Hold the Girl singer Rina Sawayama, who stars as Akira in John Wick: Chapter 4, has revealed in an interview with IGN that she’s a “PlayStation girl” through and through – and that she’s eager for Square Enix to remake Final Fantasy IX, which she thinks may be one of the more underrated games in the series.
Speaking about some of her other favourites, she revealed that she’s really enjoying Final Fantasy VII: Remake, but hasn’t had an opportunity to finish it yet. And she added that she’s a fan of IGN’s reviews – although we like to think Rina’s made the odd visit to Push Square from time to time, too!
Born in Japan but brought up in England, Sawayama’s had a string of hits over the past few years, with her avant-garde approach to pop music attracting plaudits. Interestingly, her Final Fantasy fandom can be observed in her song Snakeskin, where she pays homage to the game’s famous battle victory melody.
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Sure. After FF6 remake.
Why is that dude dressed up as a pink condom?
I don't want a FF9 remake. The FF7 remake is fine, but I am angry at the many story changes that just make everything lamer like side characters surviving.
@GrimReaper Yeah I'm not a fan of the changes to Final Fantasy 7 Remake's story either, but I guess if she hasn't finished yet, she's still waiting to experience those for herself. 😬
I'm in the minority and the FF fan base is so polarizing on it but I rather see and want a FF8 remake instead
I'm still waiting on final fantasy x-3
@GrimReaper @get2sammyb That's why.
bada boom bada bing! The original still exists y'all. For those who don't want the changes, the original and the re-release is there as comfort food
I think she’s great. Her first LP Sawayama is one of my favorite records of the last few years, but I didn’t notice the FF reference on Snakeskin. Some of her best songs have a grandeur that feels very JRPG so it makes sense. Glad to see her getting more exposure and success!
Saw her in Sydney in January! Stirred up so much energy in the room, adore her so much. Now we just have to find out her Persona waifu and we're all set 🤪
She is a woman of culture
I agree with her. Would love to see a 9 remake.
@get2sammyb Yeah I can usually keep up w/ you but even I didn't know her. 🤷♂️ Glad you gave that little career recap, looking forward to seeing John Wick 4 in theaters as soon as I find time for a 2:49 movie in my schedule.
When I first saw her I thought she was Japanese, which she apparently is, but her name sounds like she's part of those "RRR" movie people. Gonna have to go google.
If the universe wanted me to know who she was they'd play her version of "Enter Sandman" on the car radios in Fortnite.😁
FFIX is my favorite FF game. I can just picture something on the graphical level of the most recent ratchet and clank game.
Does anyone on this planet actually want new games?
@Ichiban New games like Suicide Squad? No thanks.
@GrimReaper Yeah, its all pretty depressing at the moment isn't it.
I'm not into pop music, but i follow RIna. She's very talented and with great taste in fashion and gaming
John Wick still sounds like a Cockney rhyming slang phrase to me
@Drago201 We've already had it in a way. It was called ''Will'' and came with the HD re-release. It was a complete dumpster fire.
And yes, its canon is questionable, but if that is in any way shape or form what X-3 ''the game'' would look like, you are better off just reading some fanfiction.
I love Rina so much
trying to figure out optimal posture in ffix. seems like only the z-slaves get the cool stuff.
Wished SE did a remake of Parasite Eve, but prolly never gonna happen
I have no idea who she is, but if she most wants ffix, I'm now a fan.
@Ichiban Hmm, new games like Forspoken and Dante of War: A Final Fantasy Story vs games like FFIX with a new coat of paint.... That's a hard one....
@get2sammyb a girl who carried John Wick 4 alongside Donnie Yen
Why is that a news?!
@NEStalgia Give it up with your hate for FFXVI man. If it doesn't get nominated for Game of the Year then you leave the site for good. Deal?
I just want more Vivi in my life honestly
@NB-DanTE cool life hack : if the headline is of zero interest to you then don't read the article.
Final Fantasy remake plot changes are fantastic. They should keep them coming, fanboys be damned.
@KaijuKaiser DICE game of the year or Push Square popularity contest game of the year?
I dunno who she is but I agree on a FF9 remake for sure.
Nvidia leaks are getting true each passing day so she might be in luck.
She's just dropping teasers that she's on the soundtrack for the remake at this point.
Have no idea who she is, but FF IX deserves all praise and a remake would be nice. Vivi is the best FF character ever.
@NB-DanTE It isn't. That's why the article is titled as "Random". 😁
@Fight_Teza_Fight Again? FFVI has been remade twice already. haha oh, but perhaps you want them to remake VI in 3D?
Oh god, they would totally screw that one up big time.
I imagine them turning the battles into Tekken Tag tournament and removing the Esper growth system to make it more "accessible" for non-rpg gamers
They probably change the story so that the world of ruin is prevented and explain the the story of the original FFVI is a conveniently different timeline.
That would be very Square Enix. They have totally lost their touch when it comes to Final Fantasy.
Yes Final Fantasy XVI looks good, and so did Final Fantasy XV as XIII, people were excited for these games as well.
But it turned out to be mostly disappointment.
The management needs the franchise to grow, so they are butchering it's identity in order for it to appeal more to the mainstream.
It's quite sad to see
Final Fantasy VIII was the only one that ever deserved a remake.
Never heard of her but can't deny her great taste in gaming systems and final fantasy
FF9 remake would be boss, long as they eventually also remake 8 too.
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