8-4 Play: 6/25/2021: SUMMER OF PARADISE

The hype train has left with a resounding choo-choo! In its wake, we unpack this year’s E3 news and share thoughts on Stranger of Paradise, FF7R Intergrade, 25 years of N64, and more!

Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about video games, Japan, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Hosted by 1UP Japan's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, and Hiroko Minamoto.

Jun. 25 2021

Posted by: Jan

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

01:40 – Nicknames

11:17 – Apex Legends

19:47 – Stranger in Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

35:20 – Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade

52:07 – Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

54:28 – Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

1:05:37 – News: E3 Recap; Sonic’s 30th Anniversary, Nintendo 64’s Anniversary, and more!

And now, here’s the music we used in this episode!


Intro: Battle Theme – Naoshi Mizuta (Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin)

Ending: File Select – Koji Kondo (Super Mario 64)

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