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Final Fantasy VII Remake will explore characters like Biggs, Wedge and Jessie further By Erren Van Duine on December 15, 2015 at 7:31 PM

Final Fantasy VII Remake is going beyond the original in more ways than one. With the first part of its scenario now complete, staff members Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima had a few more words to say in this week’s Famitsu.

While the interview contains a lot of previously known information, we’ve pulled out a few new bits as pointed out by Hachima.

  • They want to delve further into Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie.
  • Players will get to explore even more of Midgar.
  • They have an idea about the number of volumes that will be released, but they’re not at the stage where they can comment.
  • The team is not not talking about online right now.
  • The scenario of the first part through its ending is already complete.
  • They’re getting technical assistance from the Kingdom Hearts team with Unreal Engine 4, and may work together on the game sometime in the future.
  • Cloud’s hallucination scenes will be situated to be more meaningful.
  • Regarding Japanese voice cast, they’re continuing plans with the voice actors from Advent Children. Red XIII only made a cameo appearance, so his voice is likely to be changed.
  • The ATB gauge that turns red is different from Limit Breaks. Separate from Limit Breaks, there is another special system. They can’t show it yet, but the it will be different depending on the player’s play style.
  • They have yet to decide if there will be a Guard command.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently in development for PlayStation 4.

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  • So I guess we’ll be seeing more of Zack in those hallucinations, which is EPIC!!

  • Andrew Brown

    ”The ATB gauge that turns red is different from Limit Breaks. Separate
    from Limit Breaks, there is another special system. They can’t show it
    yet, but the it will be different depending on the player’s play style.”

    So have they finally found a solution to cater to the turn-based fans?

  • Frostofthecwsw

    I hope they do something involving an Advent Children costume and Weapon, WITH the splitting blades…even as some kind of crazy DLC or something. It’d be cool even as an added section at the end. Maybe adds a Bahamut SIN fight?

    If not that big, at least a normal weapon and costume/armor that would be obtainable lategame.

  • Matthew Ocampo

    I wonder how Aerith fights <3 <3

  • Syafiq Khaidir

    “Cloud’s hallucination scenes will be situated to be more meaningful”.
    Can’t wait to see this…….One of the best scene in FFVII….

  • What if they included everyone’s Advent Children appearances in some kind of New Game+ mode? That’d be pretty great. Especially considering we’re all going to play this over and over anyway.

  • Frostofthecwsw

    Excellent point. I wonder if the Barret thing we saw is a soft confirmation on character switching

  • Frostofthecwsw

    Good point! That’d be AWESOME

  • Frostofthecwsw

    Yeah, I really hope they explain Cloud deeper so I can see the Cloud haters make up new excuses to hate him.

  • Nick

    The more we hear about this remake the more amazing in realizing it’s going to be. Beyond what any of us thought he remake would or could be it seems.

  • Mihel

    Actually, I’m glad they’ll be more meaningful because I thought those were some of the worst scenes in FF7.

  • More story is always welcome. Rpg staple.

  • Adrian

    They already confirmed that there will be character switching. Unless they pull a FFXV on us later.

  • Sathil

    Renaming this FF16? Highly unlikely!

    I’m joking though, I know what you meant 😀

  • Sathil

    You know, now that you point it out, since this is “episodic”, they may go through the events of DoC and AC if we’re lucky :3

  • Sathil

    Well its been there since the gameplay video, people just jump the gun on judgements

  • Noctis

    guard botton should not be in the commands to choose….but as a button on the Gemapad…..isn`t this obvious=???????????????????????????????????????????

  • Martian Wong

    O God, I always feel bad when (spoiler) they die. Last words of Jessie gets me every time. If they do more of their story, I might like them even more.

  • Asdfgh

    That would be awesome.

  • Frederick Badguy

    I want to see the world map! Imagine a place like Rufus office seem in AC! It’s a @#% beatiful that place!!

  • NECPS

    they are going to make the hallucination scenes more meaningful. what does this mean? surelly NOT departing with the “hallucination” part of the hallucination to transform it into, like, memories? this is bullshit and SO distant from the original

  • Nick Greeley

    I think it’s safe to say that the battle footage was pre-programmed with a fake UI shopped onto it, like the 2011 Versus trailer.

  • Nick Greeley

    Yes! A Bahamut Sin superboss and optional fights with Kadaj, Yazoo and Loz would be perfect

  • Nick Greeley

    To me, it looked like some kind of system similar to Birth By Sleep’s finish commands/command style meter.

  • Noctis

    What is wrong with you? What is bullshit? hallucination turning into memories and?

    I think this is an awsome news. Go play your original as Nomura said…..the game is on every console now.

  • Martin Hague

    the game should start from the point of Zack’s death in crisis core how cloud became involved with avalanche and how Tiffa found cloud??

  • Syafiq Khaidir

    Well, that’s you thought. Different people different perspective.
    Whatever it is, still glad it will be more meaningful.