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"SiIva Direct Mini Quarantine 2020" is a high quality stream held on April 1, 2020, as part of the April Fools' Day 2020 event.

Content Edit

This stream is an elaborate April Fool's joke; while it imitates the format of the three actual Directs, none of the content actually announces any new information.

At 0:10, "Steve Jobs" (played by Mike Mehr) introduces himself and declares a very special announcement. A "reveal" of Cloud Strife in the same manner as the actual King for Another Day reveal trailers then plays. Afterwards, Hinchy reveals Cloud's source list, but shortly after announces Cloud's non-participation.

At 2:02, "Steve Jobs" appears again to announce that Cloud will be available for download, referring to a Google Drive link in the stream's description, which is for a picture of Cloud's KFAD-style character art.

At 2:25, "Steve Jobs" then announces that there is "one more thing". The KFAD reveal trailer intro plays, followed by Adam Levine's King for Another Day reveal trailer. At 3:17, on the frame used for Adam's tier list image, the video pauses and then very slowly zooms into his face as "P'lod In The House" by Béla Fleck & The Flecktones plays in full, stretching the Direct out to an exact length of 7 minutes.

At 6:55, as the song ends, an edited picture of Cloud with tiny bleeding bug-eyes appears for three frames, followed by a black screen.

The title of the stream references the 2020 coronavirus pandemic; at time of release, many countries were being significantly affected by the outbreak, and governments had to institute restrictive containment measures such as quarantines.

Transcript Edit

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[We see an "HWCRB" rating where all the other text just consists of the number 2. This is followed by the same "YouTube Videos" logo seen in SiIva Direct 4.1.2019 and a short Nintendo Direct-style title sequence.]

[Transition to Mike Mehr wearing round Steve Jobs-esque glasses. Behind him are two computer screens displaying Apple-related pages, one of which is just a Google Image Search page for iPhones.]

Mike: Hi, everybody. Steve Jobs here, creator of... [looks at marker writing on his hand reading "I work at [...]"] ...Apple. [The caption "Steve Jobs/iPhone" pops up.] During our off time on this, we all need a little bit of excitement in our lives to cheer us up a bit. So, today, I have a very, very special announcement for all of you. Take a look.

[Fade to black. Fade into Final Fantasy VII footage, followed by the King for Another Day logo, the multiplication sign image used for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC announcements, and the Final Fantasy VII logo. Cut to official footage of Cloud Strife, then to a "reveal" in the style of the actual King for Another Day reveals, complete with the old 11/23/2019 date, as the victory fanfare from Final Fantasy VII plays.]

[Cut to Cloud Strife's art.]

Hinchy: That's right! The soldier of fortune from Final Fantasy VII, Cloud Strife, joins the battle in the King for Another Day Tournament as a downloadable fighter. His source list features all of the Final Fantasy VII songs you love!

[A source list appears, with the only two entries being "Let the Battles Begin!" and "Fight On!". The credit "Art by: Dead Line" also appears.]

[Cut to footage of Chaze the Chat from the SiIva Direct 4.1.2019 shoot, with the caption "Chaze the Chat/Grand Dad".]

Hinchy: Unfortunately, since the King for Another Day Tournament has already happened, Cloud will not be participating in the King for Another Day Tournament.

[Cut back to "Steve Jobs".]

Steve Jobs: Just incredible stuff. And, we hope you're just as excited as we are for Cloud's release, and he will be releasing today! [The captions "Releasing today!" and "Check the video description after the direct is over!" appear.] After this presentation is over, you can go into this video's description and click the download link and download Cloud today! We thank you so much for tuning into our announcement today. But, we have one more thing! [The caption "One more thing!" appears.]

[Fade to black. The intro to the King for Another Day reveal trailers plays, but the white screen stays for an uncomfortably long period of time. "V Stands for Victory" then plays, but the final freeze-frame slowly zooms in from 3:17 to 6:55 as the song "P'lod In The House" by Béla Fleck & The Flecktones plays. At 6:55, an edited picture of Cloud with tiny bleeding bug-eyes appears for three frames, followed by a black screen.]


DescriptionEdit

Download Cloud Strife: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15dg03FNxzCLA0ueCTWbG_iiprCVKIdv9

On April 1st at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET we shared roughly 7 minutes of news and information about upcoming high quality video game rips and more, including no new details on SiIvaGunner: King for Another Day Tournament.



Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL0CQjrcN8D3Z9UomTgXWqscschXrJYH6


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Contributors[1]Edit

Writing/Direction/Production

Cloud Strife joke idea

Character art

Host

TriviaEdit

  • It was initially planned that there was going to be a third King for a Day joke in the direct but the idea was dropped out for unknown reasons.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. High Quality Rip Credits on Hinchy's website.
  2. Discord message by Hinchy
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