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Sunday, September 15th, 2019
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 09:51 AM EST

TGS demo video, Summons, Classic Mode and more

Final Fantasy VII Remake has been at the Tokyo Game Show this week with a playable demo of the game's intro sequence. Full playthroughs of this demo have been released, such as this one from PlayStation Access.

During a TGS stage show it was revealed the game would have a "Classic Mode". Normally the ATB gauge will fill while the player is repeatedly attacking enemies. Once filled you can pause the fight to make tactical decisions using the command menu, such as using magic, abilities and items. According to the official Twitter account in Classic Mode the action combat happens automatically, allowing the player to focus on selecting commands when the ATB gauge is filled.

In another part of the demo summoning Ifrit was shown. Summons enter the battle and are controlled by AI, but the player can spend the ATB gauge to use powerful attacks such as Flare Burst and Crimson Dive.

A collection of new images and pictures from TGS can be viewed over here, including our first sighting of the main menu, which looks very similar to Final Fantasy XV. To celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the release of Final Fantasy VII in North America this month, Square have also remade one of the games most iconic pieces of artwork.

UPDATE: Here’s the boss fight with Aps, featuring Cloud, Tifa, Aerith and Ifrit shown at TGS.

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 01:54 PM EST

Final Fantasy VII Remake TGS Trailer

A new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake was revealed today at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS). The new trailer shows many new scenes and characters, including battles with Reno and Rude, Don Corneo (who people are speculating is voiced by Mark Hamill, but it's unconfirmed), Tseng, the squats mini-game (plus pull ups with Tifa?), Cloud being turned into a frog, a giant hologram projection of President Shinra and Heidegger and the Shiva summon materia. The trailer ends with a silent scene of Cloud, Tifa and Barret looking over the ruins of Sector 7.

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Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 12:40 PM EST

New Remake screenshots

A short one today. Square Enix's press site has released a dozen new screenshots of Final Fantasy VII Remake which can be viewed over here.

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 04:13 PM EST

Remake will still have cross-dressing

In the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu (translated by Gematsu) director Testuya Nomura revealed a few additional tidbits about Final Fantasy VII Remake.

The big news is that the cross-dressing and Honey Bee Inn scenes are still in the game. "We’ve made it more modern. If we made the facility like we did in the original game, the physical unease would be staggering, so that was no good..." Nomura explained.

In addition to this, Nomura revealed that the game would have quite a few dialogue options, and new scenarios. While the main story itself will be faithful to the original, there are "countless number of new events" that will expand the story of Midgar. Finally we learned that the black mist in the trailer are "the watchmen of fate", mysterious beings that will appear before the party wherever they go.

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 03:49 PM EST

Full length E3 trailer debuts with new details, pricing and Tifa

At Square Enix's E3 press conference a full length trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake debuted. The trailer features our first look at Tifa, as well as a quick shot of Heidegger and President Shinra. On stage Producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that they "anticipate two bluray discs worth of gameplay content" for the first episode, which will only feature the Midgar segment of the game.

"To do the whole story was going to be huge. And then when we actually did start planning out the plot for the first game, it hit us again that this is going to be a huge amount of content." Kitase explained in an interview with Games Radar. "At that point, we decided we're going to focus this game on Midgar and what happened in Midgar. And unfortunately, we can't say anything more about the future games after that, because we don't know ourselves, really. We really are still fleshing out that process and fleshing out what we're going to do for the second game in the project, and what kind of story is going to be in that, so we really can't tell you."

During the presentation an extended gameplay segment was shown, including the first boss battle with Guard Scorpion. During the demo it was also demonstrated that the action combat could be paused to allow you to select commands and decide on your next plan of attack.

After the conference the Square Enix store revealed pricing and editions. The Standard Edition is priced at $59.99/£59.99 and includes a Chocobo Chick summon materia DLC if you pre-order. If you step up to the Deluxe Edition for $79.99/£79.99 you get a steelbook case, hardback artbook, mini-soundtrack CD and Cactuar DLC, in addition to the Chocobo Chick. Finally for $329.99/£259.99 you can get the 1st Class Edition, which includes all of the above, plus a Cloud and Hardy Daytona Play Arts Kai figure.

A collection of new high res screenshots and artwork for the game have also been released and Final Fantasy VII Remake now has its own Twitter account.

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Monday, June 10th, 2019
Posted by CloudANDTidus at 02:18 PM EST

Final Fantasy VII Remake coming 3rd March, 2020

Game director Tetsuya Nomura announced that Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released worldwide on the 3rd March, 2020. The announcement was made last night at a Final Fantasy concert in Los Angeles prior to E3. Along with the announcement a new teaser was released along with new artwork of Sephiroth.

More information is expected tonight at Square Enix's E3 press conference.

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