Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy VII Remake has sold over 5 million units worldwide. This includes both physical and digital versions. Square Enix also confirmed that Final Fantasy VII Remake is the highest-selling digital release from Square Enix on the PlayStation platform.

Final Fantasy VII Remake was released on 10 April 2020 after being in development for several years and tells the story of the first part of Final Fantasy VII in the city of Midgar. The game was received very good. The second part is currently in development, but no further information has been revealed.

If you haven't got the chance to play the game, it''s on sale in the PlayStation Store until 19 August 2020. You can also play the demo which let you play the first chapter of the game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake sold over 5 million units worldwide

Final Fantasy VII Remake

On the Final Fantasy Portal Site Square Enix has published the first of their two part special interview Digging Deep into the World of Final Fantasy VII Remake with co-director and scenario designer Mr. Motomu Toriyama.

Digging Deep into the World of Final Fantasy VII Remake part 1

You can read part one below. Please note that this interview may contain spoilers if you haven't finished the game.

We were surprised to hear “Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII” playing in the Sector 7 slums! Was there a reason for that song choice?

Toriyama: In Final Fantasy VII Remake you return to the Sector 7 undercity many times and we intended for it to serve as your central hub over the course of the story, so we wanted it to feel like home—a cozy place you could come back to. To that end, we chose to use “Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII”—which played on the world map in the original game—there. Final Fantasy VII Remake takes place solely in Midgar, but we didn’t limit its soundtrack to songs originally only heard within the city. Instead, we utilized tracks from throughout the original that fit certain scenes or areas in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

What were the drinks that Tifa made at Seventh Heaven?

Toriyama: First was the popular Seventh Heaven, a drink that packs a serious punch and gives you the courage to keep going. Her second creation was a Cosmo Canyon, a burgundy-colored cocktail inspired by the location of the same name. There are also other drinks on the menu at Seventh Heaven, such as a Lifestream, which possesses a green hue.
Tifa’s showmanship with the shaker comes from her natural dexterity and her keen observation that the regulars are more generous tippers when she puts some flair into her bartending.

There are several new characters in Final Fantasy VII Remake who did not appear in the original, including the mysterious young man Chadley. Could you tell us a little about his past?

Toriyama: You can learn about Chadley’s origins by clearing his battle reports. While some of the quests pose a serious challenge, you’ll need to complete them to discover his past.

There are so many cats in the Sector 7 slums. Is there a cat lover on the development team?

Toriyama: Sector 7’s excessive number of cats can be attributed to Wedge. He loves the furry critters so much, he can’t help but bring any stray he finds back home with him. As for cat lovers on the dev team, co-director Naoki Hamaguchi (game design / programming) is one, so he had his cat rendered in-game. Personally, I wanted to make sure dog people weren’t left out, so we decided to even things out by increasing Midgar's canine population. That’s why Marle—the landlord of Stargazer Heights—can be seen with her own loyal companion.

Wedge’s cats seem a little on the large side. Could that be a case of pets resembling their owners?

Toriyama: Wedge’s cats eat just as much—and as often—as he does, so any animal in his care is going to grow very quickly.

Cloud’s mother and Tifa’s father weren’t given names in the original Final Fantasy VII, but how about in Final Fantasy VII Remake?

Toriyama: They both had names in the original Final Fantasy VII character design documents, so we decided to use them in Final Fantasy VII Remake. Now Cloud’s mother is officially named Claudia and Tifa’s father is Brian. Tifa’s dad, however, has no dialogue in Final Fantasy VII Remake, so during development we referred to him as “dead body.”

There’s not much plant life under the plates of Midgar, but so many flowers bloom around Aerith’s house. Is there a reason for that?

Toriyama: The large river running through the outskirts of Sector 5's undercity brings fresh water, rich with nutrients from the planet's lifestream, to both Aerith's house and the dilapidated church. This is the same water Aerith uses to lovingly tend to her flowers. Also, the fact that Aerith is an Ancient could be another reason for the vibrant vegetation there.

When trying to sneak out of Aerith’s house at night, did the number of obstacles decrease with each failed attempt, or was it just our imagination?

Toriyama: Despite being mad at Cloud, Aerith cleans up the mess bit by bit to make it easier for him to sneak out. To give you some behind-the-scenes info, we wanted to spook the player a bit when Aerith scolds Cloud, which is why she sounds so scary when scolding him. Aerith is waiting for Cloud after he leaves anyway, so maybe she was just playing with him. Kind of terrifying when you think of it like that.

Despite being a child, the items Moggie sells are impressive. Where does he get them from?

Toriyama: There are plenty of passionate moogle medal collectors out there, even among adults, and it’s through them that Moggie's able to trade for the rare items he offers Cloud. Moggie is one example of how even kids living in the Sector 5 undercity are tough and resourceful.

Isn’t Rude unusually nice to women? He kept putting them to sleep in battle.

Toriyama: In the original Final Fantasy VII Rude wouldn’t attack Tifa, so we decided that he wouldn’t actively attack women in Final Fantasy VII Remake. Of course, battles wouldn’t really work if he didn’t attacked female characters at all, so we made him less aggressive, just putting them to sleep.

How was the Guardian Angel of the Slums character created?

Toriyama: The character Mireille originally appeared in a novel portraying events following Final Fantasy VII’s Meteorfall, called “Final Fantasy VII: The Kids Are Alright: A Turks Side Story”, and we decided to include her in Final Fantasy VII Remake. After some deliberation over how she would have spent her time in Midgar, we came up with the idea of her being a Robin Hood-style thief for the people of the slums.

Kyrie and Leslie are also from that novel. What reasons were there for including them in Final Fantasy VII Remake as well? Did you provide them with more backstory?

Toriyama: Because Kyrie and Leslie were both part of that story, we decided to include them in the game as undercity residents. From the very beginning of development, we wanted Final Fantasy VII Remake to feature characters from the larger Final Fantasy VII universe—characters who weren’t a part of the original. So, we came up with pasts for these characters that would fit with their stories in the novel. Leslie in particular got a lot of screen time since he was one of Don Corneo’s lackeys, involving him in the main story.

Even the background characters out and about in the city have a lot of personality. Do you have a favorite?

Toriyama: A great deal of NPC characters and dialogue from the original game—a lot of which I worked on—were repurposed for Final Fantasy VII Remake. That’s always fun to see. Of the NPCs, the lovey-dovey couple at the Sector 7 slums train station is my favorite.

Part two will be published on 12 August 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

This month Final Fantasy VII Remake was finally released. Earlier this week Square Enix has announced on Twitter that shipments and digital sales has exceeded over 3.5 million worldwide in three days after the release on 10 April.

We're proud to announce we shipped and digitally sold over 3.5M copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake in 3 days!

All of us would like to raise our Buster Swords to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us during launch, we hope you’re all enjoying the game!

Final Fantasy VII Remake sales exceeds 3.5 million

However this is not the fatest selling Final Fantasy game. When Final Fantasy XV was released back in 2016 the game has shipped 5 million copies of the game within 24 hours. Final Fantasy XV was no PlayStation exclusive. It was also released in Xbox One at launch day.

Final Fantasy VII Remake has received very good reviews scoring an 88 on Metacritic at this moment.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

After the announcement back on E3 2015, a long silence and the switch of development team, the wait is finally over! Final Fantasy VII Remake is now available for PlayStation 4.

Completely rebuilt using the best of modern gaming technology, Final Fantasy VII Remake is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre. Along with unforgettable characters and a story revered as one of the most powerful within video games, the game also features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat. The first game in the project is set in the eclectic and sprawling city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that goes deeper into the iconic characters and world than ever before.

Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak you might not received the game today. Please be patient and stay safe!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix has released the final trailer before the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Please note that this trailer contains a lot of spoilers due to new footage of the game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 10 April 2020 on PlayStation 4. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak it may happen that you won't receive the game on release day. Europe and Australia however got the game early. Plesse note that you are not allowed to stream the game untill the release day.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Yoshinori Kitase (Producer) and Tetsuya Nomura (Director) of the Final Fantasy VII Remake development team has released an imported message regarding the release of the game and the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

The Final Fantasy VII Remake team have worked extremely hard to make this game and we are incredibly proud of what you are about to play. Our biggest motivator during the development was that so many of you were willing us on, and we felt your enthusiasm and passion every step of the way.

We had some hard decisions to make during the final few weeks before launch due to disruption to distribution channels caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These unique circumstances have made it very difficult to align timing of our global shipping. Our highest priority is that all of you, including those who live in countries currently facing the biggest disruption, can play the game at launch, so we made the decision to ship the game far earlier than usual to Europe and Australia.

As a result, there is a greater chance that some of you in these regions will now get a copy of the game prior to the worldwide release date of April 10. For other western regions, including the Americas, copies will be shipped this week and we feel optimistic that most of you will receive the game for launch day. However, due to the challenging situation we cannot provide delivery dates for each country and each retailer.

We really want all of you looking forward to Final Fantasy VII Remake to play the game on April 10 and experience everything we have been working on, together.

To everyone we would like to ask one big favour.

If you get the game early, please think of others and don’t spoil it for them. We know there are potential spoilers that have been out there for over two decades as the original Final Fantasy VII was released in 1997. But Final Fantasy VII Remake is a new game that still has many surprises for everyone. All our fans and players deserve to experience the game for themselves, and we ask for the support of our dedicated community around the world to ensure that.

On behalf of the entire development team, and everyone around the world that has worked on getting Final Fantasy VII Remake to you all, thanks again for your support, and most importantly, please stay safe.

So, please if you got the game early, don't spoil anything. And stay safe and follow the restrictions of your country.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Yesterday Square Enix has released a statement update regarding the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake and the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

As we prepare for the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake on April 10, we wanted to keep you updated on how the proactive measures being taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus are likely to affect the distribution and retail landscape in western regions at launch.

As you will be aware, many countries are limiting entry or closing their national and state borders and restricting the distribution and delivery of non-essential items. Understandably these restrictions are being implemented so that essential items can reach their destination as fast as possible.

This does not mean that box copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be dispatched, it just means that we cannot control the date the game may arrive.

In many countries and states, retail stores are closing to help with social distancing measures. If you placed a pre-order with one of these retailers, we advise you to check their websites for the latest information about the status of pre-orders, as well as pick-up and/or delivery information. Please ensure your mailing address and contact details are up to date, as some retailers have begun contacting customers with delivery updates.

Finally, we are currently making arrangements to ensure that pre-orders from the Square Enix reach you by April 10.

We are working hard to ensure as many of you as possible can play the game on April 10 and will update further when we have more information.

Thank you for your continued support and most importantly, stay safe.

Stay safe and follow the restrictions of your country.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

 Square Enix has released a statement regarding the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake and the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 10 April 2020 on PlayStation 4. However it is possible that physical copies of the game are not available on the release date in your country.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

With only a few weeks away of the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake Square Enix has revealed a new video series called Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Bringing together interviews with the game’s creators, artists and developers, the series gives an exclusive look at some of the secrets behind the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake - from the game’s story, characters, combat and action to its stunning music and spectacular visual design. The first video features insight from renowned developers including:

  • Yoshinori Kitase (Producer)
  • Tetsuya Nomura (Director & Concept Design)
  • Kazushige Nojima (Story & Scenario)
  • Naoki Hamaguchi (Co-Director – Game Design / Programming)
  • Motomu Toriyama (Co-Director – Scenario Design)

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 10 April 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Today, one day before the original release date, Square Enix has released the demo of Final Fantasy VII Remake worldwide for PlayStation 4 owners.

In this demo you can play the first chapter of Final Fantasy VII Remake, the bombing of Mako Reactor 1. The progress in demo can not be carried over to the full game.

You can download the demo from the PlayStation Store. Players who download the demo before 11 May 2020 will receive an exclusive PlayStation 4 theme when the full game launches.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be available on 10 April 2020 for PlayStation 4.

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