Ever since RPGs began in 1997 with the launch of Final Fantasy VII, players have argued about the correct pronunciation of Cait Sith, the name of a potential party member in a game full of better options. As there was no audio dialogue, only text, players came up with creative fiction and dug their heels in, like our one friend who steadfastly insisted it was pronounced "Cat Sit".
As Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth features a playable, voiced Cait Sith, Square Enix has finally decided the time has arrived to set the record straight. More than two decades later, on a quiet Wednesday morning and apropos of literally nothing, we get this:
Cait Sith, then, is pronounced "Kate Sihth", surprising no one except a vocal minority who, as it turns out, were egregiously wrong all these years, and thus the retconning will begin.
How have you been pronouncing Cait Sith? Is this the confirmation you've been seeking, or the shattering of an internalised truth? Let us know in the comments section below.