It seems like ages since we last heard anything about the Final Fantasy VII remake. Concerns were growing as to whether the game was actually happening. Rest assured, Square Enix has shined down upon us and raised our hopes once again with this beautiful trailer for this updated version of the original classic that broke ground over two decades ago and helped launch Sony into the gaming console market. Time and care are being taken in the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake. If the in-game graphics match the trailer then this is setting up to be one of the most beautifully crafted games to hit the PS4 since last year’s epic hit, God of War.
Final Fantasy VII Remake brings back four key staff members: original character designer Tetsuya Nomura returned as both director and main character designer, original director Yoshinori Kitase acted as producer, Kazushige Nojima returned to write the script, and composer Nobuo Uematsu. The game will feature new content and adjustments have been made to the characters’ design to balance between stylization and realism. If you’re thinking that this is a remastered version of the original, you are sorely mistaken. Final Fantasy VII Remake is being built completely from the ground up, featuring full polygonal graphics instead of pre-rendered backgrounds. Also, the game will use a combat system similar to another Square Enix title, Kingdom Hearts. The real-time battle system allows players to freely control Cloud or one of his allies as they use their respective weapons to attack enemies.
Right now, there is no release date set for Final Fantasy VII Remake. However, more announcements regarding the title will be revealed in June.
The original Final Fantasy VII launched on the original PlayStation on December 31, 1997. It received widespread commercial and critical success and remains widely regarded as a landmark title and one of the greatest video games of all time. The title won numerous Game of the Year awards and was acknowledged for boosting the sales of the PlayStation and popularizing Japanese role-playing games worldwide. Critics praised its graphics, gameplay, music, and story, although some criticism was directed towards its English localization.