Final Fantasy VII
Just before the start of the gamescom Square Enix has launched the downloadable PC version of Final Fantasy VII in their store.
This 'enhanced' version of the original PC version, that was released back in 1998, features 36 achievements, cloud saving, character booster and is optimized to run on current PC's.
The downloadable version normally will cost € 12,99 / $ 11,99, but now has a special launch price of € 9,99 / $ 9,99 till 12 September. European fans can get the game here and United States fans here.
Square Enix has finally announced that Final Fantasy VII will get a downloadable version for PC that can be acquired from the Square Enix Store. This version will feature 36 achievements, a character booster and cloud saves.
The PC version of Final Fantasy VII was ported and released back in 1998 by Eidos Entertainment and it seems this new version has been tweaked to run on modern PC's.
Square Enix has launced the official website and released a trailer (which can be viewed below). The release date will be announced soon.
Yesterday Square Enix has registered the domain name "finalfantasyviipc.com", which looks like something is happening around the PC version of Final Fantasy VII, which was released back in 1998 by Eidos (which is part of Square Enix since 2009).
Maybe the game will receive a digital download via Steam? More info about the domain name can be found here.
Bad news for Final Fantasy VII fans that want a remake of the original. In an interview in the Japanese magazine Famitsu character designer Tetsuya Nomura said that a remake of Final Fantasy has no priority.
There are a lot of people who want a remake of Final Fantasy VII. However, new titles take precedence. We work our hardest to make something that might be even better than Final Fantasy VII.
Further he said that Yoshinori Kitase is the future of the series and the new Final Fantasy must overcome the Final Fantasy of the past.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 next week Square Enix has temporary reduced the price of Final Fantasy titles that are available in the European PlayStation Store.
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Was £14.99/€24.99 – Now £9.99/€11.99)
- Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy – Prologus (Was £2.39/€2.99 – Now £1.19/€1.49)
- Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
- Final Fantasy (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
- Final Fantasy II (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
- Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
- Final Fantasy V (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
- Final Fantasy VI (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
- Final Fantasy VII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
- Final Fantasy VIII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
- Final Fantasy IX (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
- Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (£7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
PlayStation Plus members will receive an extra 10% off and starting 8 February Final Fantasy V will be available for free for PlayStation Plus members.
Last week on the European PlayStation Blog it was revealed that several Final Fantasy VII characters will be coming to LittleBigPlanet 2. The costume of Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, Vincent and Sephiroth will be available on 13 July and will cost $1.99 / € 1.99 / £1.59 each. Vincent can only be acquired when you buy the costume pack which will cost ya $5.99 / € 5.99 / £4.79.
Fourteen years after the release of Final Fantasy VII a hidden scene has been discovered in the first print of the Japanese version. The scene, which can only be accessed by using cheat codes takes place in the unused lobby of the Honeybee Inn where Cloud runs into Palmer who was having fun there until he chases the manager, because the girl is question was Palmer's 'honey'.
The track that plays when the scene starts is called 'Comical' and has never made it to the soundtrack.
An email that was posted by an user on Gawker has been spreading the rumor of a potential remake of Final Fantasy VII for the Next Generation Portable.
In the email Square Enix is hiring English translators for, the recently in development, 'Final Fantasy VII Enhanced Version', which features enhanced graphics, a battle system like Final Fantasy XIII and new chocobo features.
Those who are excited already, please don't. Square Enix said that this email may not be legit and it contains one huge error: headquartes.
Yesterday Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII will be available in the American PlayStation Store the same day and today they've announced that European fans can download the game tomorrow.
You can download the game for $9,99 USD / €9,99 EUR (not certain). So if you had trouble buying this great game on eBay, go get it in on PSN!
Yesterday Square Enix has released Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation Network in Japan and the game can be played on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. It is the international version of the game and it can be bought for 1,500 Yen and is 1715 MB in size.
If the game will be released on PSN in the United States and Europe is currently unknown.