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Final Fantasy & Kingdom Hearts Union

From GamingUnion.net, the 'Final Fantasy & Kingdom Hearts Union' series features two shows, 'Final Fantasy Union', hosted by Darryl and 'Kingdom Hearts Union' hosted by Branden. Each podcast concentrates on different areas of the these particular franchises with news, featured discussions, tons of community interaction and interviews with famous peoples! Join the crew for some great discussion.
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Feb 21, 2017

Hajime Tabata, who is of course the director of Final Fantasy XV, has been talking about the game's story. Specifically, he's talking about what they were looking to accomplish in terms of its focus and its depth.

In a separate interview, Tabata also spoke about what he wants to do now that Final Fantasy XV has been launched. He recalled a conversation he had with series creator, Sakaguchi!

We've also got some news about various games, like Mobius and the Final Fantasy VII Remake, as well as some questions from the community!

Feb 14, 2017

It's Valentine's Day everyone, so it's therefore the perfect time to read some awesome fan fiction! And that's what Branden does throughout this one hour special episode.

There are three glorious fan fictions featured in this episode, each with love as a central theme. We hope you guys enjoy this special episode, before we return back to normal broadcasting next episode!

Feb 7, 2017

Final Fantasy has turned 30 everyone, and Square Enix hosted an official event to kick off the year-long celebration.

We're joined by YouTuber Sue Lightning this episode to run-through everything that happened during the event and the aftermath!

There's news relating to Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy XV, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, the Final Fantasy VII Remake and more! We hope you enjoy it!

Feb 1, 2017

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is now here everyone, and it's time for us to take a deep dive into everything that this game offers.

The first part of the podcast is our standard review, looking at the graphics, gameplay, story and music for each part of the collection.

The second part of the podcast is a full-on spoilercast where we're running through everything offered within 0.2 and Back Cover! 

It's a pretty substantial episode, so we hope you guys enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed pulling it together!

Jan 24, 2017

As Final Fantasy turns 30 years old this year, this episode is focussed around our expectations for the year, with tons of predictions around potential announcements!

We already know that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood are releasing this year, but what about other titles such as Dissidia Arcade or Final Fantasy XV on PC?

Given the vast quantity of questions we had on our Final Fantasy XV review episode, we also have some spill-over this episode so there's an extended questions segment to run through them all!

Jan 17, 2017

Happy New Year Final Fantasy Union listeners!

As promised, we're kicking things off with our Final Fantasy XV review episode! It's scary to think that Final Fantasy XV has almost been out for two months now, but here we are and we're ready to give our thoughts, relatively spoiler free!

We'll take a look through the story, the gameplay, the various different things such as quests, the music, the graphics... it's a massive long conversation!

There are also some questions from the community thrown in at the end, so be sure to listen and let us know what you think!

Jan 10, 2017

Kingdom Hearts Union starts off the year with a bang, with Branden, Churro and Sabrina discussing all the news surrounding the impending release of Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and beyond!

Some reviews for Kingdom Hearts 2.8 have already started to surface and the Game Informer review detailed a lot of information about the game. On the Kingdom Hearts 3 news front there's a ton of debates about whether Utada will be involved with the game, as her father is making conflicting statements!

The bulk of the episode relates to Kingdom Hearts 3 and whether it will indeed come out in 2017. There are quite a few hints, but at this point, it's difficult to tell.

Dec 20, 2016

Wow, what a year it's been for Final Fantasy! We've had a ton of game releases, but it's also been a stellar year for announcements and events!

For this episode, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to round-out the year and run-through all of the big announcements! Yep, that means we'll be talking about Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV, the delay, the release, games like Final Fantasy Explorers and World of Final Fantasy and even Dissidia: Final Fantasy!

Thank you all for your support this year! Be sure to check back in the new year for our Final Fantasy XV special episode!

Dec 13, 2016

This episode of Kingdom Hearts Union is jam packed full of so many different cool topics, ranging from the announcement of a limited edition Kingdom Hearts PS4 to celebrate the 15th anniversary, through to when Sora will be added to World of Final Fantasy!

We also got the final Kingdom Hearts 2.8 trailer so that's discussed IN-DEPTH by Branden, Churro and Sabrina.

There's also some interesting questions, leading to discussions about the worlds appearing Kingdom Hearts 0.2 and Kingdom Hearts 3, as well as the graphical capabilities present within the Kingdom Hearts 1.5/2.5 HD Remaster, that will be releasing on PS4!

Dec 6, 2016

Yayyy, Final Fantasy XV is finally here everyone! After the longest wait imaginable, it's in our hands and our hearts!

Join us as we discuss the game's release and our impressions so far, as unfortunately we weren't able to play the game Day One like many of you lucky souls!

Either way, we still have plenty to discuss, relating to WHY we haven't been able to play it so far, and what happened in the lead-up to launch! We hope you enjoy! :D

Nov 30, 2016

We've got a ton of news on this episode of Kingdom Hearts Union, with new concert dates added to the World Tour and some new screenshots!

Yep, some new character renders have been released and there are questions.

Speaking of questions, we have another load of awesome questions from the community. They relate to the ending of the original game, through to whether Final Fantasy characters could similar to the Disney Princesses and if so, who would they be?

Nov 26, 2016

 

We had the awesome opportunity to speak with Liam Mulvey, who plays Libertus Ostium in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.

This interview provides an awesome insight into the production of the film and just the sheer scale of the production. There are also some questions about Libertus' hair, and whether or not we think we'll see him again in the Final Fantasy XV universe.

We hope you enjoy it, and we hope there are going to be many more interviews as part of this series! Fingers crossed! :D

Nov 23, 2016

With Final Fantasy XV on the horizon, we decided that it would be best to have this episode focus on reflection.

It's been a long development cycle, especially if you take it all the way back to the announcement of Final Fantasy Versus XIII and our lives have changed a lot in that time. So we decided it'd be interesting to think back and discuss how we felt during the different times.

We hope you enjoy the episode! We'll see you soon for some thoughts about the game, if we get to play it before we next record!

Nov 16, 2016

We've got plenty to discuss on this episode of Kingdom Hearts Union, as Branden is joined by Sabrina and Churro as they tackle all the latest news, while delving into a ton of questions from the community!

For one, the gang talk about Shinji Hashimoto's appearance at Lucca Comic and Games, where he spoke about Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 on PS4.

In addition, we have questions from the community relating to the potential influence the Final Fantasy VII Remake will have on Kingdom Hearts three and some thoughts about the Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Tokyo Game Show trailer!

Nov 9, 2016

World of Final Fantasy has now been out for a little while on both the PS4 and PS Vita, so we delve in to let you know what we thought about different aspects of the game!

For this episode, I'm joined by podcast veteran Spencer, who returns to share his experiences with the game and to add a different perspective to the review, as we're both at different points and are playing on different systems!

We've got a few fan-questions thrown in too! We hope you enjoy the review!

Nov 1, 2016

Everything went Kingdom Hearts crazy in the past fortnight, with new game announcements, information about support for other upcoming games.

Kingdom Hearts 1.5 and 2.5 will now be coming to the PS4, which means that come March, you will be able to experience every single Kingdom Hearts game on one single platform... it's the dream we've all been waiting for!

The guys also discuss the Kingdom Hearts possibilities when it comes to the recently announced Nintendo Switch!

It's a fun-packed episode, and we hope you really enjoy it!

 

Oct 25, 2016

Welcome to the 133rd episode of Final Fantasy Union! We've got plenty to talk about this episode, with the release of World of Final Fantasy (and the demo) and also a rather interesting Final Fantasy XV topic!

This specific topic, who we believe will die in Final Fantasy XV (if anyone) was suggested by one of our Patreon supporters. Join us, as we talk about various theories we've heard, and also what logically makes sense!

We hope you enjoy the discussions, there's plenty of theories abound! :D

Oct 18, 2016

It's a news-heavy episode this time around, as amongst other things, as Nomura has spoken to Dengeki magazine and revealed a ton of information!

There are discussions around the different box arts for the HD collections, Kingdom Hearts 2.8's support of the PS4 Pro, specifically 4K and that 0.2 is continuing to see improvements all the time! Nomura also said that next year will be a year of "nonstop" Kingdom Hearts news.

For questions, discussions relate to whether Kingdom Hearts 3 will run at 60fps and whether the Osaka studio will ever make anything other than Kingdom Hearts games!

We hope you enjoy! :D

Oct 11, 2016

Square Enix are all about the mobile games right now, so we discuss what this potentially means for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Will they release lots of supporting games, will they produce even more mobile spin-offs like G-Bike or will they do something completely different?

It's an interesting topic, and it's one that Jake Brown (Final Fantasy Peasant) joins us to discuss!

As Final Fantasy XV gets ever-closer, there's also quite a bit of news to plough through and we have other news relating to Theatrhythm: All-Star Carnival and World of Final Fantasy

Questions also make a triumphant return, with The Last Story, Final Fantasy XVI and the rivalry between WoFF and FFXV discussed.

Enjoy!

Oct 4, 2016

Branden and Churro are back to give you all your Kingdom Hearts goodness, with a boatload of news and questions from the community!

News this episode relates to Kingdom Hearts 3. Nomura did an interview where he talked about voice recordings and dissidia and Utada Hikaru has just released a new album!

On the subject of questions, the pair discuss a potential tie-in with Once Upon A Time, talk about what Kairi was doing at the End of the World in the original Kingdom Hearts and the Kingdom Hearts manga!

Sep 27, 2016

Tokyo Game Show 2016 has come and gone and we have plenty to talk about thanks to plenty of coverage around Final Fantasy XV.

 

To kick things off, our main discussion is about Final Fantasy XV on the PS4 Pro, what you can expect and whether you should even worry about this news. Oh, and we discuss the rumour that Final Fantasy XV was actually delayed to accommodate for this.

 

There also got a new trailer at TGS and a new summon was announced! Final Fantasy XV also topped a Famitsu poll and Square Enix launched a 30th Anniversary website! 

 

We hope you enjoy the episode, we managed to cram quite a lot in!

Sep 20, 2016

This year's Tokyo Game Show had a ton of news relating to Kingdom Hearts, but the big news related to the release date of Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue.

 

There was also a new trailer, featuring a brand spanking new rendition of Simply of Clean by Hikari and Nomura spoke more about what we can expect with Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and Kingdom Hearts 3.

 

With everything going crazy around the PS4 Pro, the main discussion this episode talks about how Kingdom Hearts will benefit from this new technology and whether it's worth getting a PS4 Pro or just sticking with the standard version.

 

It's a bumper episode this time around, so we hope you enjoy!

Sep 13, 2016

Wow, what an absolutely crazy two weeks it's been. In a bit of an usual style, this episode is all about what we've been up to over the past two weeks. Yes, that's right, there's no news - just our experiences!

 

For one, we had our third fan gathering this past weekend! It was great to meet some of our FFU listeners, but just to hang out with so many Final Fantasy fans. There were close to 150 in total and it made for an awesome day!

 

Darryl was able to attend the Abbey Road concert for Final Fantasy XV, which was a rather special night. That segment talks all about what it was like to hear the tracks live and also some impressions on the pieces themselves.

 

We hope you enjoy!

Sep 6, 2016

Kingdom Hearts Union is back in action and we've got a ton of content for you to digest! We've got loads of news around upcoming things for TGS and Kingdom Hearts X, as well as a small update on Kingdom Hearts First Breath.

 

The big topic is then... what is the door to darkness? This topic was suggested by one of our awesome listeners and it takes quite a bit of discussion to get to the bottom of it! We also have some other questions in there too, so we hope you enjoy listening to our answers.

 

If you've got something you want us to discuss, be sure to ask!

Aug 30, 2016

It's a jam-packed episode this time around we delve into Mobius: Final Fantasy, talk about a new Dissidia game and of course... speak about the Final Fantasy XV delay!

 

We've been thoroughly enjoying Mobius: Final Fantasy since it came out, so wanted to talk through why we feel it's better than Record Keeper and also Brave Exvius! It's a lengthy section, comprising about half the show.

 

We also take the time to tackle the Final Fantasy XV delay after its official confirmation and run through other news relating to a new character in Dissidia: Final Fantasy Arcade and the announcement of Dissidia: Final Fantasy Opera Omnia!

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