After years of start-stop announcements, the long-awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake looks like it might finally be released soon.
Just five hours ago, the Final Fantasy Twitter account posted a new minute-long teaser trailer for the game. The trailer first debuted at State of Play, Playstation’s online mini-press conference that showcases upcoming games for the Sony console.
The tweet also included a short statement from Final Fantasy VII director Tetsuya Nomura, who said that “most of the plans are already in place in the run up to the launch,” suggesting that the game will arrive sooner than later.
The new trailer mostly consists of cutscenes, but also included snippets of how the updated gameplay mechanics will look like. The remake will be swapping the original game’s turn-based combat for a more action-oriented one, and looks similar to what we saw in the last trailer that we got back in 2015.
There’s still a lot of unanswered questions — we still don’t have a concrete release date, and we’re wondering if the game will be available on current-gen consoles or saved as an ace in the hole for the Playstation 5’s starting catalogue of games (both, hopefully?).
Nomura also said that more information will be released next month, so hopefully this will be the start of consistent updates for the game’s development progress.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake has been in development for so long that it’s almost become an urban legend of sorts (the game was once teased for the Playstation 3, for crying out loud), but with this tweet confirming it’s progress we might not have to wait much longer.
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