Square Enix has poured cold water on yet another "Final Fantasy VII remake" story, reiterating that it "has never stated this" - but doesn't rule it out at the same time.

Apparently it's all down to a bit in the new Electronic Gaming Monthly across the pond, which said that the tech demo intro shown off during last year's Sony E3 conference "was really a sneak peek at a next-gen revival of the PS1 role-playing hit".

Square Enix subsequently said much the opposite, of course, noting to IGN, "there have been a lot of rumours about the presentation hinting at an actual remake". Tell me about it.

"While the June 2006 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly confirms the remake for release in 2007, Square Enix has never stated this," the publisher said. They even underlined the "Square Enix has never stated this" bit.

Which, as denials go, is about as watertight as a biodegradable sponge cheese grater, effectively translating to, "We haven't announced anything but hey we're not going to rule out the possibility".

However, says Mr Square Enix (or Mrs for all I know), the company has confirmed development of Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII for PlayStation 3, as well as a mobile game called Final Fantasy Agito XIII".

Upon which free publicity we'll call it a day. Join us again for more FFVII remake excitement the next time this exact situation unfolds exactly the same way.

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