It has been FINAL-ly announced!

Roughly ten years after Square Enix trolled showed the world the opening cinematic of Final Fantasy VII as a tech demo to demonstrate the power of the then upcoming PS3, the trolling, stalling and asking is finally over.

Final Fantasy VII will be remade. Completely and for PS4 (and XBox One and maybe even PC?!). The new trailer is….well, watch for yourself (if you haven’t already):

It’s not the same cinematic and Square Enix hinted at possible alterations both to depth of the story as to the gameplay mechanics. At the end, they didn’t say much. Which is good, because the game is still in development and is still yeeears in the future. But: It’s coming and I’m excited to pieces.

In the end, it’s Final Fantasy VII. It shaped my youth like millions of gamers world-wide. Cloud, Tifa, Barret, Sephiroth and all the others are legends among all the video game characters and the game itself is considered as one of the (and by some THE) best RPG of its time – and well beyond. I can hardly wait for any other news concerning it’s well…production and I’m definitely in favour of more or less any changes they want to make. Important for me are the characters, the world, the soundtrack and the overall story. And nothing about that will change in a mayor way. They’ll maybe deepen it, explain some plot points better (or at all) and – maybe? – even include elements of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII – meaning Advent Children, Before Crisis, Crisis Core and Dirge of Cerberus. THAT would be even more perfect but yeah. Mostly wishful thinking by me.

Educated guesses or actual fact presentation have to wait a while longer. But once more: It’s a remake of Final Fantasy VII. I really don’t care how long I have to wait for it😉

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