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Final Fantasy VII Combat System and Release Details

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Final Fantasy VII Remake producer, Yoshinori Kitase, has said that the upcoming game isn’t “completely action-based” but it has “more of that element and real-time than the previous game.”

The conversation above is over 4 minutes but here are bits of what was said:

“The hardware itself has evolved since the release of Final Fantasy VII, and the games are more real, and real-time based. The previous Final Fantasy VII was a command-based RPG that utilized active-time-battle. Real-time and GMC are the trends these days.

I can’t say the new game is completely action-based, but it has more of that element and real-time than the previous game.

However, what makes Final Fantasy and RPG different from other games is that the players have the ability to choose weapons, capabilities and magic to be strategic minded, so while the new game has more real-time element, it will also maintain that strategy building element, balancing these two factors perfectly to enhance the gaming experience.”

This sounds very promising for the remake.

However, we also received not so promising news of the remake. “Final Fantasy VII Remake will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.” We need clarification on this from Square Enix, since it’s a bit vague, but that doesn’t leave much room for interpretation.

If this is indeed a multi-part series, this could possibly be devastating to Square Enix. If they mess up on the first game, will fans receive an incomplete saga?

Source: PlaystationLifestyle.net and Kotaku

PC Port is Here!

Cloud on PC Port to PS4

After debuting footage of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura announced that the port is now available on Playstation Network. Until December 12, the price of the game will be $10.87, which is 32 percent off the price tag of $15.99. The same features from Steam’s version released in 2013 including character booster, increased audio and visual quality, and achievements. The PS4 port includes a new dashboard theme with sound effects of the original menu options from the classic game, as well as the “Special Movie,” which is the E3 Trailer.

Some, but not all, of the achievements can also be found in the Steam version of Final Fantasy VII. However, there are more than a few new ones that players will be unlocking for the first time once the game finally arrives, including trophies like “Failure IS an Option”, which requires for your whole party to fall in battle. There is also the “Best Bromance” achievement, which has players going on a date with Barret to the Gold Saucer.

Source: Siliconera and Tech Times

Avalanche is Officially Back! Gameplay and English Voiceovers

The newest Final Fantasy VII trailer was unveiled at the 2015 PlayStation Experience today. This trailer was designed to show off Cloud Strife and reintroduce him to audiences, but it did more than that. It showed some more dynamic environments he’ll have to run through. He has to crawl through small spaces in the demo and duck his way through crumbling areas.

 

The Final Fantasy VII trailer also highlighted some of the new English voice acting and a brief look at the battle system. Square Enix hinted at “dramatic changes” to the battle system earlier this year, and from speculation it is quite possible it is still a turn based system with a menu bar on the lower left screen. The basic options of ‘Attack’, ‘Magic’, ‘Summon’, and ‘Items’ are familiar with a new selection for ‘Defend.’ As you can see Cloud dashes to his targets on the screen, along with Barret freely walking around while shooting his opponents. Both Cloud and Barrett speak for the first time in the video, as well as Biggs, Jessie and Wedge. The original script seems to be intact. So far fans are very pleased with the newest trailer for the remake.

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Yoshinori Kitase appeared onstage at the PlayStation Experience and stated that the new footage shown only represented a small portion of what will be added to the Final Fantasy VII remake.

Source: Siliconera

Final Fantasy VII Is Coming To PlayStation 4, But This Is Not A Remake

Final Fantasy VII Port on PS4

Shinji Hashimoto stepped up to the stage at the PlayStation Experience keynote to announce that Final Fantasy VII will be re-released for PlayStation 4. Before you get too excited, it’s the PC version of Final Fantasy VII with upscaled graphics. This is *not* a remake though.

Final Fantasy VII for PlayStation 4 is scheduled for spring 2015.

Source: Siliconera