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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
Posted by Reeve at 06:47 AM EST

Final Fantasy VII Potion Taste Test

Over at Kotaku, Brian Ashcraft reviews the Final Fantasy VII Tenth Anniversary Potion. He notes that it's not as horrible as last year's FFXII Potion, and that it "tastes like a watered down version of another Suntory drink, Dekavita C. For those who have never had Dekavita C, it has a heavy medicinal flavor with a hint of citrus."

For those interested in replenishing their own HP but who missed out on the limited edition package, the canned versions of the drink will be available later this week at Play-Asia. As for the FFVII Potions that come with special Trading Arts figures, they will go on sale there sometime in November; unfortunately, preorders for those versions are no longer being taken.


Wednesday, October 17th, 2007
Posted by Reeve at 04:02 PM EST

Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Concert Tour

Thanks to Game|Life for news of an international Final Fantasy concert tour called Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy. The first stop is Stockholm, Sweden, and the US debut will be in Chicago; more tour stops have yet to be announced. In addition, a "Distant Worlds" orchestral CD will be released once the tour starts. The Final Fantasy VII pieces that will be included in the program (subject to change) are "Opening ~ Bombing Mission", "Aerith's Theme", and the rousing fan-favorite "One Winged Angel".

Tickets for the March 2008 Chicago show are now on sale, and other tour stops have yet to be announced. Having attended one of the Dear Friends concerts back in 2005, I highly recommend checking out this new concert tour if it comes to your area—you won't want to miss it!


Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 02:40 PM EST

Fanfiction & Article: Midgar Story, Barfight and Crisis Core import review

Three new pieces of content have been submitted to the Citadel archives this week, including one long awaited return. Following over a year of absence from the site, JetNoir is back with chapter five of the fanfiction epic "Midgar Story". For new visitors, this story is set some years before the fall of the Shinra Electric Company where several people are thrust together to stop a madman from destroying the only thing that they have left: their home.

Our other entry to the fanfiction section is from Jacinth Nun, who has sent in a second short, humorous story. "Barfight" features Barret, Cid, Marlene, and Shelke following the events of Dirge of Cerberus, who are trying to burn some time at Tifa’s Seventh Heaven bar when trouble hatches. Both fics are rated PG-13, so check them out!

Our final submission is for the article archive and is written by first timer Daneder. His "Crisis Core import review" provides all the game play, music and aesthetic impressions you'll need of the Japanese release. This article has absolutely minimal spoilers; so do give it a read.

That's all the updates for today. Till next time.


Thursday, October 4th, 2007
Posted by Ex SOLDIER at 02:21 AM EST

To War! Final Fantasy Tactics Returns

Final Fantasy Tactics was an excellent game that unfortunately a lot of us never got to play. Well for all those who missed it, you'll get your chance either this week or next as Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is released for the PSP in Australia, Europe, and North America.

An added bonus for FF7 fans is that a certain spiky haired warrior is available as a hidden character. Check out this page for a brief intro to all of the hidden characters in this new remake.


Monday, October 1st, 2007
Posted by Reeve at 12:17 AM EST

This Month's Theme, Crisis Core Goodies, More

October is here, and with it comes our latest theme, the brooding ex-Turk Vincent Valentine. Thanks goes out to Darknightdestiny for this month's banner art! The previous month's theme has been archived and can now be seen with the rest on the Tenth Anniversary page.

For the site update, Vincent joins the gang in the Character Compendium, and we have two new official wallpapers and a screensaver available via the Crisis Core Images & Media page. Other pages seeing updates today are Retroactive Continuity in the Compilation and Links.

Finally, I'm pleased to announce that submissions are now, once again, completely open. Please read the Submission Policies if you're interested in contributing to the site.