TGS 06: Advent Children Complete Impressions

Advent Children returns to DVD and Blu-ray, with some new enhancements. Possible spoilers.


TOKYO--Square Enix today showed a very brief trailer for its upcoming rerelease of Advent Children, titled Advent Children: Complete, which is due to hit stores in both DVD and Blu-ray formats.

The trailer didn't show much in the way of new material, although it did briefly show both the DVD and Blu-ray version of Advent Children: Complete in a side-by-side comparison. From what we could see, the Blu-ray version had a marginally smoother picture and slightly brighter colors, but nothing that would necessarily be worth paying a large premium for.

More intriguingly, though, was the apparently new material that seems to have been included in the Complete version of the disc. Although we're not sure of the extent of the material, a brief changed scene was shown in the trailer. After Sephiroth stabs Cloud through the shoulder near the end of the original version of the film, he simply remained impaled to a wall; but here, Sephiroth picks him up off the ground and holds him aloft by the blade of the sword.

The trailer ended at that point, giving only a glimpse at what might have changed in this "complete" version of the film. Whether this is a true director's cut of the film, or if it simply incorporates a small change or two to try to get people to buy the Blu-ray version, remains to be seen. We'll have more details on the title as they become available.

The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 69 comments about this story