FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Receives Accolades Trailer as Yoshinori Kitase Talks Sequel Plans
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Publisher Square Enix has shared a high-octane accolades trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, shining a light on all the great reviews the Tetsuya Nomura–directed role-playing game has been getting since its launch on the 10th of April. It's probably worth remembering that the title is a timed PS4 exclusive for one year.
Currently sitting at a fantastic 88% score on Metacritic, Final Fantasy VII Remake is the third best-reviewed PS4 game of the year, only behind Atlus' Persona 5 Royal (95%) and Media Molecule's Dreams (89%).
That's not all, as Final Fantasy VII Remake is also a best-selling title. According to the team at Square Enix, the studio has already shipped well over 3.5 million units of the reimagining of the beloved 1997 classic.
Although it's no secret that Final Fantasy VII Remake will get at least two sequels down the line, the game's producer Yoshinori Kitase recently revealed some new details on the long-running series' future. In the Final Fantasy VII Remake Ultimania lore book, he reportedly said the following about the title's sequels:
"We are not drastically changing the story and making it into something completely different than the original. Even though it’s a remake, please assume the story of FF7 will continue as FF7 always has."
Furthermore, the award-winning producer is hoping to release the next entry as soon as possible. "If we divide the story into large parts, it'll take longer to make. If we divide it into more detailed smaller sections, then developing it will be faster. I hope to release the next one ASAP."
With a development time of over five years, Final Fantasy VII Remake was definitely worth the wait, but the fact that Square is ready to continue Cloud's dimension-hopping story "ASAP" is a welcome change of pace.
The world has fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as mako energy. In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him. The story of this first, standalone game in the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE project covers up to the party’s escape from Midgar, and goes deeper into the events occurring in Midgar than the original FINAL FANTASY VII.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake is coming to PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020.
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Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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