Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gets New Art, But No Details

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Those hoping for news on Final Fantasy VII Remake out of a Square Enix event dedicated to the series' 30-year anniversary today have only a lone new image to devour.

In lieu of any new details about the game, Square Enix released a piece of key art for the in-development remake. You can check out the image below; it shows Cloud standing with his sword in front of Midgar, with Sephiroth towering over everything in the background.

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Beyond that, there was no news related to Final Fantasy VII out of the event. We did, however, learn more about upcoming DLC for Final Fantasy XV and a release date for the remake of Final Fantasy XII.

The absence of anything beyond a piece of artwork--not even a screenshot--came as a disappointment to many. Not only did Square Enix mark the 30-year anniversary of Final Fantasy with today's event, but Final Fantasy VII is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Director Tetsuya Nomura, who is also at work on Kingdom Hearts III, recently suggested the remake was still far off. He did, however, say he hoped to show both of his projects off in 2017.

"Last year, I didn't put out much information on either title, but this year I want to show our progress at an event somewhere," he said. "The release of the titles themselves have still have a way to go. But there are many titles releasing this year, if you can wait for any 'surprises.'”

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voljin1987

Still waiting for some screenshots of HD Tifa

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OmniChris

So we've got to wait 3-5 years for only part 1 of Final Fantasy VII remake which could possibly turn out like trash like Final Fantasy XV. Why is it that masterpieces like Nier Automata, Persona 5, Ni No Kuni, Ni No KUni 2, Tales of Berseria, Ni Oh, Bloodborne. The devs of these games can release full fledged master pieces in a fraction of the dev time and cost.

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urbanman2004

Not that I am looking out for it but I'll wait til the remake releases before I eventually play a FF game for the first time

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BLiTZ_156

If you keep wanting turn based. You need to support their turn-based titles. The sales figures are doing the talking. Otherwise stop complaining lol

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Imajinn

I don't expect to see this game anytime before 2020. And that's the soonest. Knowing SE of today, you know they can't get a game out on a console until many years after it was announced

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SonyPony4eva

I have the original on PS4 and will probably start a new game tonight. This remake is going to be a micro transaction crap fast with terrible action based combat. I prefer turn based combat any day of the week over mindless button mashing like FF13 and 15.

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kelseyjb

I forgot FF7 remake was even a thing. Waited, so long that it's not even on my radar anymore. From what I'm reading i don't see it ever coming out, that's just my opinion.

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SKS052901

Is it good to start final fantasy 15 or 7 if your new to the franchise and it's you fist time

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BLiTZ_156

@sks052901: Start with any you think looks cool. All the Final Fantasy games have their own story. Unless the roman number is the same, like XIII-2, XIII-3, X-2.

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aross2004

@sks052901: Any time is a good time for fist time!

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Rufus_the_rat

Oh look, ugly short haired emo Advent Children Cloud is back. "It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to....."

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BeefoTheBold

This will be an interesting potential purchase for me 10 years from now when all three of the games are out.

Learned my lesson from Starcraft 2. Not buying each piece of this three years apart.

Hell, FFVII was massively overrated anyway. Give me FFIX or DQVIII over it anyday.

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Metallinatus

@BeefoTheBold: They are giving DQVIII on the 3DS if you're really interested....

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BeefoTheBold

@metallinatus:

Already got it and am playing. Great game.

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Metallinatus

@BeefoTheBold: I am trying to get into the series through the first game.... but I really can't stand "classic English", so it's a tough job :P

It doesn't help that I also started playing this very Final Fantasy too some time ago.... and damn am I invested in this game?

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BeefoTheBold

@metallinatus:

It isn't really a series that you need to play in order. So if you really can't get into the first DQ game - and I can't blame you since it hasn't aged well - I'd start with VIII.

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Metallinatus

@BeefoTheBold: VIII appears to have a pirate theme which I am not a big fan of.... but I like medieval themes.

I also started playing the first one because I've read about how its plot revolutionized the genre and stuff like that, so I got curious :P

I really don't have problem with old games, the only thing that irks me is the classic English....

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BeefoTheBold

@metallinatus:

Almost no pirate stuff in the game. It's more of a classic fairy tale type fantasy genre.

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tsunami2311

Lets see how SQE manages to burn them selves with what they do to FF7. the lil video of battles they did show dont give me hope.

All i want to FF7 remade with today graphics battle system/gameplay intact... if it has something similar to FF15 then SQE is dead to me as far as FF series goes, FF15 is first game in series I will not buy not after the disgust i felt after play the demo.

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Flyin3lvl

""at an event somewhere -just not this one"" :D

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cboye18

Never played this game despite having a PS1 back then. Don't know if I should play it or just wait for the remake

Played my first FF (which was FFX remaster) last year and it was definitely amazing. Few games had such emotional impact on me like that game and I could see why the franchise is/was so beloved. The combat of FFXV, however, did not convince me as it looks too shallow for a hack n' slash and I heard the story was a mess as well, so I decided to skip it. FFXII remaster does intrigue my interest as the RPG elements within the combat system look more fleshed out (and it has a nice Star Wars feel to it), so I'll get it instead. I've never played FFXIII and from all the things I've heard and read about it, I don't think I want to either.

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Metallinatus

@cboye18: Pick the original, on Steam, PSN, or heck, even on Android or iOS, just pick it.

It truly is an amazing game, and I guarantee to you this remake won't be even nearly as good....

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aross2004

@cboye18: People hate on XIII way too much. I loved it.

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nickfitz_99

@aross2004: It was a combo of storytelling, characters and gameplay as to why people didn't really tune into it.

Best quote about the gameplay:

"Depth is a system that allows you to capitalize on your understanding of your party and your enemy down to the individual spell cast, not a system that restricts you to the same level of precision as the darkness knob on your toaster."

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Pretty underwhelming anniversary event.

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Ayato_Kamina_1

Take one of the most popular JRPGs of all time, use the emo-esque art from Advent Children, remove all JRPG elements from the game in favour of a westernized game's mechanics, milk your fans by selling it in Episodes, probably fill the game with unnecessary missions and shoehorned in DLS or costume microtransactions or some garbage...

Then done. How to completely kill a game's legacy by square enix. A company who hasn't made a good JRPG since FFX

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Barighm

@Ayato_Kamina_1: I know it's been awhile, but the first shots of the gameplay showed turn-based battles, so...here's hoping.

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fend_oblivion

@Barighm: Huh? Didn't the first trailer of FF 7 Remake show a real-time combat system rather than turn-based combat?

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fox_fury

In other news - The FF7 remake will skip the Switch, but you will be able to get a re-re-release of the original FF7 on a game cartridge for the mere amount of $60 so you'll be able to play it even in the bathroom!
Square Enix spoke person said: "The game will run beautifully on the powerful Switch! The original FF7 never looked better!"
A release date wasn't announced beyond sometime in 2017.

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Metallinatus

@fox_fury: The funny thing is; FFVII is skipping everything that is not a PS4 as far as we know so far, and PS4 is also the very one which got a re-re-re-re-re-re-re-release of the original....

But good try.... no, it sucked, but at least you tried....

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fox_fury

@metallinatus: Nope. The remake will be PS4 timed exclusive. It will be released on Xbox and PC. Go watch the announcement trailer again. ;) "Play first on Playstation" is not the same as "Only on Playstation". So yea... nice try ninty kid. :)

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Metallinatus

@fox_fury: Neither does it mean "not on Nintendo"....

And how does that make me wrong? Oh yeah, it doesn't.... as far as we know, IT'S STILL PS4 EXCLUSIVE....

You can't treat speculations as fact, ya' know? Damn, terrible try, terrible....

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fox_fury

@metallinatus: Look ninty kid, Im sorry that most of the AAA games aint coming to your underpowered Switch and im sure you already have a real console to play them on. So yea... nice try and have a happy Mario/Zelda gaming ;)

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Metallinatus

@fox_fury: That has nothing to do with the ongoing conversation and my first reply is still 100% right....

Anyway, thanks.... I am more hyped for Metroid and Fire Emblem, though ;)

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aross2004

@fox_fury: In other news-failed troll attempt.

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Barighm

@fox_fury: Remove that bit about the bathroom and we've got a genuine Nintendo ad, lol...unless they have said that in the past, then lol even more.

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Tidus1012

No way i'm gonna buy it episodically, just gonna wait for the complete disc release, doesn't matter the wait.

CANCER OF VIDEOGAMES = Games released in episodes and Pay to win games (a.k.a free to play games).

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LouiXIII

@Tidus1012: I agree 100% L

xD

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Barighm

@Tidus1012: The problem is the episodes are supposedly going to be released years apart from each other, so it's going to be a very long wait.

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gotrekfabian

Weak, Squenix. Weak.

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aross2004

Calling it now. No chance we see the first "episode" before 2018.

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Rufus_the_rat

@aross2004: Well yeah, they basically already said that. I think 2020 is a more bold (and accurate) prediction. This is the company that takes longer and longer to release each new mainline game, and their last attempt took 10 years to finish.

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MegamanX97

@Rufus_the_rat: I doubt 2020 as the game will be issued in episodes. I know building the first game from the ground up takes the longest, but I can see the game being released end of 2018. If 2020 does happen the potential of all episodes being released would probably take the series to 2026; by that time the game would just be another fart in the wind. This is just my opinion though!

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BeantownSean

Call me when the game won't be sold in Episodes.

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Defiler

Wow, it's fucking nothing!

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fend_oblivion

@defiler: Or as Square Enix would say, "Please be excited."

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Pyrosa

Highlights AND lowlights... Fancy!

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BarcaAzul

Maybe the 7 remake comes out 30 years later, 2027

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tom_cat_01

HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY to Final Fantasy 7 :) :) :)