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…in a sense.
At Sony’s E3 Conference Monday, Final Fantasy VII’s long awaited remake was announced in a short teaser trailer. Featuring voice over, strong visuals and the backs of two of the iconic characters from the game, Barret and Cloud, the word “Remake” flashing on the screen was received by thunderous applause and probably the happy tears of fans who consider the 1997 bestseller their favorite entry of the long running series.
In 2005, Sony displayed the “Final Fantasy VII Technical Demo for PS3,” a recreation of the opening cutscene from the original using the then-upcoming system. Along with the announcement of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, a multimedia project that included Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus and Advent Children, this stoked many fans to believe this demo was an early concept for an unannounced remake. Square for years said this was simply a rumor, saying at one point that they wouldn’t be remaking VII until a newer entry outsold it. We’re happy they changed their minds.The narration seems to bring up the old familiar touches, like Meteor crashing into the planet and the great Reunion plot, in addition to what looks like a reimagine view of the Midgar Mako Reactors. All I know is I need more information, as Square Enix’s conference reinforced that this was simply an announcement.
No additional information, beyond the trailer itself, was released, except that it would be a timed exclusive for the PS4.
Until then check out the original trailer below from the E3 Trailers YouTube account and read our review Number of Perfection: ReExamination of Final Fantasy VII!
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