9 months ago
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PAX West 2023: Interview with Voices From Valisthea

The following article contains spoilers for Final Fantasy XVI. During this year’s PAX West convention, Square Enix hosted the panel “Voices From Valisthea,” featuring a discussion with the Localization Director and multiple voice actors from the recently released Final Fantasy XVI. Following the panel, we had the opportunity to sit and chat with a number
9 months ago
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PAX West 2023: Final Fantasy XVI Announces DLC and PC Version Alongside Voice Actor Panel

At PAX West 2023, Square Enix held the “Voices From Valisthea” panel in which several voice actors from the newly released Final Fantasy XVI took to the stage along with Localization Director Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to talk about their experience working on the game and answer questions submitted by fans. In a way that only
24 May 2021
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Performers from Final Fantasy XIV’s Fan Festival Concerts Comment on the Event

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over a week since the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival gave us more information regarding the upcoming Endwalker expansion and treated us to a myriad of content from developer panels to concerts. Coming out of the event, several of the performers from those concerts that helped to
1 Dec 2018
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Fan Fest 2018 Interview with Koji Fox

At the recent Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2018 in Las Vegas, Anonymoose and Fusionx had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to talk about Omega, astrologians, temperature, and The Primals (and to not talk about Zenos or Ascians … except for that they’re not supposed to have shadows). Read on for
1 Sep 2017
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Lorecast 9: Koji Fox Interview At PAX 2017

We’ve once again had the pleasure to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to pick his (and Banri Oda’s) brain about the lore of Final Fantasy XIV! Read below for the interview or hit that play button at the bottom to listen to it as the latest episode of Lorecast from Aetheryte Radio! https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxiv/lore/lorecast9.mp3Podcast: Play
16 May 2017
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Square Enix Releases the Stormblood Main Theme

A special video featuring Revolutions, the main theme for Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, is now available for your viewing pleasure. Check it out, and treat your ears to a beautiful composition by the illustrious Nobuo Uematsu!
25 Apr 2016
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FFXIV Lore Book Interview With Koji Fox

During our time at PAX East 2016, we got a chance to sit down with localization lead and co-world creator for Final Fantasy XIV Michael-Christopher Koji Fox. We got answers for an incredible amount of lore-related questions (Please look forward to it!), but we also asked him about another big project he’s working on: a
24 Apr 2016
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PAX East Live Q&A Panel Transcript

At PAX East 2016, Naoki Yoshida hosted the first ever North American Live Q&A panel, taking questions both at random from a bag of submitted cards as well as from the audience on the spot. Many of you tuned in or followed the action on social media, but we wanted to make sure to get
8 Mar 2016
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FFXIV Heavensward Dev Diary 2: Story and Lore

The second developer diary showing off the talent behind Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward has been released! In this installment, we get to see those behind the story and lore of the game including the Main Scenario Writer Kazutoyo Maehiro, World Lore Creator Banri Oda, and English Localization Lead Michael Christopher Koji Fox!  
29 Aug 2015
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The Lore (and Soul) Train: PAX ’15

It’s PAX 2015, and while Fusionx is on location (no doubt adding yet another “I Defeated…” shirt to his collection), I’ve taken it upon myself to cover the XIV-related attraction, Koji & Soken’s Wild Ride, a combination music and lore panel featuring Localization Lead / Co-World Creator Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and Sound Director Masayoshi Soken
20 Aug 2015
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Final Fantasy XIV Heads to PAX Prime 2015

Celebrate the 2nd anniversary of FINAL FANTASY XIV with us at PAX Prime 2015! Continuing the tradition from previous PAX events, we’ll be holding a primal battle challenge where attendees will be able to face off against Ravana! Naturally, our battle challenge wouldn’t be complete without an “I BEAT” t-shirt, and we’ve had our weaver
13 Aug 2015
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Koji & Soken’s Wild Ride at PAX Prime 2015

It’s been revealed that Final Fantasy XIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken and Localization Lead Michael Christopher Koji-Fox will be hosting a panel at PAX Prime at the end of the month. The panel will take place Saturday, August 29th at the Hydra Theatre in the Grand Hyatt from 12:00-1:00PM. Square Enix has also confirmed with us
18 Jun 2015
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Lorecast 6: E3 2015 Interview with Fernehalwes

With the release of Heavensward, Final Fantasy XIV is finally ready to stop retracing its footsteps (with better footsteps) and venture out into new territory. E3 2015 was the final stretch of pre-release promotion for 3.0, and it was there that we got a chance to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (aka Fernehalwes) to
22 Oct 2014
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Fan Fest 2014 Interview With Michael-Christopher Koji Fox

This past weekend we got to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox to talk about an insane amount of topics ranging from the taxonomy of a Scholar’s Fairies to David Bowie’s package in Labyrinth. This is an interview you don’t want to miss! We previously released the audio of this interview as Lorecast 4! Make sure to
17 Jun 2014
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The Lore Train: E3 2014 Interview With Fernehalwes

Last week in LA we made some time to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox AKA Fernehalwes in an attempt to shrink ourselves down and enter a submarine like vessel that would be able to explore his brain and get answers for all of our Final Fantasy XIV related questions. However, the machine we were going
17 Jun 2014
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Lorecast 3: E3 2014 Interview With Fernehalwes

At last week’s E3, we were able to sit down and talk with the almighty lore ahriman himself, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox aka Fernehalwes! Spoiler warning! We talk about the Second Binding Coil a bit! Listen in as we go over the Q and A! You can read the full write up here. https://media.blubrry.com/ffxiv/gamerescape-podcasts.s3.amazonaws.com/ffxiv/lore/lorecast3.mp3Podcast: Play in new
23 Jun 2013
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The Lore Train: Interview With Michael-Christopher Koji Fox (Fernehalwes)

A couple of weeks ago at E3, we got the chance to sit down with Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and ask him about his humble beginnings. Mentions of Las Vegas, cults, Predator references, and 80’s music make up the rest of what is one of the most fun (and longest) interviews we’ve ever done! Read on
23 May 2013
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What FFXIV Word Do You Want To Know How To Say?

It’s no secret that Final Fantasy has had some odd looking words within its titles over the past 26 years. Apostrophes around the world take one glance at words that exist within Eorzea and go “… wait what?”. However have no fear, Aetheryte Radio is here to help! We’ll soon be sitting down with Michael
3 Jun 2009
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Final Fantasy XIV E3 2009 Q&A

This afternoon during Square Enix’s E3 press conference, there was a Q&A session regarding the newly announced Final Fantasy XIV. Square Enix representatives including the producer of both FFXI and FFXIV, Hiromichi Tanaka, answered questions regarding the new game. It is also worth noting that Michael Christopher Koji Fox was in attendance as a translator.