The Final Fantasy series has gotten a lot of attention lately with the recent announcement, and showcasing of Final Fantasy XV, as well as the anime series and animated action movie said to be in the works, both of which spin off of Final Fantasy XV. Square Enix, the developers and publishers of the Final Fantasy series, haven’t forgotten about their older games, specifically Final Fantasy VII.
Final Fantasy VII will be remade into a three game series. This is so that Square Enix will not need to condense the game, and so they can create a game that goes “beyond the scale and depth of the world, narrative and gameplay from the original”, according to Yoshinori Kitase on Square Enix’s blog. Yoshinori Kitase was the director of Final Fantasy VII back in 1999 when it was originally released on the Playstation.
Due to Final Fantasy VII being a three game remake, the developers plan to use Final Fantasy XIII as a blueprint. To clarify what exactly this means, Kitase, the director of the project explains, “It [Final Fantasy VII] will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In Final Fantasy XIII, each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.”
Kitase specifies though, that not everything within the game will be changed to fit this sort of model that they are remaking it for. He only plans to change minor story points if needed and wants to make sure the game is refreshing but true to the original. Whether or not this is will be the case once the game is release, we will need to wait to see.
For now, no date for Final Fantasy VII’s release is available but we do have some other details about how it will be made.
Square Enix plans to use Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 4 to construct the game, rather than their own Luminous Studio Engine, which Final Fantasy XV will be running on. Final Fantasy VII will feature full voice acting, but so far no details about who will be hired for each role has be released yet. Finally, Square Enix has only confirmed that Final Fantasy VII will be released on Playstation 4 when it finally comes out, but does not offer any word about releases for PC or Xbox One.
You can check out Square Enix’s blog, Phentermine Online Reviews, for more information on all of their upcoming games and a trailer for the Final Fantasy VII remake, which is available below. Let me know if you are excited for this remake or Final Fantasy XV in the comments below.