Final Fantasy VII Remake Continues To Look Like A Brand New Game

Blink and you’ll miss some of the brand new additions to Final Fantasy VII for the remake, as showcased in this new trailer that Square Enix put out in honour of the Tokyo Game Show this week.

Among other things, there’s a new boss fight with Reno, some sort of dart minigame, a brand new member of SOLDIER, a bike sequence with the NPC members of Avalanche, QTE pull-ups, a President Shinra hologram, and summons for Ifrit and Shiva, both of whom are obtained way after Midgar in the original version of Final Fantasy VII. (This remake, the first instalment in what will be a larger series, takes place entirely in Midgar.)

FFVII Remake comes out on March 3, 2020. It will, we now know, include Cloud wearing a dress.


  • I haven’t been much of a fan of the Final Fantasy series, and when I saw the initial announcement and trailers for FF7 Remake. This however intrigues me more on story than anything, so I’m hoping there’s an easy mode so I can coast and enjoy it

  • I’m still hanging on to the slim hope that Square-Enix might give us the option of giving Aeris her correct name. With the voice-acting though, it’s seeming less and less likely. 🙁

    • It’s a minor thing, all things considered, but I still think making ‘Aerith’ canon was a mistake. It’s a bad transliteration of an already transliterated word (‘earth’ > ‘e-a-ri-su’) because it uses vowel drop and fricative shift for the last syllable (‘su’ > ‘s’ > ‘th’), but doesn’t drop the vowel for the ‘ri’. If they were being correctly consistent it should have been either Aerth or Aeris, with the latter being the original phonetic pronunciation too.

      But hey, it’s Square’s game, and if they want the official English spelling to be Aerith, that’s their choice. She’ll always be Aeris in my head though.

  • Looks terrific, but I still don’t like the fact that this game will be released several parts. I would much rather they take the time needed and then release the full game.

    • Agreed. Says a lot about modern gaming that an RPG from 1997 is now split into multiple parts.

      One of the great moments in the original was leaving the already-massive Midgar to discover a whole frigging world on a traversable 3D map. Presumably that moment will now be lost.

  • “Aerith” is so awful to listen to each time. The voice acting as a whole isn’t very good. It’s bad but I will probably be able to enjoy it in spite of it.

    • Eh, voice acting sounds fine, really. The aerith business is annoying though. I’m sure you can just change it to Japanese if that’s your thing

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