Final Fantasy VII News

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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Final Fantasy concert album launches today

Final Fantasy concert album launches today

Music from FF6, FF7 and FF10 features in Final Symphony.

Final Symphony, a new album of Final Fantasy music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, is available to download from today.

The compilation includes tunes from Final Fantasy 6, 7 and 10, recorded with composer Nobuo Uematsu at London's famous Abbey Road Studios.

The 11-track album includes an 18-minute musical tour of FF6, along with a three-movement rendition of Final Fantasy 7's themes, lasting almost 45 minutes.

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Final Fantasy 7 announced for PlayStation 4

Final Fantasy 7 announced for PlayStation 4

It's a port of the PC port.

Final Fantasy 7, one of the most highly acclaimed role-playing games of all time, will be re-released for PlayStation 4.

The port will arrive in spring 2015, Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto confirmed during tonight's PlayStation Experience 2014 press conference.

But the game is a straight port, however - of the game's PC release. Don't expect any shinier graphics or music.

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Sony sells all its Square Enix shares for 28m

Sony Computer Entertainment has just announced the sale of its entire 9,520,000 pile of Square Enix shares to a company called SMBC Nikko Securities.

An income of nearly 4.8bn yen - around 28m - will be marked down in Sony's financial report for the year ending 31st March 2015. The exact sale price of the shares will be revealed tomorrow.

Confusingly, Sony's annual financial report for the year ending 31st March 2014 hasn't been revealed yet, but will be on 14th May. The forecast for the year ahead will include the sale of the shares.

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Square Enix apologises after Final Fantasy 7 PC launch problems

Square Enix apologises after Final Fantasy 7 PC launch problems

Gamers left unable to play as keys not issued, copies refuse to register.

Final Fantasy 7 publisher Square Enix has apologised for issues surrounding the role-player's recent PC re-release and promised to correct them as soon as possible.

Some players have been left unable to activate and play the game. Others have not been issued an activation key at all.

Square Enix said the issue only affected "a small number of people", however.

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Square Enix Masterpieces trademarked

HD remakes on the way?

Square Enix has trademarked the term "Square Enix Masterpieces" across Europe - leading some to speculate it plans to re-release its classic games for the current generation of systems in high definition.

FFVII remake "unrealistic to happen"

It would take too long, says Kitase.

Yoshinori Kitase has built us up and now he is letting us down, explaining that remaking Final Fantasy VII to today's standards would simply take too long.

Squenix wins copyright suit

Music vid plagiarised FF.

Square Enix has won its legal battle with Korean entertainment company Fantom for plagiarising the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children videogame, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Squenix on FFVII remake

Doesn't rule it out. Again.

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.

Final Fantasy tops poll

Of games that make us cry.

Respondents to a survey on emotion in videogames have voted Square-Enix's Final Fantasy titles as the most emotionally rich games ever made, citing the death of Aeries in Final Fantasy VII as the series' most tearjerking moment.