About Us

Final Fantasy Union was borne out of love for the franchise and has continued to grow from strength to strength. Whether it's interviews with the creators and voice cast, attendance at important trade shows, editorial or our massive podcast, we've got you covered as a fan of the series.

Our History

Following the launch and growth of Square Union, Final Fantasy Union was launched in late 2008 to offer a more focussed view of this rather large franchise. The landscape at the time was an interesting one. Final Fantasy XII had launched to a mixed reception and the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII was behind us. On the horizon, we had Dissidia: Final Fantasy and the Fabula Nova Crystallis franchise.

As a signal of intent for the site, we had the opportunity to interview Yoshinori Kitase and Takeshi Arakawa prior to the release of Dissidia: Final Fantasy. We then went to E3 2009 with a larger contingent of Gaming Union. Here, we were in attendance at the Sony Press Conference for the shock announcement of Final Fantasy XIV and then the subsequent Square Enix press conference.

We haven't looked back, attending E3 and Gamescom numerous times, while also heading to the Tokyo Game Show (love those closed mega theatres), all to get the best coverage for you guys, the fans. We've interviewed many, many Square Enix dignitaries, attended tons of press events and written plenty of editorial.

Oh, and we also started up the most successful and enduring Final Fantasy podcast in history and recently partnered with Square Enix for a project related to Final Fantasy Type-0 HD!

It's been a blast and we hope the good times continue to roll!

People We've Met/Interviewed

Core Square Enix Staffers

- Yoichi Wada (MIGS 2009 Interview)
- Shinji Hashimoto (E3 2009)
- Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy Union 2015 Community Event)
- Tetsuya Nomura (E3 2015)
- Yoshinori Kitase (Dissidia: Final Fantasy 2009 Press Tour / Gamescom 2010 / E3 2011 / Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2013 Press Tour)
- Hajime Tabata (Final Fantasy XV 2015 Special Community Event)
- Motomu Toriyama (E3 2011 / Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2013 Press Tour)
- Hiromichi Tanaka (E3 2010)
- Takeshi Arakawa (Dissidia: Final Fantasy 2009 Press Tour)
- Tomohiro Hasegawa (Final Fantasy XV 2015 Special Community Event)
- Yasu Kurosawa (E3 2010)
- Jack Fletcher (Final Fantasy XIII 2010 Post-Launch)

Voice Actors

- Ali Hillis (Final Fantasy XIII / Final Fantasy XIII-2 / Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII / MCM Expo 2015)
- Troy Baker (Final Fantasy XIII / Final Fantasy XIII-2)
- Rachel Robinson (Final Fantasy XIII / Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII)
- Laura Bailey (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
- Liam O'Brien (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
- Jason Marsden (Final Fantasy XIII-2)
- Georgia Van Cuylenberg (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII)
- Jessica DiCicco (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII)
- Julie Nathanson (Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII)
- Bryce Papenbrook (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Cristina Vee (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Matthew Mercer (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Robbie Daymond (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Eliza Jane Schneider (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Orion Acaba (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD / Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Post-Launch)
- Mike Vaughn (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Jeff Fischer (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Jonathon McClendon (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Corri English (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Peyton McCormick (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Bryce Hitchcock (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Mark C. Hanson (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)
- Kristen Klabunde (Final Fantasy Type-0 HD)