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Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 09:38 PM EST

Advent Children's UMD Release and Preorder Info

GameSpot reported today that the UMD release of Advent Children will be coming out in Japan the same day as the DVD. This ends some speculation as to the UMD release date, and it seems that one format won't be favored over the other after all. Also coming out in Japan this September is the official AC soundtrack, which we presume will be published by Square Enix.

Second, for all you FFVII fans in N. America, I got a tip today that Gamestop is now taking preorders for the Region 1 DVD release of AC. Also, even though a UMD release date for N. America is (as far as we know) still pending, preorders are now being taken for this version at places like Best Buy and EB Games.


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 09:23 PM EST

First Look at Last Order

Cheers to Heyburt on the Forums for posting one of the first official images for Last Order: Final Fantasy VII, an OAV ("Original Animation Video") to be included in the Limited and Ultimate Editions of Advent Children due out in Japan this September (click on the thumbnail to see the full-sized screenshot). At this time, it's unknown if Last Order-- or the other Japanese extras-- will be included in any of the international releases of AC.


Monday, June 20th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 11:22 PM EST

Odds & Ends

A smallish update today. First off, please join me in welcoming our newest affiliate, the Unofficial Final Fantasy Site, which covers all of the games in the Final Fantasy series, as well as other console RPGs.

Also, two pages have been updated with additional info. The Weapons Rumors page now features more details about the fabled Excalibur, and the Errors, Mistakes, and Contradictions page contails a new observation about one of FFVII's best-known FMVs. Thanks goes out to Biske Gallant and Mark Foy for their submissions!


Saturday, June 11th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 10:46 AM EST

Search Function Added

As you may notice, we've added a "Search the Citadel" link to the left sidebar. Feel free to use this search tool, which covers much of the material on the site.

Secondly, the Advent Children Merchandise page has been updated with some new information, including the US availability of the Play Arts figures and three recently-announced items, including two limited-edition AC DVD sets.


Friday, June 10th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 08:55 PM EST

Quick Note

As of this writing, submissions are closed until the current backlog is cleared; the sole exception is for news items, which we will continue to accept. If you're interested in contributing anything else to the Citadel, please refrain from doing so until we are once again open for submissions.


Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 09:09 PM EST

Rare Interview With Hironobu Sakaguchi

Today we've posted an interview with Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy, where he discusses the making of FFVII. This interview, which was conducted way back in 1997 by PlayStation Underground, was transcribed for the Citadel by affiliate webmaster Tuulisti. Thanks go out to her for providing us with this important piece of FFVII history!

Also new today is a page about the Final Fantasy VII Technical Demo (previously mentioned here), an update to the Miscellaneous Cameos page, and a new site on the Links listing.

Finally, as many of the regulars know, there has been a major attack on the servers hosting the Forums, and a great many threads and comments were lost, including the entire "Advent Children Thread" under Final Fantasy Discussion. For detailed information about what has happened to the Forums, as well as plans being made for the future, please see this thread.


Saturday, June 4th, 2005
Posted by Reeve at 11:24 AM EST

Small Update

A link to a new RPG Maker-made FFVII fan game has been added to the Downloads page. If you're interested, be sure to check it out!

Also, another CD has been added to the Discography: the out-of-print Final Fantasy S Generation, which features three FFVII tracks. Thanks goes out illira kallo for submitting the info!