Jun 24, 2014
E3 2014 has come and gone and Final Fantasy Union is back to perform the post-mortem on the event. Darryl is joined by Lauren and special guest, Branden from Kingdom Hearts Union. They waste no time by jumping straight into the discussion. First up is the news (or lack there off) for FFXV at the show. They hypothesize when we might hear more news and where that news will come from. They then talk about Type-0 and Agito and its eventual release to the western audience. No release dates yet. Final Fantasy XIV had a lot of news about their new patch scheduled to release in early July. And finally, a brand new game was announced called Final Fantasy Explorers on the 3DS. Interestingly, it’s been rumored to be only a western release. See what the trio think about this new title and what it could mean! The Final Fantasy Quiz is BACK again and Darryl and Lauren put contestant, Chris, to the test. How does he do? Listen and find out! Rounding out this post-E3 episode is a wonderful remix from Final Fantasy 7 that you’re sure to enjoy! Even though E3 was a bit of a bust for Final Fantasy, we hope you enjoyed the show. Stay tuned for more news and podcast episodes coming soon and we’ll see you guys in a couple weeks!
Jun 10, 2014
Well, much to our disappointment, Square Enix has announced that there will be no new news for Kingdom Hearts at E3 2014. However, that doesn’t deter our awesome podcast team from making a great show. Branden is joined by Churro and Sabrina and they dive right on in to this extra long episode! First off, the gang talks about the announcement that SE made concerning KH3 and E3 this year. However, there was a new teaser trailer for the game and the trio give their thoughts and theories on what they trailer could mean. THEN, they reenact the trailer for your entertainment! Outside of KH3 news, we have release dates for KH 2.5 HD in Japan, North America, and Europe! Because E3 is upon us, the hosts have a special segment called “Games you should care about”. This is a segment about games you should play in the meantime while we wait for KH3 to hit shelves. The Burning Question for next time is “What game showed at E3 2014 are you most excited for apart from KH3 or FFXV?” Get your answers in! After that, it’s time for your questions and this show we have a great discussion about whether or not Riku will/should have a game devoted to him or if it should just stay with Sora. Shenanigans ensue! The show comes to a close with a wonderful remix from both KH and 358/2 that’s great fun. We hope you guys really enjoy E3 this year and we’ll see you again in a few weeks!
May 27, 2014
Another day, another episode of Final Fantasy Union! Welcome back everyone for the 92nd episode of FFU. Darryl is joined as always by Lauren and Spencer and they jump right into the main course of the show: what’s going to happen at E3? They start off giving their individual thoughts on what we’ll see. Are they optimistic or pessimistic? They then break down E3 based on the different FF games. First up is Final Fantasy XV; will there be a new trailer or news that we don’t already know? Maybe even a release date?!? The gang then talks about FF Type-0/Agito. There’s been almost no word on this game. Is it time for Square Enix to release the game? And let’s not forget about SE’s most popular title right now: Final Fantasy XIV. When will the new expansion be here? We have so many questions and hopes for E3 this year; with any luck, Square Enix will not disappoint. Perhaps they will raise the bar from last year. We’ll know very soon! The FF Quiz is back this show with Colson; listen in to see how he does and whether or not he tops the chart! The show rounds out with a wonderful remix from Final Fantasy 7 that you’re sure to dig. Enjoy the show, keep your fingers crossed for E3, and we’ll see you guys in a couple of weeks!
May 20, 2014
Hey everyone and welcome back to another (albeit, late) episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! The old saying, better late than never, is certainly applicable here. After many technical difficulties, the gang pushed hard and still got the show ready for you! This show has some great discussions that you won’t want to miss. First off, the trio take a look at the different ways that Square Enix released information and news for the past games in order to try and hypothesize what we just might see at E3 2014 which is JUST around the corner. In the same vein, the gang reads your responses to the Burning Question which was what you think will be shown for KH at E3 this year. Your responses are positive but also quite realistic; Nomura has fooled us more than once! However, after last year’s E3 event, who’s to say what we’ll see? Afterwards, we have an amazing question from you guys that seems to be on everyone’s mind right now: will there be a Frozen crossover in KH in the future? What about FF13 or FF15? The hosts let you now their thoughts! Rounding out the show, as always, is a great remix and this episode brings an arrangement from KH Dream Drop Distance. We can’t thank you guys enough for all the love and support you give us; we can’t wait to be back with you in just a few short weeks!
Apr 29, 2014
Greetings everyone and welcome back once again to Final Fantasy Union! The time has come for the trio, Darryl, Lauren, and Spencer, to come together and discuss all things Final Fantasy. This show brings some crazy and fun discussions that you’re sure to enjoy! The show starts off with a real bang as the gang sits down and talks, in depth, about the recent press release from Square Enix admitting to losing focus in the way they develop and release their games. There is a veritable ton of ranting, discussion, and tangents. With any luck, the FF that we once new may be returning! After this hefty segment, next up is the news. Listen in as the hosts talk about Sony dumping their SE stock shares, the new Theatrhythm game having a TON of songs from all the different FF titles (not just the games; the movies too), FF14 surpassing 2 million users, and FF15/KH3 being rumored to make an E3 appearance. There is certainly a lot to get through so hang on tight. Next on the agenda are your responses to the Burning Question which was “Which did you spend more time playing: Lightning Returns or FF10/10-2 HD?” You guys were pretty much all on the same side on this one; you’ll have to listen to hear which side it is. And following your answers are your questions for the gang. This time, they discuss issues like their thoughts on FF4 and what one hero/villain in any FF game would they change if they could. The music segment rounds out the show as usual with a really fun remix from Crisis Core. E3 is almost here and we’ll be here to let you know all the details as they come in!
Apr 15, 2014
Another day, another awesome Kingdom Hearts Union show! Welcome back to the 65th episode with Branden and Churro; the first bro-cast of the year. The guys start things off with a discussion concerning the recent comments from the Square Enix CEO regarding the direction of games that they create. Lots of fun ranting and tangents to be had! Then the gentlemen move into your responses to the last Burning Question which was what do you think will be released next after KH 2.5. Interestingly, your answers are not as geared towards new game releases but rather CE versions or supplementary material for KH. This is why we love hearing your thoughts; you never fail to keep surprising us! The next Burning Question is ready for you to answer which is “What do you expect to see from Kingdom Hearts at E3 2014?” What’s next on the itinerary? Why, it’s your questions of course. The duo address questions concerning FF summons in KH, Chain of Memories on the GBA and whether it still holds up, and will Disney help promote/hype KH3 as much as they did for KH2. The guys have fun with these! And then wrapping up the show as always is the music segment. Enjoy the KH2 Final Mix remix that we found on YouTube! We can’t wait to see you all again in a few weeks!
Apr 9, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Chocolina, Julie Nathanson, joins Final Fantasy Union for the first time to talk about her role in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns! This marks the final interview in our series for the release of Lightning Returns and it was a pleasure to talk to Julie. As always, we had a chance to field our own questions, but also had a ton of questions from the community, which was great! This interview was recorded after the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and continues on with our series of interviews with the voice cast. It's definitely one for fans of Chocolina, even if you just listen to the beginning! (although we recommend you listen to more)
Apr 1, 2014
Hey everyone and welcome back to another episode of Final Fantasy Union! This show, Darryl is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they are all over the Final Fantasy X HD release. First up is an incredibly in depth discussion about the new game release. The trio waxes nostalgic about their very first experience playing Final Fantasy X. Hear what they thought and felt when they played the game for the first time years and years ago. They talk about who their favorite characters are as well as how popular the game is on social media right now. Is it worth picking up? After listening, you’ll have to decide for yourself! The Final Fantasy quiz is next up on the schedule. Community member Lief joins the show to try his luck at the FF quiz. See how you do with the questions he had to answer. And now we move onto your questions. The gang have discussions about wether or not remaking Final Fantasy 7 is really that hard, their thoughts on FF12: Revenant Wings, and what FF creature who has been absent from the games for a while should come back.Wrapping up the show is the music segment which comes from Lightning Returns. Enjoy the show and we’ll be back soon!
Mar 18, 2014
Kingdom Hearts Union is back again with another episode made just for you; yes, YOU, reading this sentence right now! We hope you enjoy the show, Dave and Marry! If you’re name is Dave or Marry, how freaked out are you right now?!? ANYWAY, welcome back to another show with Branden who is joined by Churro and Sabrina. This show takes a small detour from the norm with a fun new segment called the “Survey Segment”. Square Enix released a survey asking fans questions about their gaming habits as well as their favorite KH games. The trio goes through many of the questions and answer them for your enjoyment. Come see what games the gang have played and what the think about the franchise in general. After the Survey, it’s time for your responses to the Burning Question that was asked 2 episodes ago! Better late than never :). They read your responses to what you think the next KH game will be after 2.5 HD. Your answers are pretty darn varied which is always fun! We need your answers for the new Burning Question which is “What would you like to see in a KH Collector’s Edition?” The show ends on a high note with a great remix from the franchise, except this time, it’s an original composition rather than a remix. A composer has written what they think a battle theme for KH3 would sound like if there were a Frozen themed world. It’s a wonderful track that you’ll want to hear. We hope you guys really enjoyed the show, especially you Jamie and Brent. We’ll see you all again in a few weeks!
Mar 4, 2014
Welcome back everyone to another episode of Final Fantasy Union! Darryl is here and is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they don't waste any time. This episode is a especially fun as there has been a brand new game release in the FF universe and the trio start things off by going into a DEEP discussion of their thoughts and feelings for the game. However, don't worry, the show is spoiler free! They spend time giving their opinion on the story, gameplay, the trilogy as a whole, and much much more! We had asked you guys what you thought about the game and they read your responses; you were quite positive! Right after the Lightning Returns review, Darryl and Lauren team up with Arvis for the second Final Fantasy Quiz segment. You can hear how well he does! Then they move into your questions and this show they have some great topics! Listen in as they talk about issues like the relevance of the earlier FF games and whether Final Fantasy 15 be out in 2014 or not. The remix at the end of this show goes hand in hand with our featured discussion as it's a remix from Lightning Returns! We hope you guys enjoyed the show and we can't wait to be with you all in a few weeks!
Feb 24, 2014
This is a very short episode of the podcast which brings Darry, Lauren, Branden and Churro together to tell you guys us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/ffkhunion). It's a service that kind of works like Kickstarter, but it's based around supporting creators on an ongoing basis and getting some cool rewards for doing so. You can find out more about those on the page, but if we are able to get enough pledges, we will hopefully go back to doing one episode a week!
Feb 21, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Lumina, Jessica DiCicco, joins Final Fantasy Union for the first time to talk about all things Final Fantasy XIII and beyond! We had tons of fun speaking with Jessica about her first major role within the Final Fantasy franchise and were lucky enoug to field numerous questions from the website and fans alike. This interview was recorded after the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII and continues on with our series of interviews with the voice cast. If you're a fan of Lumina, who's a new character in this final iteration in the Final Fantasy XIII saga, then you will love this interview!
Feb 19, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Vanille, Georgia van Cuylenberg, joins Final Fantasy Union for a first time to talk about all things Final Fantasy XIII and beyond! Lauren and Darryl have tons of fun speaking with Georgia and although there were a few technical issues, we were able to field numerous questions from the website and fans alike. This interview was put together as part of our hype surrounding the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. If you're a fan of Vanille, then this interview will be a blast!
Feb 18, 2014
Welcome back everyone to this special romantically themed, Valentines Day inspired, episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! This week, Branden is joined by Churro, Sabrina, and Olivia and they are all together to regale you with their romantic ideas based around Kingdom Hearts. First off is a special segment called "Kingdom Hearts You". Branden has a series of romantic hypothetical questions to each of the hosts and they each provide their input and ideas. It's a love-fest with hilarious responses that you're sure to enjoy. Afterwards are your questions to the gang. This long episode has one great question that the group talks about: would they buy a KH game if it only lasted a few short hours.? You're in store for a wonderful discussion! Finally, the gang sends out their special Valentine's Day shout-outs to those close to them. The show finishes up with a great remix from the original game that started it all. Don't miss out on this fun arrangement of Simple and Clean. We hope you've had a wonderful Valentines Day as well as a great start to 2014. We'll see you again in a few weeks!
Feb 14, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Fang, Rachel Robinson, joins Final Fantasy Union once again! Lauren and Darryl sit down with Rachel to answer lots of fan questions as a build up to Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. If you're a fan of Oerba Yun Fang and the Final Fantasy XIII Saga, then this is an interview you should thoroughly enjoy listening to!
Feb 12, 2014
In this episode, the voice of Lightning, Ali Hillis, joins Final Fantasy Union for a third time to talk about how life has changed for her as the main protagonist of the Final Fantasy XIII Saga! Lauren and Darryl field numerous questions from the website and fans alike, all in preparation for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. If you're a fan of Lightning, then this is an interview you won't want to miss!
Feb 5, 2014
Greetings everyone and welcome back to another episode of Final Fantasy Union. This show is a wild ride that you're sure to enjoy. Join Darryl and Lauren as they jump into the fray. This episode starts off with a retrospective look at the Final Fantasy 13 franchise; the good and the bad. Next up, the news. The duo discusses new info for Lightning Returns including its sales reports in Japan and pre order deals and extras for the western audience. There is also news for the FF10 XD release including the strong sales figures in Japan and information on the collectors edition of the games. The news rounds out with information from Final Fantasy 14 including a PS4 release date and subscription time cards for the North America audiences. Next up is a brand new section in which Darryl and Lauren quiz a member of the audience. Listen in as fan Ianba is put through the paces! After the quiz, the couple moves into your questions! This time, they talk about what SE's biggest mistake was in the previous console generation and whether or not there is enough demand for FFX-3 for SE to make a decent return on investment. Lots of fun conversations to be had so don't miss out. The show rounds out, as you may have guessed, with a piece of music. This episode showcases a remix from Final Fantasy 10 that you won't want to miss! We hope you enjoy the newest section to the podcast and we'll see you next time.
Jan 21, 2014
It's 2014 and Kingdom Hearts Union is BACK to get the year started in Kingdom Hearts style! Branden is joined by Churro and Sabrina and, like always, they dive straight in. First up is the news and there's certainly a bit to go through. The gang talks about the attraction flow abilities, key blade transformations, news from the Osaka team, Nomura writing KH3 still, and Haley Joel Osment's comments about KH3. There is a ton to get through and the trio spend a good deal of time with lots of fun tangents. After that, your answers to the last Burning Question which was about your thoughts on the HD remixes so far. Your responses are really wonderful and you don't all agree which makes for some great conversation! Get you answers in for the next Burning Question which is "What game do you think will release next after KH 2.5 HD?" Your questions are up next and we have 3 wonderful questions. The hosts have discussions about what the key blade could transform into, will KH ever have ports on the Vita, and what will SE do after releasing KH3? The show rounds out as it always does with a remix and this show has an awesome song from the original KH game that you'll love! Welcome to 2014, we can't wait to share this year with you!
Jan 8, 2014
Hello everyone and WELCOME to the first podcast of 2014. Final Fantasy Union is back and ready to get down to business. Darryl is joined by Lauren and Spencer and they don't waste any time jumping in. First up, the gang spends a healthy amount of time going over and discussing the pseudo announcement of Final Fantasy 10-3. What will it be, when will it come out, etc. They then go straight into the news which deals with Lightning Returns special editions, 10 HD release information, and the new patch for Final Fantasy 14 (patch 2.1). Also, there are new figurines/statues that are available that look quite gorgeous (seriously, check them out). Next up are your responses to the last Burning Question which was whether or not SE has been spoiling Lightning Returns with too much information before it's release. It would seem that you agree with the trio; they are and your responses are wonderful and fun to go through! As always, get your answers in for the next show's Burning Question which will be announced a little closer to the show so be on the lookout! The music segment this show is a bit special as it's a fun "track" for Final Fantasy 7 which you're sure to enjoy! Have fun and Happy New Year to you all; we'll see you in a few weeks!
Dec 10, 2013
Hey everyone and welcome back to another episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! This show is the last show of 2013 and Branden is joined by Churro and Sabrina to send the year out with a bang! This episode begins with a look back at the year that we've had in the world of Kingdom Hearts; it's been a pretty big one! The gang takes some time to discuss things like the new CEO at Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts 3 being announced, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 hitting shelves, and the D23 Tokyo conference and the announcements that came from it! After taking some time to look back, the trio then look to the future with your answers to the Burning Question which was "what do you hope to see from KH in 2014?" You guys have some awesome predictions and desires for the year to come! The Burning Question for the first show in 2014 will be "What do you think of the KH HD remix releases so far?" As always, make sure you get your answers in! Next up on the docket are your questions. Since this show is all about looking back, the question is wonderful! You'll hear the gang talk about who they thought Roxas was going to be before they knew who he was! Rounding out the show is a wonderful remix from the first KH game, so don't miss out. We want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support for Kingdom Hearts Union over the years. We've had a great year bringing you this series and we can't wait for what we can bring in 2014; we hope that you guys are as excited as we are! Have a wonderful and safe holiday; we'll see you next year!
Nov 26, 2013
Hey everyone and welcome back to the next episode of Final Fantasy Union! This 86th episode sees Darryl who is joined by Lauren and Spencer and the trio make their way into the world of Final Fantasy. First up is the news and this week we have a lot! First up is an interview where a producer shares that younger fans prefer spin-offs to main games; the ranting ensues. Lightning Returns has its release in Japan, more characters are returning, and the Japanese audio will be available for all (free for some). Final Fantasy X HD get's a western release date but the Vita version is in limbo with no new information. Final Fantasy XIV has a new patch coming out in December and Lightning makes a appearance in the MMO. And there may be a new Dissidia game on the SE production floor. Next up are your responses to the Burning Question which had to do with whether or not you're playing FInal Fantasy XIV right now. You guys are definitely playing the game and seem to be enjoying it (as we are)! The new question is a big one: "Regarding Lightning Returns, will less be more?" Get your answers in! Now it's time for the gang to answer your questions. The trio talks about how the XIII battle system is different and requires a different play style, whether female protagonists are as good in FF as the male, and what will SE do after they release FFXV. As you can imagine, there is some wonderful discussion here! the show rounds out with a fun remix from Final Fantasy 4. We hope you all have a WONDERFUL rest of the year and FFU will see you again in 2014!
Nov 12, 2013
Hello and welcome back to another episode of Kingdom Hearts Union! This bro-cast is brought to you by Branden who is joined once again by Churro and they dive right into the content. As always, first up is the news and there was some exciting information. The guys talk about how the D23 trailer that was shown was actually in engine and how the visuals are said to be in an early state and are still being refined. Nomura also reported on something called Attraction Flow in the battle system for KH3. Unfortunately, we don't know much about it yet. And in typical Nomura fashion, he said that there are new components of KH3 that haven't been revealed yet (vague). After lots of discussion, the guys move onto your responses to the Burning Question from last week which dealt with what secret bosses should be in KH3 (that haven't been in the game already). You did not disappoint with your answers. Don't forget to get your answers in for the new Burning Question which is "What do you hope to see from Kingdom Hearts in 2014?" Next up are your questions which the duo answers, but this time brings a special twist. The guys have gone back into the list of questions that have been asked over the last three years and chose some of the ancient ones to answer! The bros talk about things like what would their personal key blades look like, would should be in the limited edition version of KH3, and which Organization XIII members would they want to get to know more about! Enjoy the throwback questions but don't leave just yet. The show rounds out with a kickin' Hollow Bastion remix which you will certainly enjoy. We hope you enjoyed the show and we'll see you again in a few weeks!
Oct 29, 2013
Welcome back once more to another episode of Final Fantasy Union! This extra long show features Darryl who is joined by Lauren and special guest Brian and they have a lot to talk about. First up is the news (with a healthy supply of ranting). The trio discusses the creation of a new quality control panel; who's on it, is it good, and more! Then, there is a bit of news about Lighting Returns including no plans for Final Fantasy XIII-4 and new gameplay footage showing off different mechanics from the game. The Final Fantasy X HD game finally gets a Japanese release date, but no release date for the west. Final Fantasy XIV gets a big patch working on end game dungeons, population caps, server transfers, and more and they release a lot of new information on Housing coming in 2.1. There is a Final Fantasy VII PC mod that's getting some cool attention. And finally, Final Fantasy VI is coming to mobile devices. Next up are your answers to the burning question which dealt with what FF game should be turned into a musical/opera. Your answers were wildly creative and fun! Get your answers in for the next Burning Question which is "Are you playing Final Fantasy XIV?" After your responses, the gang spends a little more time talking about Final Fantasy XIV and their adventures so far! This long episode ends as it always does with a great remix; this time you'll be able to hear a great FF7 remix! Enjoy the show and we'll see you again in November!
Oct 21, 2013
Kingdom Hearts Union is back for a special D23 Japan Expo emergency podcast to talk about all the recent Kingdom Hearts news announced! Branden, Churro, Spencer, and Olivia start off by talking about the newly announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Then we get into the main topic of discussion which is all about the brand new trailer that released for Kingdom Hearts III. This more than makes up for the complete lack of any real news to come out of TGS this year. We also take a look at the interview Nomura had at the event talking about Kingdom Hearts II thanks to Olivia's translation. The Burning Question from the last episode is still the same and in case you forgot is "What character would you like to see as a secret boss in KH3 that has never been in a KH game before?" The ending song this week is also an amazing violin medley from many classic songs in Kingdom Hearts. Be sure to let us know what you thought of all the recent news in the comments below.
Oct 15, 2013
Kingdom Hearts Union is BACK once again to give you your fill of all things Kingdom Hearts! Branden and Churro come together for another "bro-cast" that you're sure to enjoy. This episode brings back the long lost 3 segment show and first up is the news. The guys wish a happy birthday to Nomura, talk about the D23 conference that's going on in Japan, and how the Tokyo Game Show was a major bust this year for ANYTHING Kingdom Hearts related. If you were hoping for more from TGS, unfortunately you'll have to wait and pray for next year to be better. However, the duo don't lose their stride and they move right into your responses to the last Burning Question. You regale them with your thoughts, ideas, and hypotheses for what we might see in Kingdom Hearts 3; you do NOT disappoint with your answers! Bure sure to get your answers in for the next BQ which is "What character would you like to see as a secret boss in KH3 that has never been in a KH game before?" Next on the itinerary: your questions! Branden and Churro tackle issues like the most desired worlds in KH3 and whether or not we should be able to customize our character's appearance. The show wraps up like always with a remix and this episode brings a wonderful Kingdom Hearts 2 rearrangement that you don't want to miss. We hope that you continue to enjoy playing KH1.5 and we'll see you again soon!