 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 198 – A Land of Eikons

    Episode 198 – A Land of Eikons

    This week, Seyrr and Klauss delve into the first disc of the Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack along with all the news happening in the Final Fanatsy world. Enjoy!



    Show Notes FFVII Remake part 3 “Off to the races” according to director, who also wants to be “Done with this marathon of projects” - by Hope Bellingham: https://www.gamesradar.com/final-fantasy-7-remake-part-3-is-off-to-the-races-already-according-to-its-director-who-also-wants-to-be-done-with-this-absolute-marathon-of-projects/Nobuo Uematsu would be honored to make the main theme for the FFVII Remake Trilogy finale - by Isaiah Colbert: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-composer-nobuo-uematsu-would-be-honored-to-return-for-remake-trilogy-finaleFFVII Director promoted to SE Executive Staff - by Wesley LeBlanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/04/03/final-fantasy-vii-rebirths-director-has-been-promoted-to-square-enixs-executiveThe Struggles of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - by Christian Angeles: https://www.comicsbeat.com/the-struggles-with-final-fantasy-7-rebirth/FFXIV x FFXVI Crossover is live, features Clive’s outfit, and best boy minion and mount - by Wesley LeBlanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/04/03/the-final-fantasy-xiv-and-xvi-crossover-event-is-live-and-features-new-storylineFFXIV Xbox players getting banned for recruiting for their Free Companies - by Kenneth Shepard: https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-14-xbox-ban-free-company-recruitment-1851378576FFXVI’s April update will fix the game’s most annoying flaw - by Lee Brady: https://www.truetrophies.com/news/final-fantasy-xvi-free-update-april-2024Final Fantasy XVI Original Soundtrack Disc 1: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_XVI_Original_Soundtrack#Disc_One_(1:01:25)

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 197 – Rebirth in the Other World

    Episode 197 – Rebirth in the Other World

    In this episode, Klauss and Seyrr discuss recent news in and adjacent to the world of Final Fantasy, including the passing of Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball and how FFXIV players have held vigils to honor Toriyama's legacy in-game, the upcoming FFXIV 14-hour broadcast, the Xbox Series X/S version's release date, Little Ladies' Day and Hatching-tide, and how FFXIV and FFXVI will be at PAX East. Enjoy!



    Show Notes Famous Manga author Akira Toriyama passed away at age 68 - by Thao Nguyen: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/movies/2024/03/08/dragon-ball-akira-toriyama-death/72892266007/ FFXIV Players hold in-game vigils for Akira Toriyama - by James Ratcliff: https://gamerant.com/final-fantasy-14-players-akira-toriyama-vigils/ FFXIV 14-hour broadcast schedule for April 12th at 8PM PT: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/44e1f77e68c4ab007b3ca552717875082fdc77c0 FFXIV Little Ladies’ Day and Hatching-tide starts March 14th: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2024/Little_Ladies_Day_Hatching_tide/fnvycqn3ol FFXIV/FFXVI at PAX East: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/topics/detail/ecb99281d7e5767c937060e29a88aee7c743a98d FFXIV confirms controversial Endwalker endgame activity is changing in Dawntrail - by Eric Law: https://gamerant.com/final-fantasy-14-dawntrail-relic-weapon-quests-changing-endwalker/ Possibility of additional FFXVI DLC is not zero, but you shouldn’t really expect more - by Wesley LeBlanc: https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/03/08/final-fantasy-xvi-the-possibility-of-more-dlc-is-not-zero-but-you-really-shouldnt One fan spent 3 years saving a Final Fantasy game before it shut down - by Ash Parrish: https://www.theverge.com/24094441/final-fantasy-opera-omnia-mobile-game-preservation-square-enix

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 196 – The Rebirth of the Remake

    Episode 196 – The Rebirth of the Remake

    This week, Klauss and Seyrr talk about the buzz surrounding Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, the new demo that dropped this week, and other news regarding remake speculation for other Final Fantasy games. Seyrr then takes us down the Remake/Remaster rabbit hole with a fun discussion about what a remake is. Enjoy!



    Show Notes: FFVI director believes a proper remake would take about 20 years - by Ryan Dinsdale: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-6-remake-would-take-about-20-years-to-make-original-director-saysFFVII Rebirth lead is cool to do a 2D/HD remake of FFVI (like Octopath Traveler - by Hirun Cryer: https://www.gamesradar.com/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-lead-is-down-for-a-final-fantasy-6-remake-in-the-hd-2d-style-of-octopath-travelerFinal Fantasy VII Rebirth is BIG! - by Jesse Lennox: https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-preload-guide/FFVII Rebirth Demo is live, features a playable Sephiroth - by Jess Cogswell: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-demo-is-now-live-and-features-a-playable-sephiroth/1100-6520862/Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo is Hiding Easter Eggs of Two Legendary Super Bosses - by Mike Reyes: https://en.as.com/meristation/news/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-demo-is-hiding-easter-eggs-for-two-legendary-super-bosses-n/FFVII Rebirth fans are getting creative with the in-game piano in the demo - by Ed Nightingale: https://www.eurogamer.net/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-fans-are-getting-creative-with-its-in-game-pianoFFVII Rebirth concludes at the end of the original game’s Disc 1 - by Phil Hornshaw: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/final-fantasy-7-rebirth-concludes-at-the-end-of-the-originals-disc-1/1100-6520864/Final Fantasy VIII Director would change the combat system if it ever got remade - by Matt Purslow: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-8-director-would-change-the-combat-system-in-a-remakeFFXIV XBox beta starts Feb 21, requires Game Pass on top of sub - by Ryan Dinsdale: https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-14-requires-game-pass-subscription-to-play-on-xboxFFXIV Valentiones Day celebration runs until Feb 21: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodestone/special/2024/Valentiones_Day/ob5mppsb6xFan-made Final Fantasy IX “Memoria Project”: https://www.ffix-memoria.com/

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Elsie-Rose83 ,

Always entertaining

This podcast offers a little something for everyone, from excellent in-game music discussion to current gaming news to hilarious takes on everything Final Fantasy. You don’t have to be a game expert to enjoy, but there’s certainly something for experts as well. The hosts play well against each other and always find a way to make it fun.

Styxx297 ,

Love

I play A guy named Nuadha Cathasaigh on Excalibur and this podcast has really made my recent jump in not feel so confusing or lonely. Love it

Kane Thorbreaker ,

I finally got a itunes

I love these guys Klauss is an amazing guy just met him at anime detour fantastic human being Luna love you your great missed you all these months its not the same without you. Seyrr your lore segments are what hooked me. and your fabulous banter with klauss is love. Chille what can i say about chille except get some sleep man i mean how many podcasts does this man do 5 10 50...sleep man sleep but really love you and the work you do since the begining 10/10 would listen again

Top Podcasts In Leisure

DaBaddest Radio
Dear Media
Critical Role
Critical Role
Tales from the Stinky Dragon
Stinky Dragon
Duck Call Room
Si Robertson & Justin Martin
李诞
李诞
ClutterBug - Organize, Clean and Transform your Home & Life
Clutterbug

You Might Also Like