Sony's State of Play 5/9 - Square Enix Drops Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer

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Sony's State of Play 5/9 - Square Enix Drops Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer

May 9, 2019

By: Robert Scarpinito

 
 

To close today's State of Play broadcast, Sony featured a new trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. The trailer lasts a little over a minute, but it shows off a mix of what looks to be gameplay and cutscenes. Of course, all the footage comes from a game still in development, so everything is subject to change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df0YG3qfZ8E

In the trailer, we see some classic moments rendered in modern-day graphics. Scenes like Aerith giving Cloud a flower are interlaced with shots of the combat. We even get a quick look at Cloud's iconic Cross Slash. The gameplay doesn't look like Final Fantasy VII originally did on the PlayStation. Instead, the pulled back third-person camera and user interface looks similar to the real-time combat antics of Final Fantasy XV.

The developers of the original game reunited for Final Fantasy VII Remake. We didn't get a release window with today's trailer, but expect more information in June. While Sony isn't showing up to E3 this year, Square Enix definitely will. We'll likely see more about this remake at some point during E3 given the commitment to June information.

 
 

The remake of this classic JRPG was revealed back at E3 2015, during Sony's press conference. Since then, information has been scarce. We've seen glimpses of the real-time combat before, and Square Enix revealed that multiple episodes of Final Fantasy VII Remake would be coming, instead of one major release.

Final Fantasy VII Remake doesn't have a release date yet, but it's slated for the PS4.

In other State of Play news, Sony announced a release date for the remake of MediEvil. Additionally, a release date for the previously revealed Monster Hunter: World expansion has been set.

How do you feel about this new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake? What scene are you most looking forward to in the remake? Let us know in the comments below.

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When I'm not talking about my love of Persona, I'm probably playing or writing about games. I listen to an unhealthy amount of game soundtracks. Catch me on Everything in Poderation, the Internet Culture Podcast that dives into the intersection between the internet and nerd culture.

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