Final Fantasy 7 Remake Is Still Releasing In Multiple Parts

Joshua Bennett
May 12, 2019

Just in case you were somehow holding out hope that the Final Fantasy VII Remake wasn't going to be episodic anymore, Square Enix has dashed your hopes again.

Following the State of Play broadcast, Square Enix sent out a Japanese press release about the new Final Fantasy VII remake trailer.

"Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn't really make sense if that isn't encompassed in a multi-part series". Protagonist Cloud and his eco-terrorist buddies sneak into a Mako reactor, battle a mecha scorpion boss, and blow the place up before our spiky-haired hero gets separated from the group and has a fateful encounter with self-employed florist Aerith. There's no word on when it will debut, but we wouldn't be surprised to see this game straddle PlayStation generations.

The remake looks to employ the fluid, realtime/turn based mashup combat system from Final Fantasy XV with some similar UI elements and commands.

Hopefully, that reveal will include a release date for the game, which has so far only been confirmed for PlayStation 4. The trailer shown last night only showed off shots of Midgar, so it's likely that this portion of the original game is the focus of this first release.

It's E3 2015, Sony is just about to wrap up a massive show that has been one highlight after another and the audience is now spent.

The one-minute trailer shows various bits of gameplay, and teases more to come in June.

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