Final Fantasy 7 Being Made Into 2D Brawler By Fans

This is one way to remake Final Fantasy VII.

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Final Fantasy VII is currently being remade for PlayStation 4, but it's still a long way off. For those fans who want to play a different version of the game before the remake is finished, there's now a reimagining of Final Fantasy VII as a 2D brawler.

A dedicated group of fans have started a project to redo FFVII as a side-scrolling beat-em-up, complete with a lot of the features you'd expect in the game. You can play as either Cloud or Tifa, and you can play cooperatively with a friend. In addition, the game has support for the Materia and Guardian Forces systems, and you can call Barret in as fire support.

"We reimagined how the game would be like if it's an action game," developer PD Design Studio explained on its website. "Classic 2D side-scrollers, such as Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Streets of Rage, etc., came to our minds. We thought about how we can incorporate some of the FFVII game play elements, such as Materia and summoning of Guardian Forces, into a Hack and Slash genre."

Of course, since this isn't a Square Enix-sanctioned project, the team may run into some problems in the future. As such, this is a free game "done purely for fun," the studio states.

If you go to its website, you can play the game in your browser. Otherwise, you can download an executable to run it from your PC. There's only one level completed at the moment, but so far the project looks very promising.

Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news about the official Final Fantasy VII remake in the coming months.

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