Final Fantasy VII rereleased for PS3, PSP

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


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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Have you guys ever wondered; that if they didn't make any spin offs, off of the main series then they probably would have FF7 remake finished in a few years?

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ok i think we should just start a fundraiser.. raise money for square-enix to make the game.. even though they dont need us to, but then they can just make the game for free!!! i mean im sure we can raise enough money considering the FF heads out there(me included)!!!!

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hd version of ff 7 would be nice, all pictures, videos, charakter design in hd would be a reason to buy it again for 50$+, and i am sure millions of other ff fans would do that too. Some Extra content could be nice too, like 2 or 3 more weapons, some extra summons or something like that. They should do the same with 8. But i am not sure what i want more, just a HD Version or a remake, so it would be nice to have various ways to play the game, like originial, hd, hd remake, (maybe) changed fighting controls with more interaction or so and togehter with that a Multiplayer option to play with friends - wouldn't that hit the 10,0 score. Guess every FF fan would like to have it more than a new one. If they would make aspecial edition i would buy it 4 times on the first day.

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use the FF13 Engine, no HD version bla bla crap please!?

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why can't they just remake ff7, in 1080p? i would buy it again if it was pumped up

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Lol this is such a long time ago article. Enix did mention about remaking FF7 for PS3 like 3 years ago or something. And they are maybe finally gonna do it. My friends didn't believe me though and thought I was lying. Now there is gonna be proof for them. I don't wanna buy FF7 though because I have the PSX original.

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the best final fantasy ever

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just to answer no the statute has not passed yet cause now its open to a whole new audience and thats just from what I've seen

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awsome game. square i know LOVE U!!!!! it would also be awsome to port it over to the DS because the controls would fit perctly.

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It is good that Sony has put FF7 in the Playstation Store because it is simply one of the top games of PSX. I assume it will be upscaled and smoothed also because of PS3's game settings in the xmb. However, the PC version which is available for free via BT is still better because of the patches you can add to the game which make it more life like. here is a look at a few things the patches will change i promise you wont regret clicking the link below to see a picture of what i am talking about! << LINK REMOVED >>

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@nomadfutureman u dont need ps3 to get this on ur psp, u just need to download sony's Media Go to ur pc

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wait no graphical update...when will you apess the masses Square Enix...why must you be so cruel... And what sucks even more is i have a 360 that and if i buy the original it'll cost like 100-something dollars! Ba-humbug...

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i got final fantasy 7 on the ps3 and coppied it over to the psp. when i play the game it loads but when u get to the first fight when you get of the train at midgar it comenses the battle but then the screen goes all crazy and crashes. anyone know what i can do to stop this and fix it?

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First of all, I live in Iceland, and well I am trying to buy a PSP second hand because it's much cheaper and a PS3 costs as much as 623 dollars here (I calculated the price) and I think that if I can get my hands on a PSP, a memory stick, Crisis Core and Dissidia when it gets released, I am going to be one happy gus!!!!!

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Is there anything new added to the psp/ps3 version tehn the original? cant seem to find anything about it

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o_0 My eyes deceive me! Damn it! I don't have a ps3. psp yes, ps3 no. >:( Grrr. Everyone with a ps3 better buy it so that they get the hint and make a full remake. I wouldn't put it past the geniuses to think oh well we wouldn't make an money doing that. They've done it before the cheeky bastards.

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absolutely great news 4 RPG freak all 'round d world.. but why PC not included? hopely is just not a re-make..

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i love my silver psp-2000 and i loved this game. this is great news. now's my chance to earn my gold chocobo.

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Awesome! I never played FFVII before. I've only played Crisis Core & Dirge of Cerberus and watched the Last Order OVA & Advent Children.

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i would buy this game, even the day it came out, but my brother is the one that owns the "Sony" consoles, both the ps3 and psp. Before I met FFVII (which was about 3 months ago) i was a Nintendo fan, but I did buy the FFVII box set and the blue ray and crisis core- which was worth the fight and begging, but alas my brother lent me the psp. But i am doing my best to buy FFVII products so they can get the money (btw my mom says they are becoming billionares and well me the opposite) but in hopes that the will remake it! Currently I'm saving for a ps2 becuz that's the only console i don't own, and well i want to get dirge of cerberus

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people who have PS3s and love FF7 please buy this stuff. Who knows, with the boosted sale of this thing Squeenix might give the remake a shot. Or not. But I'm happy I bought the thing. Now I can finally bring justice to the game. And not that you would want to know, but my brother abused my copy of the game by writing my name on the CD using a mechanical pencil...WITHOUT THE LEAD, ON THE SIDE WHERE THE DATA IS AT. And I was about at the end...(hwo cruel) I haven't finished the game since then, but now...I'll be happy to repeat it all over again just so I can finish this once and for all.

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What I don't get is why people (one of my friends mostly) is pissed that it's not a complete remake. Why the f*** does it matter, this is the first time I can have FF7 on the go and that's more then enough for me. From what I've heard a complete remake wouldn't even come out till after 13 is complete so this more keep me tide over until then

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okay so is this a slight remake or just a re-release of the ps1 original, either way OH YEAH for everyone who doesn't still have a copy of the original, im still playing the original on my ps1 with GameShark baby cuz after the first time playing it, I did not wanna have a crap load of random battles again.

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about time i thought that Final Fantasy 7 for the PS3 was a Myth

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loved the game

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i downloaded for my ps3 and my psp but I really wanted the remake to be confirmed.... the remake i wanted most was this one because it's the best game i ever played(cause of the story most) and i'm trying to imagine how it would be like to play ff7 from the begining with advent children videos like and battle system like would be a masterpiece...some people says that it would be on of the first games that it will be released with ps4 like nintendo did with zelda on wii so the new console of sony will make the required sales in it's first period of release...but who knows...someday we will find out....i hope....

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Omg I can hardly w8 for this FFVII release, that game is what made me fall in love with Final Fantasy series

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Crap! After I spent $40 bucks and proposed the game should be digital so it can be downloaded and played until a remake happens. I think they will remake it. The only original games that haven't been remade is VII, VIII, and IX.

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finally something worth buying on the Sony Network...

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Thanks SE for this game

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But, be warned... it's 1.89 Gig.

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And it came out that Thursday, not Tuesday.

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Those of you looking for it, it's on PSN.

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About frakking time SquEnix decided to make this. Too bad you guys missed the date. If only you released it two years ago, in time for its ten-year anniversary, then my previous prediction (which I never uttered online until now) of "Ef-Ef-Seven in Oh-Seven" would have been true. Ah well. And you better make dayumed sure it works with both the new and old PSP!

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i'm absolutely sure it will be remade at some point in time, all developers look at their back catalogue from time to time, specially SE. I wonder though if the amount of sales of this would spur them onto doing it sooner than later.

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finally i can play the best final fantasy game and the best ps game out there on my ps3 and hopefully people wont see cloud as tha guy in kingdom of hearts they almost ruined ff7 i just hope they dont remake the game keep it as it is we dont need a bunch of kids saying they want this and this and get rid of this. keep it as its is

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Where do you get the FFVII download from?

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There is a retail video of final fantasy VII. A tech demo.. I hope it wil be something like that :) But it was on time that they finaly released it for playstation 3.

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@ eazy This made me jump on the bandwagon.

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Somehow, we all knew this was coming.

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Sony should have made a bigger deal of this at their press conference and why didnt they mention Dissidia.

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I too can't understand the reason why they don't remake the best FF game.They did it with the first 2 games to psp and all the others to DS so why they don't remake it or at least add new content,refresh it along with FF 8 and 9 and released it both ways- downloadable and UMD discs-so those who can't have an internet access can play it too.Maybe they think it won't sell???It would be an easy way to make money

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Dang I thought this is a remake.... I hope they consider a remake of VII >.>

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it took me 20 mins to download, i continued to crap myself until it was complete.XD but on a more serious note, WOW this has been a long time comming.

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@teknicz I'm afraid you are in the minority when you say things like that. Hey, you are entitled to your opinion but clearly nobody else in the gaming world agrees with you.

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@teknicz - Soo.. are you saying that fans of FF VII should downgrade their opinion of the game's influence on the industry because your "grandparents" don't know who Cloud is? I mean.. you overanalyzing it is every bit as fanboyish as the hardcore FF fans you accuse. People love the game and regardless of whatever ratings people like you can come up with over a decade since it came out does not change the fact that it did have a degree of influence on the industry.. GET OVER IT.

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ooh joy well at least its not 8 getting a remake im sick of seeing rants on the gunblade.