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Chapter 74 - The Blue Box Controversy Over Hideo Kojima's Silent Hill Game, Square Enix Reportedly Co-Developing Final Fantasy 9 Animated Series, Sword And Shield Leakers To Pay The Pokémon Company $150K Each, The 24th Anniversary Of Final Fantasy Tactics

June 25, 2021 Little Fella Media
Story Mode: Gaming News
Chapter 74 - The Blue Box Controversy Over Hideo Kojima's Silent Hill Game, Square Enix Reportedly Co-Developing Final Fantasy 9 Animated Series, Sword And Shield Leakers To Pay The Pokémon Company $150K Each, The 24th Anniversary Of Final Fantasy Tactics
Show Notes

Get your tin foil hats on because our main topic this week is a doozy. Who is Hasan Kahraman? What is his company, Blue Box Game Studios, working on? How is Hideo Kojima involved (if at all)? And what game title starts with an "S" and ends with an "L"? We dive into the weird conspiracy surrounding the Dutch indie dev and their mysterious project code-named "Abandoned."

But first, we've got game announcements (like a rumored Castlevania Advance Collection and the upcoming free-to-play Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game). Then it's on to the headlines. This week, we're talking about the Final Fantasy 9 animated series reported to be co-developed by Square Enix, the Video Game History Foundation's new subscription service for vintage video game magazines, the $150k fine levied at the Pokémon Sword and Shield leakers, and EA's surprise move to let FIFA Ultimate Team players see inside loot boxes before purchase.

Finally, we look back at Final Fantasy Tactics on the game's 24th anniversary.

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