The long wait for the Final Fantasy VII remake is over.
Final Fantasy VII is one of the games I grew up on. I had spent hundreds (and with the release of the Steam version of the game, hundreds more) of hours on the game itself. Fans have demanded a remake of this legendary JRPG. Wait no longer: the Final Fantasy VII remake is coming on March 3, 2020 for the PlayStation 4.
News of a remake began surfacing in the early 2000s. Square ENIX showcased a technical demo in 2005. Rumors spread that the remake would be ready by 2007 on the PlayStation 3. Several more years would pass before we heard anything more about the remake. In 2015, Square ENIX confirmed that the remake did, in fact, exist. This restarted the rumor mill for the game. Some reports placed the game’s release out as far as 2023.
The combat system is now real time, which will allow players to fully explore the environment in the game. As you can see in the video, the remake also features voice acting, which will probably delight fans of the original game as well.
Is the remake the full game or an episode of the game?
It is unclear whether or not the release date is for the full remake or just an episode of the remake. “We will be making further announcements tomorrow, but for now, please have a look at the short version trailer we revealed today,” director Tetsuya Nomura said in a tweet yesterday.
Square ENIX’s E3 keynote is tonight at 6 pm PT / 9 pm ET, so we should have clarification on whether or not the release date is for part of the game or the full game. We here at DVS Gaming will keep you updated on the latest news regarding the Final Fantasy VII remake.
Did you play Final Fantasy VII as a kid? If not, do you plan to get the remake? Let us know in the comments below!