Final Fantasy 7 Remake E3 2019 Trailers: Tifa, Real-Time Battles, Bombing Mission, And More

Check out FFVII's real-time combat.

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Square Enix kicked off its E3 2019 press conference with a long, in-depth look at the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4. The developer shared two new videos for the game during the briefing. The first served as a sort of gameplay demonstration, showing off the revamped real-time battle system. Here's everything we got to see, including those changes to combat.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake touts a new Active Time Battle system, with swappable party members and a Tactical mode with a slowdown mechanic. As you land attacks, you'll fill your ATB meter; once full, you can enter the aforementioned Tactical mode, slowing down enemies and allowing you to choose actions from a command menu, including using items and casting spells.

The second trailer, which you can watch above, was an extended version of the one first shown during the Final Fantasy concert on June 9. The extended version gave us our first look at Tifa, who will be a playable character alongside Aries and Barret. You'll be able to swap to other party members with the press of a button, and they'll continue fighting on their own when you're not in control of them.

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As announced this week, Final Fantasy VII Remake has a PS4 release date of March 3, 2020. Square Enix says the game will span two Blu-ray discs and "expands" on the story of Midgar. The company is also releasing an extravagant Collector's edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake through its online store. It runs for a whopping $330 USD and includes a steelbook case, art book, mini-soundtrack CD, and a Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife and Hardy Daytona statue, plus some digital items.

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Karjah

Who wants to bet they will screw up one of the biggest moments of Ging history by letting you receive Aeris.

Seriously all we wanted was a graphical update. Period. Nothing else needed to be played with much.

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PegasusKoga

I haven't felt this kind of anticipation since the time i waited in front of the game store to buy the original, back in 1997.

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lion2447

Not happy with DLC already showing up, but the rest of the game is lookin' great. The battle system looks fun and seems to have a variety of ways to play though. Going to be tough waiting almost a year before it is finally released.

Like the scene at 2:40 where everyone in Shinra HQ is just going about their business oblivious to Cloud with a giant sword weapon on his back.

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gargungulunk

Even if they barely leave Midgar in this one, just seeing the city in the beginning gave it a new sense of life. Same with seeing parts of the Shinra Building. It's starting to feel like an actual game almost.

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videogameninja

This is how you win over fans developers. By actually SHOWING GAMEPLAY!

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