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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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Now displaying: 2020
Jun 30, 2020

After a whole host of announcements, the 2nd phase of the Kingdom Hearts franchise has begun!

This episode runs-through what we know about the 2nd phase, starting with Kingdom Hearts 3: Remind, Kingdom Hearts Union x Dark Road and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory!

Jun 23, 2020

With the PS5 now much more tangible thanks to the successful reveal event, it's time to start talking about Final Fantasy 7 Remake on PS5!

In this episode, we discuss the PS5 Reveal, bounce around the games we were interested in and then discuss the realities of how Final Fantasy 7 Remake may appear on PS5.

Then, it's a fun discussion about what the future of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Universe may look like on the PS5... spoiler free of course (in relation to the Remake, at least!)

Jun 17, 2020

There have been a ton of Kingdom Hearts reveals over the past two weeks and we're going to be running through all the important details!

PlayStation 5 also had its big reveal with the console showcased alongside a whole host of games and when you factor in a boat load of questions from the community, it makes for a bumper show!

Jun 9, 2020

As we approach the void left by E3 2020, rumours have started emanating about what might be getting revealed and some of them relate to Final Fantasy XVI.

That specific rumour spoke of its impending reveal during the Summer Games Fest, with Naoki Yoshida positioned as the director. However, Yoshida took the time to address the rumour, shooting it down by stating his commitment to Final Fantasy XIV.

In related news, Square Enix also published an interview with a new hire within Yoshida's Business Division... who was hired as the Battle Director for a brand new AAA Action RPG. The plot thickens!

Jun 2, 2020

Square Enix has delayed Kingdom Hearts Dark Road, citing current conditions as the reason!

We discuss what this means as well as diving into detail about the heavily rumoured CG show that's in production at Square Enix for Disney+. This comes from numerous high-profile sources and we can't wait to hear more!

May 26, 2020

This episode rests in the hands of our community, as they asked a whole host of questions about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and beyond!

It leads, as always, to plenty of interesting debates between Lauren and Darryl as they discuss NPCs they dislike, what's going on with the Crystal Chronicles Remaster and Final Fantasy XVI... outside of important questions, such as Weapons, Summons and DLC within the Final Fantasy 7 Remake!

May 19, 2020

After Epic Games showed off their new technology for the PS5/XSX, we discuss what that might mean for the Kingdom Hearts franchise in the future.

We also discuss thoughts around the potential for Kingdom Hearts to be remade in the same way as Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Would this be good for the franchise and what story could be added?

May 12, 2020

Square Enix has released the Final Fantasy 7 Remake Ultimania Guidebook and there's so much to dive into and explore (spoiler-free of course!)

There's a strong focus on nuggets the development team revealed about the development of the game, but also what the future holds for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake project... and it makes for a rather passionate episode!

May 5, 2020

Cloud Strife and Sephiroth were absent from Kingdom Hearts 3... but will they return in the future? That's one of the main topics on today's episode as we answer a ton of questions from the community.

There's also some news relating to Kingdom Hearts Union x and the Summer Games Fest, a huge digital event that will be lasting for four months.

Apr 28, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has managed to sell 3.5 Million in three days, but what does this mean for the future of this mini-franchise?

What started off as a rudimentary news episode ended up becoming a much more intense discussion about what's next for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, but it also expands into Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and PlayStation's Big In Japan sale!

We hope you enjoy the heated discussions!

Apr 22, 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has now released, and given it has Tetsuya Nomura as the director... we wanted to discuss the many similarities that exist between both games.

It makes for an interesting episode, as Branden and Churro run-through the story, gameplay and many other aspects that tie together to make a pretty comprehensive Final Fantasy experience.

Apr 14, 2020

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake has now released worldwide and the five year saga has now closed... before another one begins!

Within this episode, we take a look at our first impressions of the game (spoiler free of course) and this relates to gameplay, presentation and with a light-touch on the story.

We hope you're all enjoying the game so far (if you picked it up!)

Apr 8, 2020

Dengeki had the chance to speak with Tetsuya Nomura following the release of Remind and it revealed some juicy details about the future.

For one, Nomura spoke about the similarities between Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Verum Rex... stating that despite seeming the same, in reality they are very different. There will be a connection with Kingdom Hearts, but that connection has yet to be revealed and it will be shocking.

This, and more, with another action-packed episode!

Mar 31, 2020

We're joined by YouTuber The Night Sky Prince (aka Ryan) on the eve of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake's release to talk all about the build-up to this monumental game.

It's a pretty hefty episode in that regard, as we talk to Ryan about how he got started on YouTube and how much things have grown over the past few years. From there, it's all about FF7R, as we talk about our history with the game and reminisce about the journey we've taken to get to where we are.

We hope you enjoy!

Mar 24, 2020

With Sonic showing its possible to make a decent video game movie... what if Kingdom Hearts was given the same treatment? That's one of our questions in today's episode in addition to thoughts about why Kingdom Hearts skipped the PS3 and questions Branden and Churro wish they could ask the development staff.

All that in addition to talking about the PS5/XSX hardware specifications, which have now been released into the wild!

Mar 17, 2020

Final Fantasy XIII is now over 10 years old, so we thought it would be rather apt to talk through some of our favourite things about the game.

We're talking characters, gameplay mechanics, story moments, music and more in this extravaganza of a retrospective episode! And we even have a special guest!

Mar 10, 2020

Now that some time has passed, we know way more details about what's going to be coming with Kingdom Hearts Dark Road and in this episode we're talking about platforms, cards, story and how it'll work alongside Kingdom Hearts Union x.

In addition, Churro talks about his experience at PAX and we've got plenty of questions relating to Kingdom Hearts 4 and the potential for Kairi to become a main protagonist.

 

Mar 3, 2020

There's been a huge poll conducted in Japan relating to Final Fantasy where almost 500,00 people took part and it has some interesting results!

The poll related to favourite game in the series, favourite characters and favourite pieces of music.

Join us, as we look into how the Japanese public voted as there are plenty of shocks and surprises!

Feb 25, 2020

Kingdom Hearts has now had quite a few entries into the franchise... but will it ever receive a definitive ending?

That's one of the main topics for today's episode, which also has a wider look at gaming throughout 2020, expectations for the PS5 and XSX and a question about what happened to Final Fantasy X's characters in the Kingdom Hearts universe.

Feb 18, 2020

As we get closer and closer to the release of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Square Enix are revealing more and more information!

This episode, we have quite a bit to discuss as Square Enix released the full opening cutscene, published details about a brand new NPC, who works with Professor Hojo and even talked about the quest system.

In addition, we've also got some interesting questions relating to former creators and jewellery lines... so there's plenty of topics to discuss!

Feb 12, 2020

Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road has been revealed... but what exactly is it? All will be discussed this episode!

Initial theories relate to it being a Kingdom Hearts Union Cross rebrand, but it could be something original as well. There's also quite a lot happening with the franchise as the original games are coming to Xbox and KH All In One is getting a physical release on PS4.

Of course, there's also plenty of questions in what's another action packed episode for you all!

Feb 4, 2020

Square Enix surprised everyone this past week with a brand new trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake... so it only makes sense to discuss the major details that were revealed!

Throughout the episode we're going to be discussing various points, from the characters and sequences that were revealed, the new details relating to the soundtrack and whether or not the trailer showed off too much.

We hope you enjoy the episode and also enjoyed the trailer!

Jan 28, 2020

Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:mind has been released and it conjures up plenty of discussion points that relate to the overall story and of course, the secret endings.

It's also been a bumper week for news too, with Project Xehanort announced and the reveal that two new teams are working on Kingdom Hearts titles outside of Kingdom Hearts 3 and Union x.

Music this episode is from Cateen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlVTWAjCA3A

Jan 21, 2020

As we kick-off 2020, there's a ton of news to run-through as one major game (Final Fantasy 7 Remake) has been delayed, and another (Mobius Final Fantasy) has been cancelled!

Both were pretty unexpected announcements, but as we discuss within the episode, it feels like the right decision based on some assumptions we're making!

We've also got an interesting question about Remakes and we take a broader look ahead to other games that we're looking forward to playing this year. Welcome back, and here's to another fantastic year!

 

Jan 14, 2020

Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind is releasing pretty soon, and we're super excited to dive into the game's next chapter!

For our first episode of 2020, we're counting down to the game's launch, while also discussing some topics from the wider Kingdom Hearts community, the original voice actor for Yuffie playing the original Kingdom Hearts!

Music is from Coffee Date: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b38dwMYFiuw

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