Final Fantasy 7 Remake News

Final Fantasy 7 remake is episodic

UPDATE: "We've seen everyone's comments and reactions..."

UPDATE 11TH DECEMBER: Not everybody welcomed news that the Final Fantasy 7 remake will be episodic. The original game people enjoyed in one chunk - why fragment the experience now?

Here's the first Final Fantasy 7 gameplay footage

Square Enix has revealed the first gameplay footage of the PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

The game's new trailer was just revealed during the PlayStation Experience 2015 keynote, and mixes cut-scenes with definite gameplay.

Visually, the game looks a lot like Final Fantasy 15 - which is no bad thing.

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Final Fantasy 7 remake was underway before the PS4 PC port was announced

Final Fantasy 7 remake was underway before the PS4 PC port was announced

And how about Cloud in a dress in stunning HD? 'Please look forward to it', says Nomura.

Final Fantasy 7's remake, announced during Sony's show at this week's E3, captured a fair amount of attention, and a few questions snatched at the end of a roundtable about Kingdom Hearts 3 with its director Tetsuya Nomura revealed a bit more.

Nomura, who was a character designer on the 1997 original, is clearly excited about the prospect. "The talks about making this remake, internally it's been mentioned on and off," he told Eurogamer's Aoife Wilson in the interview. "Sometimes we think we can do it, and then sometimes we think maybe we can't. Considering some of the original staff, like Kitase, he's acting as producer, and [Kazushige] Nojima, he's doing the script - we're all getting older! If we keep going like this, the thought occurred to us that we might have to pass this on to a younger generation, without the original developers taking part. It doesn't seem like such a grand intention, but we wanted to do it with the original members."

So why has it taken 'til now for it to happen - especially as it comes relatively soon after Square Enix disappointed fans by setting up a reveal last December before announcing the PC port of the original was coming to PlayStation 4?

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