Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Ship Early To Australia [Update]

Square Enix announced late Monday night that Final Fantasy 7 Remake would be shipping earlier than usual to Australia and Europe, as a result of complications with the coronavirus.

6.30pm 31/03: Australians are reporting that they are receiving their copies of Final Fantasy 7 Remake already, along with users overseas. If you don't want to be spoiled, set those keywords up now.

Square put out the notice over Twitter, saying the "unique circumstances" around the coronavirus have complicated the normal business of shipping and distributing physical copies around the world.

The practical result of shipping physical copies early, of course, is that some gamers could get their game before the official April 10 release date. In Australia and New Zealand's case particularly, April 10 is Good Friday - a day where retailers like JB Hi-Fi and EB Games aren't allowed to trade anyway.

"There is a greater chance that some of you in these regions will now get a copy of the game prior to the worldwide release date of April 10," Square said. "If you get the game early, please think of others and don't spoil it for them," they added.

Some copies of physical discs have been floating around online, so if you want to avoid the juicier spoilers - particularly what's changed with the remake - then you might want to start setting up social media filters now.

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    if these shipments are coming from overseas via Aus post, I wouldn't bank on them coming anytime soon.

    Hurry up and come out with a PC release announcement Square!

      It will be a 1yr PS4 exclusive so you are looking at easter next year at the earliest to play it on PC.

    Whoooooo! I decided to pre-order last week to give myself a little something to look forward to. Keen as a bean.

    Our shipment arrived yesterday.

      From what retailer?

        Ours too - JB Hi-Fi store in Victoria.

          Alex, think they are saying the store received orders.. not actual consumers.

            There's footage and photos online already of people with boxes in hand.

    I'm really hoping that this means that online pre-orders will be sent out earlier as well. I pre-ordered from EB, and the estimated delivery date was the 15th for god's sake. If I can get it BEFORE the Easter long weekend, that would be super great.

    Amazon has updated my delivery to 13th-14th April. Yeah will be cancelling that.

    Good. Will encourage all the ff nerds to stay home

    Called Big W today. Theirs is out the back in boxes lol

    Appears that the EB Games website has the game available now, though not much stock.

    .....and it’s out! I’m off to JB to pick up my copy now!

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