Square Enix started off its conference with a bang this evening with a deep dive into Final Fantasy VII Remake, one of the company's most highly anticipated games. Concert-goers got a glimpse at the game and learned the game's release date, but today we get to see Cloud and Barret take on an early game boss, which really shows what the new battle system has to offer.
Get a look at the gameplay action below, via GameSpot.
The battle system is very reminiscent of Final Fantasy XV, with the staggering mechanic from Final Fantasy XIII thrown in. Square Enix describes the combat as a 'hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat'. It's looking fantastic so far!
Also, Kitase mentions on stage that the Final Fantasy VII Remake has enough content to fill two Blu-Ray discs, and that Midgar has enough content to be a stand-alone game. We're not sure if that means the Midgar section of Final Fantasy VII and other parts of the RPG will be sold separately at this time.
Here's how Square Enix describes the game in its press release (emphasis ours):
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in this project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that provides a great starting point to the series.
We also got an extended version of the trailer shown at the concert yesterday, which finally reveals Tifa:
Square Enix also revealed the game's English voice cast, and revealed the game's language options. The game supports English, Japanese, German, and French voiceovers with English, French, LatAm Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles.
In addition, details of the game’s voice cast were unveiled, including:
- Cloud, voiced by Cody Christian (All American, Teen Wolf)
- Barret, voiced by John Eric Bentley (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Independence Day: Resurgence)
- Aerith, voiced by Briana White (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Occupants)
- Tifa, voiced by Britt Baron (GLOW)
- Jessie, voiced by Erica Lindbeck (Spider-Man, Persona 5, ThunderCats Roar)
- Biggs, voiced by Gideon Emery (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Teen Wolf)
- Wedge, voiced by Matt Jones (Breaking Bad)
- Sephiroth, voiced by Tyler Hoechlin
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be available first for the PlayStation®4 system from March 3, 2020, with English, Japanese, French and German voiceover and English, French, LatAm Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will release March 3, 2020 for the PlayStation 4.
Preorders for Final Fantasy VII Remake, which releases March 3, 2020 worldwide, will soon be live. Check below for bonus and pre-order options.
Those who pre-order any version of the game from select retailers will also receive the Chocobo™ Chick Summon Materia DLC at launch. Those who pre-order any digital edition from the PlayStation®Store will also receive the Cloud & Sephiroth Dynamic Theme for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
The Deluxe Edition, available to pre-order now, contains a hardback art book featuring stunning concept art, a Mini-Soundtrack CD, Summon Materia DLC allowing players to summon Cactuar in game, and a Sephiroth SteelBook® Case. The Digital Deluxe Edition contains a digital art book, a digital Mini-Soundtrack, and Summon Materia DLC allowing players to summon Carbuncle and Cactuar in game.
1st Class Edition
The Final Fantasy VII Remake 1st Class Edition is available for $329.99 in limited quantities from Square Enix's Store.
The “1st Class Edition” includes all Deluxe Edition content, the Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC, as well as a Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife and Hardy Daytona box set (bundled separately), which is available to pre-order in limited quantities from the SQUARE ENIX Store.