With this year celebrating the 15th anniversary of the original game, this episode we're taking a trip down memory lane as we have a special segment focussed on the development of Kingdom Hearts.
It's a very detailed look at almost every aspect of development, from clashes with Disney, through to finding the correct musical score, so we hope you enjoy it!
As always, there's also plenty of news to run through and we have a question from the community about world-specific transformations in Kingdom Hearts 3!
It's a mega question episode this time around, as Darryl and Lauren run-through over 10 questions from members of the community!
Before that though, there's a bit of news, which relates to Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and also World of Final Fantasy.
The questions themselves are very broad, ranging from which Final Fantasy games we've achieved 100 percent completion on, through to merging Final Fantasy games and even what content we'd want to see for the future of Final Fantasy XV!
It's a bumper episode of Kingdom Hearts Union this time around as there's plenty of news to run through, as well as an interview that was published that featured Tetsuya Nomura and Yoko Shimomura.
Also be sure to check out the questions segment, as there's quite a few interesting little nuggets in there, as Branden is joined by Churro and Sabrina to talk about everything that's happened in the world of Kingdom Hearts over the past two weeks!
With the release of Final Fantasy XV dividing the fan base once again, this episode's featured topic (as suggested by a long-time listener!) is about that very topic... worst game syndrome. As let's face it, what we're seeing with Final Fantasy XV isn't a new thing.
We take a look back over the years to see how the franchise has changed, with the hope of understanding how we've got the situation we find ourselves in.
Outside of that, there's also news for Final Fantasy XV, the Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final Fantasy Explorers Force!
We hope you enjoy!
With this year serving as the 15th anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, it's time to take another look at what this year could mean for the franchise in terms of releases.
Kingdom Hearts 2.8 has already released and there's also Kingdom Hearts 1.5+2.5 on the horizon, but what's happening beyond that and what's the current development status for Kingdom Hearts 3. All will be discussed with episode!
We also have a question that deals with the best order to play the Kingdom Hearts 2.8 compilation, so there's plenty to discuss and enjoy!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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?
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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.
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!