The second part of our look at the Remake of Final Fantasy VII will be released soon, but until then, let’s take a quick look back at the first game. The first game in the franchise to release, Final Fantasy VII was originally released in North America as Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. It is also known by its Japanese title, Square RPG Crossover: Advanced Tactics. The original release date for this remake was September 15th, 2016. However, due to how much people are anticipating this remake and its potential sequels, Square Enix has decided to push the release date up to November 11th, 2017. This means that fans who pre-ordered the collector’s edition of this game or played it on VC may now receive their copies sooner than planned! Stay tuned for more information regarding when you can start playing this remake already!
Final Fantasy VII Remake – What’s in store?
Like most Final Fantasy games, the remake will feature improved visuals, new battle mechanics, additional content, and a story direction that’s more narrative-driven. The game will retain the same open-world design seen in the original version, but will be enhanced with a day and night cycle, a stronger ATB system, and a modernized version of the Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII music. You’ll also be able to explore a new location, the Cosmo Canyon, where the game’s set pieces — the train, the Rose/Soarco, and the ruined metro — will take place.
Final Fantasy VII Remake – When is it coming out?
Initially, the game was set to release on the Playstation 4 in Japan on the 16th of June, but the release date was pushed back to the 28th of July. The game’s release date in the west was later pushed back to the 12th of November. The good news is that the game will still be available until the 29th of November in Japan and the 23rd of December in the west.
Final Fantasy VII Remake – What’s the story?
In the beginning, there was Final Fantasy. In its infancy, it was a spinoff series of the hugely successful Final Fantasy series, which was itself a spinoff of the super-popular series, Chrono Trigger. The first game in the series to release, Final Fantasy VII originally released in North America as Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Like the original Final Fantasy, the remake will be primarily story-driven and feature some additional gameplay elements.
Final Fantasy VII Remake – How to play?
Similar to the original, Final Fantasy VII: Remake will feature both a randomly-generated open world and a pre-built towns and cities to explore. However, the game’s open world design will be far more expansive than the original. The developers have compared the game to The Sims, with the goal of letting players “create the world they want to live in.” Unlike the original, where you had only one way to progress the story and advance the gameplay, Final Fantasy VII: Remake will let you choose between two different playstyles. The first is classic Final Fantasy fare, with turn-based combat, item management, and a traditional story. The other is a more action-oriented affair, featuring both melee and magic attacks, and a more diverse range of enemies.
Final Fantasy VII Remake – Is this a remake or a sequel?
The game is a remake in that it is a direct sequel to the original Final Fantasy VII. However, it is not a sequel in the strictest sense of the word. Rather, it is a reboot, similar to the Borderlands series, where the main character is brand new to the franchise, though he is also based on the original character, Cloud.
The Future of the Remake Game
As you can see, much like the original, the remake will be expanding the universe created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the series’ developer. Sakaguchi’s original vision for Final Fantasy was to create a world where players could create their own stories. With the indulgence of the Final Fantasy series, he has created a world where players can create their own stories through the lens of his works. The devs are aiming to create a “world that’s players can get lost in,” much like the works of J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer. The devs hope that the upcoming games in the series will offer a “continuing story” that will “build on the amazing, original work that was done with Final Fantasy VII.”
The Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of many remakes that Square Enix is currently working on. The studio is currently developing the game for both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One, and it is expected to release in early 2018. The developers have said that the new version will be more narrative-driven and feature updated graphics, so stay tuned for more information. In the meantime, if you’re a Final Fantasy VII fan, you’ll want to get your expectations set at ease. The Final Fantasy VII Remake is not a direct sequel, but rather a reboot that is set to continue the story that began in the original game.