Monday, February 28th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 10:51 PM EST
New and Updated Fanworks
Today, we have the debut of a new fanfic by JetNoir, titled Midgar Story, as well as the second chapter of Yuronova's Sacrifices, both of which can be found in the Epics wing of the Fanfiction section. Yuronova has also contributed a piece of Sacrifices-related artwork, which is available for viewing in the Fanart section.
Also, as you may have noticed, there's been a bit of shuffling around with the staff lately. Regent Cosmos has retired from his administrative role due to lack of time; Forums archivist God Hand has been promoted to Deputy Admin, and Digital Holocaust is now officially the Head Admin. In addition, Sephiroth9611 and Seb are now assisting Ambigore and BlueJay (respectively) with the moderation of the General and Final Fantasy Discussion sub-forums (respectively). Best wishes to Cosmos, and good luck to everyone else in their new roles!
Monday, February 21st, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 11:19 AM EST
For the past few days, I've been working on some backend stuff here at the Citadel. Most of the changes which I've made are minor, behind-the-scenes types of things which you won't notice, but there's a couple of them you may.
One other thing you may notice is that the Citadel is now once again open for submissions. Feel free to submit your observations and fanworks, but please read the Submission Policies before doing so!
Now, on with the update: a couple people have sent in info about "Test 0", a supposed hidden monster in the Japanese version of FFVII. If you want to read up on this beast, check out its entry on the Monster Rumors page. Also, I've made some small revisions and updates to the Staff, Site FAQ, and Submission Policies pages.
Sunday, February 20th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 08:40 PM EST
Advent Children Concept Art
Via our affiliate Adventchildren_, I've learned that the French site Naïmoka has posted some stunning Advent Children (and FF7?) concept art by Tetsuya Nomura (Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts) and Yusuke Naora (Final Fantasy X, Front Mission 4, Unlimited SaGa). Be sure to check out these beautiful works!
Friday, February 18th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 08:36 PM EST
A little heads-up to any regular visitors to the FF7 Citadel Forums: the Final Fantasy Discussion sub-forum has returned! Many of the current posts on Final Fantasy-related topics have been moved from General Discussion to this new section, including the "Advent Children Thread". My thanks to Digital Holocaust for setting it up.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 09:42 PM EST
New Reading Material
Today marks the debut of a new fanfic by Citadel contributor Yuronova; namely, a dramatic tale titled Sacrifices. You may find the first chapter in the Epics wing of the Fanfiction section.
Also new today is an interesting article by Telepathetic titled "The Crystals are Alive and Well in Final Fantasy VII", which you may find in the 2004-2005 area of the Article Archive.
Thanks go out to Yuronova and Telepathetic for their submissions!
Sunday, February 13th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 10:13 AM EST
I have some exciting news for Final Fantasy VII collectors (like myself): Kotobukiya's extremely rare Highwind statue is being reissued in North America via Diamond Comics Distributors! The original issue of the Highwind statue was limited to just 500 pieces, making it one of the rarest FFVII collectables in existence; last year, one was sold on eBay for over $1,000 US. Even with the recent reissues of other FFVII figures (including Cloud, Cloud w/Hardy Daytona, Aeris, Tifa [vers. 1], Sephiroth, and Yuffie), I never would've imagined that I'd see one for the Highwind. If you're into FFVII gear, be sure to preorder this statue now!
Also, an old bit of news, but still worth mentioning: Reunion Tracks, an FFVII CD that includes orchestral versions of the "Main Theme", "One Winged Angel", and "Aerith's Theme", is being rereleased later this month by Square Enix at a new low price of ¥2000! This has long been one of the harder-to-find Final Fantasy CDs, and at this new price, it's definately one worth checking out.
Saturday, February 12th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 11:40 AM EST
More Press Releases and Other New Stuff
Today I've expanded the new Press Releases subsection under Game Information with four more of these documents; three of them are fairly recent, but the fourth one dates all the way back to 1998! I hope you enjoy these tidbits of FFVII history.
In other news, there's a new Advent Children wallpaper by Mum on the Downloads page. I've also added three links to (what else) the Links page, all pertaining to FFVII PC bugs and compatibility issues; if you've ever had problems with the PC version of FFVII, you may find these links useful.
Finally, there's been quite a few people who've either written me or posted on the Forums about the locked chest in Kalm. I looked into it today and came to a conclusion, which I posted in the latest thread on the locked chest; you may read the thread here.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 10:06 PM EST
New Advent Children Info and More
The Advent Children FAQ has been updated today with new information, including a possible release date (March 14, 2005) and a possible finished length (somewhere just over 90 minutes). As it stands now, AC is rapidly approaching the finishing stages of production, with revisions being done, music being added, and DVD extras being decided on. Thanks goes out to everyone who sent in (or posted) tidbits of information, especially Uncle Elmo, Rion, and Mum.
In other news, the Links page has been updated, and on a more technical note, I've reposted the zipped FAQs and scripts in the Game Information section as .txt files. Hopefully this will make things a bit easier for the Citadel's visitors (i.e., you guys!) whenever you need to look up something specific about FF7 but don't necessarily want to go through the extra step of downloading and uncompressing a .zip file.
A couple of final (more personal) notes: you may have noticed that I've removed The Blue Shinra Project as an affiliate and put the site's banner under a "Hosted By" header. As Webmaster of the BSP as well as this site, I felt it was only appropriate. Also, I apologize for the lack of updates recently; as some of the regulars may know, I started a new job last month that allows me less time to work on the site. I might also note that I've had computer problems lately, and of course, that hasn't helped matters. Still, I'll be sure to keep on top of things and post the most important news items as they come in.