E3 2015: Final Fantasy VII Remake Announced

Real talk, I never thought I’d ever string those words together in the title section of ANY blog I’d ever write. But hey, there it is.

Have you shit your pants yet? You have? Excellent. Be prepared to wait for this bad boy for a while, though, as the press release states production has only begun.  I don’t think any of you will mind, though. Just knowing this masterpiece is in-works will probably be enough to let most of you sleep with ease at night, amirite?

“LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2015) – At Sony Computer Entertainment of America LLC’s (SCEA) E3 press conference today, SQUARE ENIX® announced that it has begun production on the full remake of FINAL FANTASY® VII for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

Leading the development will be key members from the original project, including producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima.”

According to the trailer, players will be able to “Play it first on PlayStation,” so there’s a good chance the remake will be coming to other platforms.

FF7REMAKEEEE

The room, guys. The room went fucking WILD when Cloud’s Buster Sword was a thing that came into view. I think most were thinking, “Okay, this can’t be what I think it is. This CAN’T BE WHAT I THINK IT IS [insert Buster Sword] HOLY FUCKING TITS IT IS WHAT I THINK IT IS AHHHHHHHHHHHH!’

…Yeah, it basically went down like that.

I actually haven’t completed Final Fantasy VII. That said, I’ve started it many times, but for whatever reason never stayed for the entire ride. I chalk this up to A) I already knew what was going to happen in the story because uh everyone knows what happens in FFVII or B) I have serious commitment issues, even to video games.

In any case, this is exciting shit and is really happening. Now we just need this to come out, have Square realize how AMAZING it is to have remakes of the best Final Fantasy titles and THEEEN have them make a Final Fantasy IX remake. Because, honestly, that’s what everyone wanted anyway. And by everyone I mean me and my posse of Final Fantasy IX fanboys/fangirls.

5 Comments

  1. I’ve been waiting for this for so long! FFVII changed my entire perspective on what a video game could be.

  2. It’s up to you if you’d want to finish the original FFVII. Personally, it is my favorite game, not based on story or gameplay, but my own experience with it. It opened up my world of video games beyond killing time and having fun. FFVII showed me in depth games are more than an experience, they are even more than an adventure. That being said, the original does not hold up well with everything else we’ve been playing. I myself found it hard to go back and play given how it looks, it did not age well. I promised myself I would not go back unless it was remade, but I had no idea I wasn’t going to wait for too long. The dream is alive and well.

  3. The theater at the E3 Experience went absolutely nuts for both this and The Last Guardian. Since I’ve never played Final Fantasy I had no idea what was going on, but it was still fun to watch everyone else completely lose their shit. Thanks for mentioning that tickets for Experience were available, it was a blast to go to! Hopefully I’ll make it to the real E3 next year!

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