Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Release Date, Trailer, News, and Details

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Everything you need to know about Final Fantasy 7 Remake, including latest news, release date, trailer, and more!

One of the most beloved entries in the Final Fantasy series is being remade from the ground up for a new generation of consoles and fans. Final Fantasy VII boasts all new visuals while delivering the same memorable story. 

Here’s everything we know about this highly anticipated remake:

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date

Final Fantasy VII Remake releases on March 3, 2020. It is coming to the PlayStation 4. In a statement to IGN, Square Enix denied rumors that they intend to port the remake to other platforms in the near future by stating that “Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 3rd, 2020. We have no plans for other platforms.”

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer

The latest trailer for Final Fantasy 7 remake comes to us courtesy of the Tokyo Game Show. It features a blend of cinematics, combat, and minigames. All of it looks stunning.

Video of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Tokyo Game Show 2019 Trailer (Closed Captions)

Here’s the gameplay demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake that Square Enix showcased at E3 2019:

Video of Final Fantasy VII Remake – Official Gameplay Demo – E3 2019

Square Enix also brought a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake to E3 2019. It’s a stunner:

Video of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Trailer for E3 2019 (Closed Captions)

Square Enix debuted a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake during E3 2019. Watch it below:

Video of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Trailer for FFVII – A Symphonic Reunion (Closed Captions)

This next trailer showcases more of the remake’s real-time combat. Even better, Square Enix has promised to reveal the game’s release date sometime soon. 

Video of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Trailer for State of Play

And here are the earlier trailers:

Video of PlayStation Experience 2015: Final Fantasy VII Remake – PSX 2015 Trailer | PS4

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Video of Final Fantasy VII – E3 2015 Trailer | PS4

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Details

Square Enix has decided to transfer development of the Final Fantasy VII remake from developer CyberConnect2 to an in-house development team. 

This report comes from a Square Enix livestream (translated here by Kotaku) during which Square Enix project leader Naoki Hamaguchi referred to the decision as a “sensitive subject.”

However, Hamaguchi did confirm that he has taken over development of the Final Fantasy VII remake in order to keep “production and quality in mind.”

“This company decision was made wanting to control quality as well as keeping the schedule stable,” said Hamaguchi.

At this time, it’s not clear if this decision represents some kind of falling out with developer CyberConnect2 or if Square Enix simply decided to take the reigns on this major project in order to ensure it meets all production expectations. 

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An issue Famitsu Weekly (as reported here by Gematsu) featured some quotes from Tetsuya Nomura who elaborated on how Final Fantasy VII Remake‘s combat system will work.

“Battles are not command-based, they’re action-based,” said Nomura. “Regarding cover actions, there are places where they can be done on the map, but they are not required. Because it’s seamless, I showed that there can be actions in response to various scenes.”

Nomura goes on to specifically cite the Guard Scorpion battle as a boss encounter that has been noticeably altered from its original version. He says that particular fight will have “map destruction and a great number of attacks that weren’t in the original” which will result in a “significantly flashy battle.”

While it will be nice to see the combat system in action, this latest update does seem to place the remake’s battle system closer to Final Fantasy XV‘s than Final Fantasy VII‘s.

John Saavedra is an associate editor at Den of Geek. Read more of his work here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors.


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