Final Fantasy VII rereleased for PS3, PSP

E3 2009: Square Enix role-playing classic launches three consecutive days of PlayStation Network updates.

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LOS ANGELES--The entire game industry is working overtime because of this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, and the people working on Sony's PlayStation Network store are no different. Ordinarily updated only on Thursdays, the online storefront for the PlayStation 3 and PSP is getting three new volleys of content this week for North American consumers.

Has the statute of limitations on spoilers for this one passed yet?
Has the statute of limitations on spoilers for this one passed yet?

Sony opened up the release spigot Tuesday with the addition of two hit PlayStation games to the downloadable catalog: Final Fantasy VII and Medal of Honor. Final Fantasy VII is the oldest game in the Square Enix series yet to be remade, but at least those clamoring for Cloud and Sephiroth will be able to relive the original story for $9.99. Meanwhile, Electronic Arts' original World War II shooter Medal of Honor will cost the more standard $5.99.

The rerelease isn't the only Final Fantasy-related content new to the PlayStation store. Sony also put up new themes, trailers, and wallpaper for the upcoming PSP fighting spin-off Final Fantasy: Dissidia. Rounding out the releases are free downloadable content for Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce and a slew of E3 trailers for Uncharted 2, Fat Princess, Heavy Rain, and more.

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gmax

An oldie but goodie, apparently.

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quackthegreat

I got this. Started downloading it and 3 hours later it's only 75% done. But I still can't wait to play it.

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scryren

Teknicz: I’m failing to see how most influential equals “greatest game ever”. My grandparents know what Pacman and Guitar Hero are, but they have no clue who Link is. That doesn’t make the Zelda series a cultural black hole. The “greatest game ever” is the game people enjoy the most, not a game that has the largest social/cultural effect on the world. It’s also relative to the times. Our grandparents might not know who Cloud is, but when we’re grandparents, we will. We’ll also know who L-block is… and I’m going to cry if my children do. *head desk*

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Ashman555

Wtf is with the " Yay xbox dont get it Ps3 only"??? bullsh*t, Obviously only playstation is gunna get it because sony published it. Its great they are finally selling it as a downlaod now, ive bought about 4-5 copies of the game and played it through so many time. best freakin game ever. I do hope they remake it but im worried it will fail and look too much like a japanese anime like all ff's do now. Fanboys dont b*tch about each console, they both have several flaws and problems, but who cares i got both so i dont moan.

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teknicz

@kavadias1981 So a few polls on Gamefaqs and a BBC online poll make FF7, "without a doubt the greatest video game to have ever been developed"? Don't kid yourself. Ask developers which game they consider to be most influential. The ~opinions~ of the masses is exactly what makes this game so highly rated in online polls. Take apart the game, check each category, rate it in every way, and it would never stand up in either quantity nor quality, not even for its time. At best, it's a "good" game, even great. Not the best. Not by a long shot. Just look at the comments other people have been writing. Am I to suppose that these comments are indicative of people who know what the best video game ever developed is? Can one even truly rate what the best video game is; the one that influenced the most people, the one that was most groundbreaking? The one that sparked a cultural shift? Even my grandparents know who Mario is, you think they know who Cloud is? FF7 is the greatest game in terms of rabid, sheep-like fans. That's one I'll freely admit.

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Junior_AIN

That's one game I'd like to play. The original release, of course.

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Eazy1891

Xdra: No not lame, you guys have lenty of DLC buddy, deal with it...MS isnt the only company that has exclusives...you do eventually run out of money to pay off these other gaming companies...so go enjoy the balllad of gay tony while we enjoy ff VII

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Eazy1891

i think its finally time thatt i hop on the final fantasy ban wagon

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calvinsora

I like the re-release, it gives more modern players the chance to play the classic. However, I still wonder why Square Enix hasn't started making a remake. Almost every single FFVII (or simply FF) fan will be willing to buy it, along with most new and old denizens in the world of RPG's. Change the graphics, fix minor hiccups and add some new content, while not changing the core components of the game. Even from a fiscal standpoint, it is an exorbantly promising venture. I doubt it wouldn't sell. I'd buy it on day 1.

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IcemanX5

I love this game, still have it too. If I were to buy this game it would have to be for PSP still, I spented close if not more than 100 hours this 1st time & with the so many great games out there now & upcoming would be hard to play it once again. Still thinking about FF7 portable is an awesome idea

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alasaga

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............................

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lindz23

HAHAHAHA take that xbox!!!

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BLuFAlc0n

No Xbox release, yes!!!!!!!!!! FFVII is Sony-Only, coz it's published by SCE! That's why... It's a shame they never re-made it.....

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rbenns2

Lame - I was hoping this would be the announcement of the remake they hinted at before the PS3 was even released. Were they to release it, it would sell huge, so of course, they apparently don't want to give consumers what they want (and make a lot of profit in the process). Personally, I don't understand why, but I didn't get a degree from an Ivy League University, so I'm not smart and thus my opinion doesn't matter. Also, Panzer Dragoon Saga is a legendarily rare game fetching big bucks for used copies on EBay, even though it's on a system few people own. You would think this would be a prime target for rerelease / download on a more popular system, but since that would guarantee to find an audience, they can't do that either.

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Decepticon_11

Finally

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Xdra

No xbox release? Lame!

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ironace

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ironace

kavadias1981, you obviously cant do math. 3 does not equal 1. epic fail. ff7 is an overrated piece of garbage about an emo blonde that doesnt like to talk. If you really want to play a good game from that time period, hunt down a copy of Panzer Dragoon Saga.

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NuKkU

this game is AMAZING great deal

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@teknicz FF7 regularly comes first in Best Game Ever polls and came in top place on a BBC radio 1 poll (COD4 and FIFA 09 actually won but they dont count as true gamers didn't vote for them, just the silly casuals. FF7 came 3rd) so the reality is that it is without a doubt the greatest video game to have ever been developed. That is a fact, not my opinion.

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@mep69 I buy PSN card codes from ebay for about 16 quid for 20 dollars credit. You have it emailed to you in less than an hour and they are legit. I just bought Suikoden and Wild Arms from there. 60hrz, full screen, no boarders, running at full speed. Not the crappy 50hrz, with boarders, slower PAL version we get on the UK PSN. Go ahead and buy FF7 from the US PSN it is much faster and looks waaay better. I am just about to pop onto ebay myself to get some more credit so I can buy FF7 and RE: directors cut.

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stuart111

mep69 its now out on uk psn

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stuart111

teknicz to did u post on here if u just wanted to complain about it

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Mr_Versipellis

Mighth buy this... never played it.

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teknicz

Thank god. Now you mindless sheep can: 1. Shut up about a FF7 re-release. 2. Realize it wasn't that good of a game; certainly not even top ten worthy. Just because it's the first major RPG you might have played does not make it the best RPG, or for that matter, game, you've ever played. I don't care, I just want to stop hearing about it. Please.

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Jedilink109

That's coolness. Might not have to go pay like crazy to get it on PS now. Haha.

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KrzyJoe

@pakhair: i truly dont think its the best game, and no the fact that most of the world loves it doesnt make it the best game. but they should do a remake guess the next one in the remake waiting list is FFV so guess we gotta wait.

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lionheart234

awesome..... i need to buy a ps3 now.... xD but i still would of liked ff7 to be remade for the ps3...... now thats done... concentrate on remaking ff8..... best game ever.....

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lightwarrior179

I think we all had expected SE to release FFVII on the PSN in the West a little bit earlier, but hey it's better late than never. One of the best games I've ever played.

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mep69

ye why can't they just release it on the uk PSN at the same time, it's a bit pointless. The annoying thing is i can make a us PSN but can't buy anything off of it -_-

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stuart111

when will games like FFVII , crash bandicoot 2 and MGS be coming to the UK PSN

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pakhair

FF VII is world's Best game of all time..............

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stuart111

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LimitedVert

I own 2 original black copies (one unopened, and one used a ton) and I still picked this up for the PSP. It's only roughly $10 with tax, what a steal! The graphics look great on the PSP screen.

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TheCyberKnight

This is about the 100th "FFVII+ Remake" discussion I've seen here...

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zunit88

that wld b cool...i never had the chance to play it :D

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Yojimbo25

@jazzmanalpha Actually $9.99 is cheap all things considered. I own a copy that a paid $15 for new, that was four years ago. Now the game costs upwards to $80 bucks used, or over $100 new. So anyone that has never played the game, and owns a PS3 $9.99 sounds better than $100 bucks.

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Peaches1347

I would like to see FF VII remade for PS3 even though i don't have one it would still be cool to see a classic remade with modern graphics

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InsultToInjury_

When is Europe getting FF VII?

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TwiztedMetal

this was smart on sonys part

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Darrogamer06

Oh thanks for that there weirdpixels if that is true. Will be downloading this onto my PSP once I get a bigger memory stick since I only have the sony 1gb one at the moment.

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chimera1984

about time, roll on FF8 please! I know its not square, but Breath of Fire as well. :)

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360player_eq12

xenogears please.

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blackadderthe8t

wow, that's really cool. On the other hand, I still have a PS2 sitting around and the game on disk, so I could just as easily play it for free...

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It's been way too long since I've played this. Can't wait to download it. Still, a remake WOULD be really nice...

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pikastar

Woot! Final Fantasy VII is awesome! This is what I am talking about: quality PS1 games on the PSN. Cant wait to see what else we get but for now I am more than content to play my favorite game on the go with my PSP :D

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atteiramknight

I still have my copy of FFVII on disk, why can't they just remake it?

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jazzmanalpha33

So... not only are Square Enix refusing to do what pretty much every modern RPG fan has wanted them to do for the last 11 years... not only are they spitting in our faces by releasing a game they KNOW we all have already, in the exact same format and style... but they are doing it all for the highest price point. Way to go guys...

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majere613

Hmm, this reminds me that I need to get around to finding out whether the US PSN version of Suikoden will work on my UK PS3. Obviously the region-lock is a moot point once it's transferred to PSP, but as for whether the PSOne re-jiggs are region-locked, I have no idea. Here's hoping the claims of a EU release for FFVII are true.

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jonb4play

i would prefer the remake of FF VII