Listen To A Preview Of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD’s New Audio Drama In English

By Ishaan . August 12, 2013 . 9:00am

As previously detailed, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will include a brand new 30-minute audio drama, penned by the game’s writer, Kazushige Nojima. Now, you can listen to a short preview of this drama in English below:

 

 

Square Enix also released new screenshots of the game last night, which you can view here.


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  • Jonah Paley

    If SE make Tidus and Yuna break up, which is the feeling I’m getting from how Tidus and Yuna’s time together is being referred to in the past tense…
    …I am really going to be pissed of at Square Enix.

    • Simon

      this should be in between X and X-2 so no they arent

      • XiaomuArisu

        Inbetween?
        How? X-2 is about finding Tidus because he dissapeared in X

      • Jonah Paley

        I was under the impression that this was post X-2…especially considering that Tidus is present in a place besides the farplane.

      • Lynx

        After, from what I understand.

    • XiaomuArisu

      Final Fantasy X-3 The Break up

    • http://LevelUpGeneration.blogspot.com/ KALiverin

      Yuna: “I must find him. No matter the danger, no matter what happens, I want to walk together with him again.”

      (one year later)

      Yuna: “I’m bored now k bye.”

      • Anime10121

        Well, Yuna did go all super star hottie since Tidus “disappeared”! She can get just about any guy on Spira by now. Welp Tidus, looks like you took to long coming back :P

      • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

        It kind of reminds me to Power Rangers Zeo when Tommy and Kimberly broke up for no reason after so much development.

        • Jake Joe

          That was simple. There were recasting the Pink Ranger. But with games you really can’t use these kind of development.

          • Steven Higgins

            Has anyone given any thoughts as to weather or not they actually broke up? There could be… another reason… they can’t be together.

    • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

      Real life, where people break up. Awwww.

    • LightningFarron19

      They didn’t break up. The perfect ending stated that Tidus could POSSIBLY disappear one day. Tidus probably disappeared due to his body breaking apart since he is still a “dream”

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu3DQmYabxU

    • jamurjamban

      Suddenly, a wild Lightning appears!
      Final Fantasy X-III confirmed..

    • icedearthaholic

      I didn’t hear anything about a break-up, dunno where this is coming from myself. Besides, if they did break up, Tidus would disappear once again.

  • IS | 桂木

    Is that Eden Riegel I hear?

  • iamakii

    Teeedus!

    • SerendipityX

      …actually how do you pronounce Tidus? e or eye?

      • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

        I say “Tide-us”. Keeps it kinda “ocean”-like and can’t go wrong with it being similar to a certain Shakespearean work.

      • Anime10121

        I used to say TI-dus, until I learned how the Japanese pronounce their “words”, and Dissidia confirmed Tee-dus as the correct way to say it…

        I still like TI-dus better :(

        • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

          I don’t really like “Tee-dus” because it’s more of a Japanese reference (which of course, no offence, and good on them for making Tidus/Yuna a cute reference to the “sun and moon”), but I’m sure 99% of the English audience can’t really make that connection. “Tide-us” works beautifully with the fact he kind of starts out in an ocean, his main sword looks like crystallized-H2O, and Spira/Sin in general really take from water-esque motifs.

          Canon or not, I’ve kinda just started saying it one way and kept it that way. “Tee-dus” means less to English-speakers than “Tie-dus” potentially could.

          • Anime10121

            So true…

          • XaviIniesta

            Every name has a meaning though. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s more about the meaning of the name than the actual name itself.
            The pronunciation of the name is a bit different in English as opposed to Japanese as well.
            In Japanese, it’s pronounced Tiida. (ティーダ). Tee-dus doesn’t sound like an attempt to maintain it’s meaning, but rather focus on giving us a western pronunciation.

            People who never saw the original English trailers (where it was first mentioned) had to come up with their own ways of pronouncing it. And things you get used to tend to sound better to your ears after a while.

            I remember seeing the original IGN trailer where Yuna mentioned his name though. So to me he was always Tee-dus, and I like it that way. Tie-dus unfortunately always reminds me of Tight-ass.
            I just can’t unhear it. >.<

          • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

            It’s based on an Okinawan word for “Sun” apparently. Tida = Sun. Yuna references the moon. Together they’re the sun and moon and match up their sigil’s int he game.
            http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Tidus#Etymology

          • Anime10121

            Wow, as many times as I’ve played KH2, I never realized Selphie said his name the “right” way…

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frbIdJ1BXO8

          • XaviIniesta

            Yeah, at first I thought you meant a Japanese reference as in “keeping the Japanese pronunciation of the game.”
            Then I realized what you meant and edited the post. Though I was more referring to the English version of his name.

            Btw, Yuna’s name references “night” from what I read.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuna_%28Final_Fantasy%29

            “and that her name carries the meaning of “night” (夕な) in Okinawan,”

            But the connection to Tidus’ name remains the same.

        • Logan Moll

          I always thought it just came down to the Japanese pronouncing ‘i’ as ‘ee’. Given that I’m a Westerner, I feel it’s my right to change it to tydus, if I so chose lol.

      • Lynx

        I always pronounced it Tea-Dee-Us.

      • XaviIniesta

        Tee-dus.
        You hear it at 2:10 in the video.

        It has been mentioned in the early trailers of the original game as well.

      • Aoshi00

        The right way was “Tee-dus” since in Jpn it’s “Tida” (Tee-da).. I didn’t understand why people have been saying “Tide-us” at the time because it reminded me of Christopher Titus, and he wasn’t that funny :).. so glad they’re actually translating the audio drama in Eng as well, because most never get localized, like the Episode Zero CDs for 13, would be nice if that’s also translated in Eng..

        Wish there’s a release date soon too, preordered us ver but Jpn ver still not up..

  • Anime10121

    After hearing this, Final Fantasy X-3 (X-III?) is sounding more and more like a reality! I’m hopeful, as I generally enjoyed the X series, and what each game brought to the table!

    • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

      Sounds that way. …Or DLC. :P
      I don’t mind either; seems like they got the resources, the VA’s are good to go, and the money is almost a guarantee.

    • Isaac Newton

      No problem in my part comrade.

    • NewestType

      You’re onto something there ;)

    • icedearthaholic

      Hmm…10-3 huh? Perhaps if it had something to do with him disappearing again due to being a “dream” still, and rectifying something once and for all, it could be done.

  • http://LevelUpGeneration.blogspot.com/ KALiverin

    I hear Eden Riegal :P

    I can tell that whatever this audio drama is going to be, the voice acting is definitely going to be a lot better. James Arnold Taylor sounds so much more natural here than he did in FFX.

  • Monterossa

    Lord Toriyama, please make another masterpiece like FFX again. Nomura needs to be defeated. You’re the only one who can save this series from Nomura’s darkness, black, leathers, zippers, and belts.

    • NightzeroAX

      What?

      • Anime10121

        IKR, especially since Kitase was still the Primary director of X, and Toriyama was just the Event Director (along with two others who were directors certain tasks)…

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      What? Nomura never directed a FF. Toriyama directed FF10 with Takayoshi Nakazato and Toshiro Tsuchida and later made FF102 alone. Nomura did make 10′s cast though

    • delmar

      To defend Nomura the only thing he has directed is the Kingdom Hearts Series and Final Fantasy XV. He has served as the lead character designer since VII. Toriyama has been an event planner for VII and X then went to direct X-2 , XII Revent Wings, and XIII installments. In contrast Toriyama products have been much less favorable in a general consensus because how far it’s strayed from the original franchise. If anything Toriyama was responsible for this:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJotVinhXJ4

      Real masterpiece.

      • Monterossa

        Some people still don’t get the meaning of that laughing scene?

        • Nanaki

          Surprisingly a lot of people I know didn’t catch the meaning behind that laughing scene. So it’s not surprising that people still criticize it to this day.

          • Logan Moll

            I’m not familiar with a ‘meaning’ for it, either. Do you mean Tidus’ motivation for doing it or something else? Unless it’s a pretty damn compelling reason, that’s still one of the most cringe-worthy, horrible scenes I’ve ever seen in an RPG.

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            Fake laughter, buddy. It sounds horrible because he was faking it. That’s what the staff wanted even the Japanese cast. If you watched it for more than 20 seconds you will see him breaking out in a natural laughter.

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            Judging by Logan’s comment my guess is that people did not even play the game.

          • Logan Moll

            Maybe you didn’t quite understand my comment. I asked if there was some other compelling reason for it, or if it was just Tidus’ in game-reasoning for why he did it. I assumed there was something that I was missing–like, past why he chose to do it–because of how abhorrent that scene is. Fake laughing or not–which obviously it is–would you actually interact with another human being like that? (Let alone one that you were ‘interested in’) That’s all it really comes down to. Nobody would do that. It’s not believable, and it’s so awkward and ridiculous that it’s difficult to even watch. If I’m supposed to take this love story seriously, I need to be able to immerse myself into the characters and the world. When they do ridiculous things like that, it becomes difficult to.

            You can still love this game and admit that this scene is balls. It doesn’t make you any less of a ‘fan’ or whatever. It’s okay to be honest and objectively critical about a work that you like.

          • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

            You gave yourself a big headache over one simple scene. Person A is sad, Person B tells him to do something crazy to feel better. Person A decides to screw around rather than doing what he was told to do. Person B decides to join him. It was like kids killing time. Is that really hard to believe?

            I mean this is a franchise about guys who do crazy things like fight giant monsters with swords, beating a guy in rage while calling him spoony bard, and a laugh is unbelievable.

          • NewestType

            Not to mention jumping 50 ft in the air, bending the laws of nature to there will, summoning reimagined demons, and defeating gods.

        • delmar

          No I understood the significance. It’s not like the writing is a piece from Nietzsche or Kierkegaard. Final Fantasy and it’s stories aren’t usually that complex. especially the story/ characters of FFX. I was trying to illustrate with the example I provided was how poorly executed something by your “savior” Toriyama could be done. His work isn’t that good and majority of people feel that way considering all the complaining that has been done by the fan base in recent years. Obviously you and a select group feel otherwise. The other constant is the huge misconception of Nomura’s role within the company. An Art Director/Lead character Designer has little influence on the actual story itself, that is a whole other department. And feel what ever way you want about Nomura’s “darkness, black, leathers, zippers, and belts” he has managed to create a few of the most iconic characters in gaming history. That is not a feat to be knocked.

    • NewestType

      wow…
      So wrong. Nomura was the one who brought Tida’s appearance to life as well as other characters. You may be placing to much responsibility on him. It’s like evryone just blames everything wrong with the company on Nomura.I fault game informer for listing him as 1 of the top 10 producers in current gaming.

    • Steven Higgins

      Toriyama may have been the director, but Nomura still designed the characters, hence Lulu’s 15 inter-connected belts. And that’s all he did.

  • Rocket D

    I literally can’t wait for this HD. It’s great to hear this in English too. There may not be a release date yet but it’s this year and this is the most effort I’ve ever seen in a HD port to date. Full support SE, I really like the idea of future FFX related anything, sequel or not.

  • NightzeroAX

    I’ll still call him Tai-dus.

  • XaviIniesta

    Looking forward to going through these games again and re-visiting Spira. Especially Last Mission, which I never got to play before.
    I think FFX-2 will feel the most nostalgic and emotional for me to revisit, even though FFX is the game I like more out of the two. I just have so many memories tied to X-2.

    Curious to hear what the new remixed soundtrack will sound like for some of the songs in the game.
    To Zanarkand feels like one of those themes you might not want to mess with too much, but who knows.
    I hope they spiced up the main battle theme though, so it feels more fresh, since as much as I loved hearing it the first 1000 times, it grew a bit old after a while.

  • leingod

    Audio drama, huh? Not a fan of hearing people emoting, I’d rather hear a release date :/

    • DyLaN

      Still they are worth a shot cuz most of the time all the extra/world building/background/etc stuff comes in the form of Drama CD. Like the NiER drama CD.

      • leingod

        Guess it doesn’t hurt, at least.

  • Aqua King

    Why does this sound like Hope and not Tidus?

  • Sydney Losstarot

    I feel bad for Tidus, everybody in the game never calls him by name, not even his girlfriend.

  • Steven Higgins

    OMG THEY SAID HIS NAME! THEY SAID IT! I mean I knew they did it in the JP version but hearing it in English is like the final nail in his anonymity’s coffin. I know they’ve said it in other material, but this is the first time they’ve done so within the FFX canon

  • EisKonig

    I can’t wait for this remake anymore, I want it nooooow T___T

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