Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake will not be released worldwide on 3 March 2020, but has been delayed to 10 April 2020.

Below is a message from the development team:

We know that so many of you are looking forward to the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake and have been waiting patiently to experience what we have been working on. In order to ensure we deliver a game that is in-line with our vision, and the quality that our fans who have been waiting for deserve, we have decided to move the release date to April 10, 2020.

We are making this tough decision in order to give ourselves a few extra weeks to apply final polish to the game and to deliver you with the best possible experience. I, on behalf of the whole team, want to apologize to everyone, as I know this means waiting for the game just a little bit longer.

Thank you for your patience and continued support”

-- Yoshinori Kitase, Producer of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

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

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Last week the listing of the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo in the PlayStation Store was leaked. However it seems that now the full demo has been leaked. It is listed on an open file server along with the full game (which has been removed now).

Footage has been uploaded on YouTube from the demo. YouTube user Lystrasza has successfully got the demo working, most likely on a modded or jailbraiked PlayStation 4, and has uploaded the opening cutscene of the game.

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More footage has appeared on YouTube so it seems other users also got the demo working. Here's a video of the full demo. Better watch it now, before it will be removed.

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The demo starts at the beginning of Final Fantasy VII (Remake), the bombing of the Mako Reactor 1 and ends after it's destruction. Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020.

Update: It seems more than only the demo has been leaked. After people have data-mined the package, which is 10GB, additional content has been found that is otherwise impossible to find in the course of the demo. We will not post these things, but you've been warned!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The games tracker on Gamstat, a page that lists every new addition to the PlayStation Store, has listed the demo of Final Fantasy VII Remake with the cover. The cover was later removed from playstation.net, but has been saved.

Final Fanatsy VII Remake demo cover

The demo has not been confirmed by Square Enix, but it seems to be coming. Will this be the same demo that was playable at multiple conferences (like E3 and gamescom)? Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on PlayStation 4 on 3 March 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

During The Game Awards 2019 that were held last night in Los Angeles Square Enix has revealed a new trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4. Only 80 days left!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

It is possible that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on other consoles and PC after 3 March 2021. The game will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4 and it seems to be a timed exclusive.

Square Enix has updated the North American package art of Final Fantasy VII Remake which now includes a PlayStation Exclusive logo with a disclaimer below: Timed Exclusive untill 3/3/21.

Final Fantasy VII Remake package art North America

The remake of Final Fantasy VII is in development for years and has been split into episodes. This first episode will take place in Midgar and will cover two Blu-ray discs.

Final Fantasy VII

On the PlayStation Blog Square Enix has revealed new information of Final Fantasy VII Remake together with a load of screenshots.

You can read the full article on the PlayStation Blog.

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Square Enix has released a special feature commercial for Final Fantasy VII Remake in Japan that aired during Fuji TV’s FNS 27-Hour TV: Japanese Sports are Strong! The commercial is available in the original seven-minute version and an extended 13-minutes version.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4.

You can watch the commercial below. No official English subtitles available though. We have to accept the automatic translated subtitles.

Original version (7 minutes)

Extended version (13 minutes)

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Square Enix has revealed new gameplay footage of Final Fantasy VII Remake during the Final Fantasy VII Remake Special Stage at the PlayStation at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Here's a recap of the information shared during the live show:

It started off with Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase taking to the stage to explain how combat works in the game. For a full explanation, we recommend checking out our E3 presentation from earlier this year here: https://youtu.be/RU3TVZ5vWZc

We got a glimpse at both "Easy" and "Normal" modes from the in-game option menus, and Kitase-san then showed us a new combat mode, named "Classic Mode".

In the original Final Fantasy VII, you would wait around until the ATB Gauge fills up, and then select a move to initiate your attack. With Classic Mode in Final Fantasy VII Remake the team have re-created the same style of play!

In standard modes, the ATB Gauge fills up by repeatedly attacking your enemy, but in Classic Mode this aspect of gameplay is handled automatically. The player does not need to do anything and the character fights automatically, charging up their ATB Gauge.

So anyone playing Final Fantasy VII Remake in Classic Mode does not have to worry about the action side of the combat system, and can instead focus on selecting commands, making it possible to play Final Fantasy VII Remake as if it were a classic menu-based RPG!

After showing off combat in Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kitase-san introduced one of the elements we first saw in the Final Fantasy VII Remake TGS Trailer a few days ago - the Squats mini-game, and our presenter did an amazing job of playing!

Finally, we got a closer look at one of the boss fights in the game. In this segment we saw Cloud, Tifa and Aerith take on Aps in the sewers of Midgar.

Aerith's standard attacks are long-ranged, and pressing the Triangle button uses her unique character ability "Tempest". Her Holy Circle ability creates an area in the battlefield, and any spell used within the area is cast repeatedly.

During this boss battle, Cloud had the Ifrit Summon Materia equipped. And because of this, Cloud's attacks caused his Summon Gauge to eventually fill up completely over time...

With a full Summon Gauge we saw Cloud summon Ifrit, who remained on the battlefield. Summons are typically controlled by the AI, but we saw Cloud spend his ATB charges to make Ifrit use his unique abilities, such as Flare Burst and Crimson Dive!

Ifrit remained on the battlefield fighting until Cloud's Summon Gauge depleted, at which point Ifrit unleashed his ultimate attack: Hellfire!

Each character can equip up to one Summon Materia each, and while playing Final Fantasy VII Remake it'll be up to the player to decide which Summon to equip, depending on the battlefield and enemy!

You can watch the footage below:

  • 8:38 - 25:40: No. 1 Reactor
  • 31:05 - 32:20: Squats mini-game
  • 34:40 - 39:54: Aps boss battle

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4.

Final Fantasy VII

Square Enix has revealed the Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The trailer shows familiar faces, area's and gameplay scenes.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 on PlayStation 4.

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On 7 September 1997, Final Fantasy VII was released in the United States. In order to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the release, Square Enix has released a new piece of artwork.

This time they've remake one of the most iconic pieces of artwork from the original game. It shows Cloud in front of the Shinra building in Midgar. The picture to the right is the original artwork so you can compare them.

Final Fantasy VII Remake artwork Final Fantasy VII artwork

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released on 3 March 2020 for PlayStation 4.

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