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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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May 23, 2018

We were lucky enough to be invited to play Kingdom Hearts 3 at the Kingdom Hearts 3 Premier Invitation Event in Los Angeles... and we're going to tell you all about it, as Churro is reporting on location this episode!

To give you a quick run-down on the aspects we're going to cover... of course we're going to look at the demo contents, how great it looked, the different mechanics available, the worlds and the mini-games. But, oh, there's so much more!

And even though there's so much to talk about, there's even a small questions segment at the end of the episode!

May 15, 2018

We've unfortunately had to delay episode 172 of Final Fantasy Union due to illness. Hopefully we'll be on the mend soon so that we can still record a show, but it'll likely come out this weekend.

Apologies that we couldn't make it work this time around guys, we've really tried, but our voices just aren't up to the task :(

May 8, 2018

We've learnt some new details about the release of Utada's theme tune for Kingdom Hearts 3, and there's speculation that it may coincide with the release of a new trailer in or around E3 2018.

Branden also quizzes Churro about his newfound obsession with Union Cross, and the how he feels about getting the chance to play some of Kingdom Hearts 3!

On top of that, there's also plenty of time for some questions to round out this rather action-packed episode of Kingdom Hearts goodness!

May 1, 2018

It's time to look to the future, so this episode we're talking about our hopes and dreams for Final Fantasy XVI!

We'll be running through numerous topics relating to Final Fantasy XVI, including when we think it'll actually be announced, what kind of experience we're looking to see and when we think it'll be released.

We're also got a ton of questions this episode where we'll be discussing mini-games, Theatrhythm, music and underrated Final Fantasy games!

Apr 24, 2018

Not too long ago, Square Enix hosted an event for KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] and there was tons of stuff there! 

This ranged from Kingdom Hearts 3 mini-games that were available to play, through to a new trailer for the game being shown off to those in attendance. It means there's an absolute boat load of things to discuss!

As always, we also have a ton of questions to answer and this time we're talking about the potential for an expanded Hundred Acre Wood story, the Keyblade War and potential future episodes of the podcast!

Apr 17, 2018

We've known it's been coming, but the new wave of DLC for Final Fantasy XV has now been fully revealed.

This episode Darryl and Lauren spend some time talking through the different Episodes that were revealed during PAX East 2018, including the content they will contain and when they will actually release.

There's also some other news relating to Final Fantasy XV in the form of Comrades becoming a standalone and some updates to the Windows Edition!

And, we're also talking about Final Fantasy cross-over titles. Which games would we like to see blend together with our beloved franchise? 

Apr 10, 2018

It's time to talking some newmors this episode, as a voice actor has said they're working on a new "Kingdom of Hearts" game. Another voices have also said they're working on a game, but which one is it?

Branden, Churro and Sabrina discuss the possibilities here, while also tackling some rather intricate questions.

They'll be talking about whether they'd want a remake of the original Kingdom Hearts, but using Kingdom Hearts 3 as a base, and what they think will happen with saving in Kingdom Hearts 3, as the games often have a more traditional save system.

Apr 3, 2018

This episode, inspired by re-watching Disney's Robin Hood, we're discussing entry points into the franchise, and how that may affect opinions about the older games!

It leads to a discussion around the storytelling we've seen in the different eras and whether or not newer fans will have the same positive experience when going back to play older titles.

In addition, there's also a smidgen of news coverage! We've got some updates to the Final Fantasy XV Universe, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and even a little bit extra on the side!

Mar 27, 2018

Can you believe that the Kingdom Hearts franchise is now 16 years old? We can't either! And that's what we're talking about today as Branden is joined by Churro to talk about what it's like to have been a fan throughout the years.

The guys also talk about how their perceptions have changed over time, whether or not the wait has been worth it to see a conclusion to the Xehanort saga and where they want the series to go now!

And of course, there are the customary questions about all sorts of things, from Kingdom Hearts 3 appearing on Switch to some classic lore.

We hope you enjoy!

Mar 20, 2018

We've got a bit of a chance of pace this episode, as Darryl and Lauren talk through some pieces of Final Fantasy music that really resonate with them.

Each of hosts has to select four pieces of music that personify a game in the franchise, music that gets them pumped or psyched to experience it!

Outside of that, we're also looking at some of the recent news, such as Noctis appear in Tekken 7, Vayne arriving in Dissidia NT and some new board members at Square Enix!

Mar 13, 2018

With Final Fantasy XV receiving so much DLC, we turn our attentions to what this might mean for Kingdom Hearts 3. It's one of the main questions that Branden and Churro run-through this episode, which also features a ton of other discussions.

There's even more detailed analysis from the D23 Expo video, including some snippets from Nomura about the fact everything they've shown is still very much a WIP. We've also got more information on the Gummi Ship and some new details around the Tangled World!

And to round out the episode, we've got a question about Sora's changing hair colour!

Enjoy :D

Mar 6, 2018

There's going to be even more DLC created for Final Fantasy XV, but how do we feel about this - has it ruined the overall experience? That's one of the questions tackled by Lauren and Darryl in this episode, amongst many, many others!

We're also talking about classic Square/Square Enix franchises that could potentially be revived, what kind of remake we'd like to see for future Final Fantasy titles and flat out, whether or not we think they should just stop producing more content for Final Fantasy XV!

It makes for a rather interesting episode, with plenty of different points of view on display and it's all rounded out with a sweet guitar arrangement!

We hope you guys enjoy!

Feb 27, 2018

We had so much Kingdom Hearts 3 news at D23 that we decided to dive into even more analysis this episode, as well as answering some pertinent questions!

It sees Branden, Churro and Sabrina discuss the D23 trailers in much more depth, as well as the worlds we now know will appear in Kingdom Hearts 3.

In addition, we've got three rather tasty questions related to Young Xehanort, potential Kingdom Hearts 3 censorship and Organisation XIII!

We hope you guys enjoy!

Feb 20, 2018

It's been a while since we've focussed on Final Fantasy news, but we've got a whole episode dedicated to it this time around!

Yep, we're going to be looking in-detail about how Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT performed after launch, from the perspective of sales and also from its critical reception. We've also got a small update regarding the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and then some rather extensive opinions about the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and its additional story content!

We hope you guys enjoy the episode!

Feb 13, 2018

D23 Expo just happened in Japan and there was a HUGE array of news relating to Kingdom Hearts 3!

Not only did we get an awesome new trailer, it revealed a whole host of new information, including a brand new world... Monsters Inc! This has been rumoured for a while, but it's great to see it fully realised.

We also got to see the Tangled world in action, learn more about the Toy Story world and Utada Hikaru's new theme tune was revealed to the world for the first time!

There's also a ton more discussed, so make sure you're fully tuned in for this bumper episode!

Feb 6, 2018

Dissidia NT has now been out for a week and we've got an extensive discussion about how we feel!

We'll be covering lots of different topics, from the story and the gameplay, through to the voice acting! And we'll be talking about it a lot, providing some constructive feedback where we feel it's necessary!

On top of that, we've also got questions from the community relating to 3rd party characters in Dissidia, favourite locations and favourite optional bosses!

Jan 30, 2018

It looks like OPM UK may have just revealed some huge story details for Kingdom Hearts 3... but is it too good to be true?

In an article within the magazine, they spoke about Kingdom Hearts 3 having a split-perspective story between Sora and Riku and there also being a Fantasia World... but did they just confuse it with Kingdom Hearts 3D?

We've also got questions about DLC, and potential ports of Chain of Memories to the Nintendo Switch.

Jan 23, 2018

Over the years, there have been so many different battle systems incorporated into Final Fantasy main series games, but what are the differences between them and which is our favourite? Well, that's exactly what we're discussing today on the podcast!

One of our premium Patreon supporters, Bleu Machine, also dropped in to talk about Dissidia NT and Final Fantasy XIII amongst other things.

And the show wouldn't be complete without a rundown of recent developments in the world of Final Fantasy, which includes our thoughts on the recent Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition debacle.

Jan 16, 2018

As we kick off 2018, we thought it would be the perfect time to dive into the Kingdom Hearts 3 rumour-mill to see what's happening!

And there's actually quite a lot to discuss, from leaks that have come from external development partners, through to musicians who are claiming to have worked on the project.

There's also some time for Branden to run-through questions relating to Kingdom Hearts Union X and dream battles that could take place in Kingdom Hearts 3!

 

Jan 9, 2018

Welcome to 2018 everyone, it's time to look at what we've got in store! So, for this episode we're running through all of the big Final Fantasy XV updates we've seen and what that means for us throughout 2018.

Yep, we're talking Episode Ardyn, we're talking expansive patches and we're talking expansions to the Final Fantasy XV Universe!

It makes for a rather fun-packed episode, with plenty of updates and we even have some other news thrown in too for good effect!

Dec 20, 2017

Next year is going to be a huge year for Kingdom Hearts 3 and if two new leaked screenshots are to be believed, things could get even crazier as they show a Monsters Inc. world in the game!

We discuss the rumour and implications all throughout the show, but that's not all!

To round out the year, we've also included the "Lost Episode" where we talk all about Kingdom Hearts merchandise and there's some pretty extensive detail here!

We hope you all have a happy holiday and we'll see you in 2018!

Dec 11, 2017

It's time for a change of pace, as this episode we're talking about 2017, but more from the perspective of what we got up to throughout the year!

We'll be talking house moves, different initiatives we've tried with the community, different games we've been playing, like NieR Automata and Nioh and in a more general sense, what it's actually been like to podcast this year.

We hope you enjoy this "retrospective" episode, and the fact we're publishing it a day earlier than normal! Happy holidays everyone :D

 

Dec 5, 2017

Amongst discussing recent Kingdom Hearts news, including platforms for potential Kingdom Heart 3 news, this episode Branden talks all about his recent trip to Tokyo!

Yep, Branden is talking all about visiting the Square Enix Cafe, as well as the Square Enix HQ and Artnia cafe!

In addition, there are also plenty of questions to run-through, such as why we haven't received much Kingdom Hearts 3 information recently, and whether we'll see some Kingdom Hearts characters appear in other games, like Super Smash Bros.

Nov 29, 2017

Square Enix has announced that they're planning to expand the World of Final Fantasy and that's what we're discussing in detail throughout the episode.

For starters, they've revealed a new game called World of Final Fantasy Meli-Melo, which will be releasing on smartphones in Japan, but they also stated that due to impressive sales, they will be looking to expand the franchise further in the future.

In addition, we also talk about news relating to Final Fantasy XV and some other smaller updates to the franchise!

 

Nov 21, 2017

With Kingdom Hearts 3 turning into a rather gorgeous looking game, which platform will be best to play it on? That's one of the questions the guys answer today, while talking through a ton of other topics.

There's an update on the total number of sales the series has managed to garner, as well as speculation on what Square Enix may choose to do with the Nintendo Switch!

We've also got questions about side quests and some theories that Branden will run through, as the whole gang get involved!

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