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Final Fantasy VII Remake will release in multiple parts By Erren Van Duine on December 6, 2015 at 9:04 PM

Final Fantasy VII Remake will arrive not as a single package but in multiple segments, Square Enix announced today. Revealed via press release sent to Nova Crystallis, “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”

Takashi Mochizuki from The Wall Street Journal mentioned on Twitter that the data for the remake game is “so huge” and “the software will be split into several titles (for example, FF7-Remake 1, FF7-Remake 2).” Mochizuki also noted the game will feature new scene additions, but that the basic story scenario will stay the same as the 1997 classic.

During Sony’s PlayStation Experience, fans were treated to a new trailer – featuring the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. Square Enix also revealed the original FF7 was now available for the PS4, having been announced at last year’s event. In celebration of its release, the title will be available with a 30% discount for the first week and will then be priced at $15.99 starting on December 13. All players who purchase the title will snag a custom PS4 theme, featuring the FF7 Remake version of Midgar.

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  • Pleasance13

    Ehhh… I hope this just means that other parts in the VII Compilation are being remade.

  • gamerprince1999

    What the fuck…

  • highsky00

    So they will remake Crisis Core and ACC too O.O .I don’t understand this .What~~~~~

  • Zenon15

    welp I am worried now , but this might points towards a Crisis Core Movie DLC in the future

  • highsky00

    Or they will release it the same way as they did in PS1 era ? Disc 1 ,Disc 2 ,Disc 3 ?

  • Adam Williams

    Don’t worry, only square would take one of best games ever, make it pretty but fuck it up to no end everywhere else to match current “quality” of final fantasy games…

  • Justin Adams

    I’m hopeful that it just means they’ll be working to add other parts of the story that came after the original game released. Unfortunately, I don’t think that will be the case. I’m also not terribly interested in “each being its own experience”. It needs to be one game, one experience, one remake. If they want to make a Masterwork collection or something where they take all the ideas from the Compilation, polish them, and make the story fit seamlessly together, more power to them, but we already know there will be changes to the FFVII story (allegedly minor), however if they’re going to make it episodic, we’re either going to get an entirely different story altogether that just barely resembles what made people love the original, or we’re going to be paying $19.99 every 6 weeks for the next 5 hours of gameplay. Neither of those are very attractive options.

  • Miqote

    Episodic content? Odd choice, well at least I’m confident in saying that FF: Dimension started out episodic and turned out incredible.

  • highsky00

    There is Final Fantasy VII Complication too .So who knows *sigh*

  • Starlord

    That seems to be the way it will be. Why else make a game like this episodic?

  • highsky00

    They are going to remake Final Fantasy VII Compilation ? AC ,CC .I can only think about these two ways .

  • SNK

    Nomura… why… WHY…

  • thetrooper1989

    Dang dude….I went from being so excited, refreshing for FF VII news every few hours to going into a complete state of depression and shock….

  • Nick Greeley

    It’s because it has WAY too much data to be contained in a single game, hence it’ll be released in “episodes.”

  • Alice Campos

    That’s a really odd way of handling things, i believe they want to speed up release date since this is quite a huge game with multiple assets and all, but i dunno
    I’ll at least hope they’ll release each part corresponding to the discs and not into smaller segments, i’m under the impression that part 1 would end just before Cloud meet Aerith or something

  • Nemesis

    Reading these comments, I only have one thing to say. Unless Nomura, Kitase or anyone else says otherwise, we should not take this at face value.

    Square Enix may have announced it, but since we don’t have much to go on otherwise, it’s pointless to really try and figure out what they mean.

  • thetrooper1989

    Bruh….just stop.

  • flower234

    “several titles” SEVERAL.

  • Soraia Pires

    It is a huge game and I knew it was possible that it would be hard to fit it all into one disc but I’d rather they delayed it and released EVERYTHING at the same time rather than wait for a part 2 and/or 3 to be released who knows how much time later. That will only do horrible things to immersion.

    Can you imagine playing up til what is now the end of disc1 and then have to wait another year for the continuation, to get revenge for Aerith and face Sephiroth? By the time part 2 comes out, people won’t even care any more.

    You play it, you feel it, you want to see it to the end. Not wait forever and lose that momentum.

  • highsky00

    Disc 1-Disc 2-Disc 3 .Just like old days .

  • Jesus Christ

    LOOOOOOOOL.

    Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. I see low sales and a failure on the horizon. Good thing I was never a FF7 fan and was not wowed by the trailer whatsoever. Phew.

    #JesusShield on. #HolyWater ready. I should watch my back. Fanboys carry knives nowadays.

  • Nemesis

    Just stop what? I’m not the one bashing on the game and the directors just because they heard that this game might be episodic.

    What’s wrong with wanting an actual confirmation?

  • Andrew Brown

    I’m pretty sure they are going to be just putting both remakes in at the same time. Either that or each Remake better be $30. Besides, they gotta work on KH3 and this would be too much work.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I think more DLC 1-2-3-4-5-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15, like in het current days.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Come on, there are separate teams! do you really think there is just one team working on all the SE games at once?

  • Jesus Christ

    Yeap don’t forget about please be unexicited

  • Andrew Brown

    Yeah you are right. Well then this FF7 team better get it together because it’s either $30 per remake, or put remakes in at the same time.

  • They have time to finish this in one part. There’s XV and KH3 coming out before it. No need to rush and try to turn this into a .hack-esque triolgy. People always say Square milks stuff. They do this they’ll say it all over again.

  • Ricardo Fernandes

    If they do a tell tales sistem of a game might as well burn the game NOW!!!

  • HalfLucan

    Get f*cked!
    They know fans want this so badly that they will pay for this shit ¬_¬

  • HalfLucan

    But this is sooo much easier than coming up with new ip’s /s

  • HalfLucan

    Here’s you confirmation… I don’t see how it isn’t clear.

    “FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.”

  • HalfLucan

    All i see is $50, $50, $50.
    But yeah, just like the good ol days…

  • HalfLucan

    Im still in awe…

  • HalfLucan

    I might cry (sorry for the spam)
    🙁
    This is a rough time…

  • Ricardo Fernandes

    You are right on that!
    they just are greedy pure and simple

  • Gemini Twinrose

    I am thinking that perhaps this multiple parts business might be in part to having Dirge of Cerberus, Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core, and possible maybe a Advent Children (who knows, its skepticism since the message is not clear by what they mean by multiple parts yet). and if you consider all of this and these new elements maybe that might be consistent of these parts since it might help connecting them a bit more, but having it fragmented in the game itself of just the first story might be a little… weird and generally a bad business decision since if they cut it off after Aerith dies it would be just a giant why. So hopefully things get clarified soon otherwise this reboot could be a terrible FLOP.

  • Ricardo Fernandes

    thats not goingo to happen FFVII is one game.
    Dirge of Cerberus and Crisis core are other games that revolve around FFVII.
    They are going to cut and Slice the FFVII and sell it that way!
    Is just not fair!

  • ZenTzen

    its pretty clear the game will be devided in parts instead of being a full game in one disc, especially since they already stated they wouldnt be putting new characters that werent in the original FF7, i reckon it’ll be a disc 1, disc 2, disc 3 situation, like in the ps1 FFs, or at least i hope it is

  • Gemini Twinrose

    I’m really not sure on that man. It could be something like what im thinking because of the Several parts but like i said this is all skepticism.

  • Gemini Twinrose

    Technically weren’t the other games still in the timeline so they are technically not “new characters”, but i get what your saying so well doesn’t matter until the clear picture is said lets just speculate and spread rumors instead that is what makes the internet fun anyway.

  • I think it’s a smart move. I mean, we already know what happens later on in the story so we won’t be so eager to find out, also if they’re releasing it in bits we’ll get to play it sooner! Plus it’ll keep the game relevant for a long time! I just hope the don’t overcharge us for it.

  • Ricardo Fernandes

    I just want a game with start, middle and conclusion not a game series like on tv.
    but iof they do a series like Xenosaga i might buy…

  • Quick stuff from interviews

    -they made multi-release since they would have to cut stuff out if they made it in one game. The detail of the game will be so dense, and you will be able to go to various locations within Midgar that you couldn’t go before.
    -there will be some stuff that has to be cut, but there will be lots of stuff added. overall volume will be big
    -They are working with various companies outside, including CC2
    -The battle system is real-time, action feel. The degree of action will be “Dissidia > Kingdom Hearts> FF7 remake” It will be more tactical.
    -Although it’s action style, it has ATB as well.
    -You can control other party members, but you can keep control one if you want
    -3 party members at a time like the original

  • Nomura: VII in one work would turn into a digest. We judged that the remake must be full volume, so we decided to make [VII] multi-part.

    Nomura: A subtitle for the VII remake would give the impression of a spin-off or sequel, so they avoided using one.

    Nomura: If we make the characters reall, they’ll look like real people and no one will recognize them, so we’re aiming to balance.

    Nomura: Advent Children models are too old, so they’ve been refining the graphics and balancing reality and deformation.

    Aside from the CG shown at the beginning of the trailer, everything is in real-time. You can alter the camera angle during the train scene.

    Cloud’s appearance has to partially to do with the lighting and his pale skin. Nojima had said Cloud’s sickly appearance is brilliant.

    Cross-dressing scene will be included. Nomura has yet to work on the design, however.

    Nomura: VIIR is completely different from Crisis Core’s battle system. Not as actiony as Dissidia Arcade or KH but closer to that style.

    Nomura: VIIR has ATB, but it’s not the type where you wait for the gauge to fill up and then attack. It is connected with the action system.

    Nomura: 3-member parties, all interchangeable and playable. You don’t have to change characters if you don’t want.

    Nomura: The battle speed they’re aiming for is Dissidia Arcade’s. The battles we saw in the trailer are kind of like a standard to aim for.

    Nomura went over the trailer so many times and doubted if it’d be all right to show, but the reaction he received has relieved him.

    Nomura can’t go into details about the battle system, but he said it’s important to note that the ATB gauge turns red. Something significant.

  • Hmm. As long as each part consists of a complete game and a complete story (like the FFXIII trilogy), then I’m all for it.

  • Nemesis

    Alright, you really are going to go there when I stated specifically that it was better to wait for Nomura and Kitase to explain, which they now have?

    Why are you bugging me about this when I’m saying to take the reasonable option and wait for details, instead of bitching and bashing like the other commentors do. So please, tell me what wasn’t clear about what I was saying, since you want to try clearing things up when they don’t need to be?

  • Gemini Twinrose

    Thats kinda what i am probably thinking if anything or like i said might be going into the other titles, with what information is had there is no definite answer

  • alef321

    I see none of you ever played .hack series… too bad, I’ll be enjoying FF7R.

  • Justice V

    There are separate teams, but Nomura (and slightly Nojima as he is the writer for VII and KH) have to work on both simultaneously. Nojima should be more or less done with KH3 so he can spend all his time on FFVII:R for now, but Nomura has to get KH3 out first before he can actually dedicate fully to it. Since he’s the director that’s a big deterrent. May not affect it much, but will most likely move a lot faster once he’s there 100%.

  • Adrian

    This is all just a tactic to get me to stop being excited for the remake and focus on FFXV instead, right?

    Because it’s working.

  • D†C

    Wow… People who first complained about the game not just being graphically updated now complain about the game maybe being linear, not open world or whatsoever. Yeah, well… Ok… 😀 You are a strange little group of human beings.

    And if this is gonna cost me [email protected]%king 100 $ an episode or a part or whatever you wanna call it, hell I’ll be spending it. Because this is gonna be unreal.

  • Krijn van Alten

    http://www.novacrystallis.com/2015/12/kitase-and-nomura-explain-why-final-fantasy-vii-remake-is-a-multi-part-series/
    Confirmed by this two gentlemen themselves. Did you really thought they are allowed to say anything other then what SE tells them to say? If SE confirms it, than that confirmation enough (for me at least).

  • Krijn van Alten

    But not everyone might wanne have that opinion. So, don’t you you think that you yourself are a little human being to not understand that other people have different opinions that you do?

  • D†C

    I think it’s stupid and paradox to say that you don’t want changes and then complain about things that maybe(!) won’t be changed. Is that too hard to understand?

  • CocaineCowboyFF7

    I knew they’d get flack for this.

    And honestly, no one criticizes SE more than me, but I’ve got the give them this one. It’s a smart move and one that I’d knew they’d do. The point is, If one of the segments has the quality and content of a full game, then why wouldn’t you pay full price for it? They’ve stated that one segment will have the content of a full game. FFVII is a big game.

    It’s either that, or they cut content, which do you want?

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    I read some comments and I found really great one. “Why making it in parts when everyone knows the story of it”. That person is right. I dont know why it will be in parts and probably no one else knows.
    And what that means – the data for remake is so huge? Do You want to tell me that some action rpg with much much much worse graphic than Uncharted 4 have bigger data than Uncharted 4 or Witcher3 or Just Cause 3 or other games? Are You kidding me?
    FFXV looks much more detailed and everyone knows now that world is huge and graphic is Mega amazing, and game is in one part, so what that dude is talking about. Not making any sense.

  • waffleyone

    They could 1) Make it multi part, 2) Cut content, 3) Remake the original game instead of making some completely different game that uses the same IP, by simply not introducing huge amounts of bloat.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I think you have a misconception of what ‘change’ actually means.
    When things change, it does not always mean they change in the way you wanted it to be. So, people who wanted change, can still complain about changes, if it’s not the kind of change they wanted to see.

    It is almost like you have the naive idea that change always means something turning better and therefor we should not complain about it when they make those changes. While the reality is that change also can mean that they make things worse. Which of course depends on the individual opinion.

  • Krijn van Alten

    It is indeed a little hard to understand, because you seems to contradiction yourself. First you talk about:

    ‘…People who first complained about the game not just being graphically updated now complain about the game maybe being linear, not open world or whatsoever.’

    And now you are talking about:

    ‘…you don’t want changes and then complain about things that maybe(!) won’t be changed’

    These are two different groups of people. So, where are you actually talking about?

  • D†C

    It is totally like I have the idea that complaining about something you actually want is strange.

    Look, I’ll try to make a bit easier for you to understand. There are people who cried for the exact same game with updated graphics, right? Now, with the announcement of the game being split into several parts these people are suddenly crying about the game might not be open world, too linear blabla etc. Well, the original wasn’t really open world either. It was pretty linear until you got the Highwind. Sure there were some small sidequests and stuff you could do, but that’s not the point. Point is, it’s funny that these people start complaining about something they actually wanted in the first place, which is things not to change. Got it? I think it isn’t that hard.

    You could as well say you want your next girlfriend to be exactly like your ex, just a little prettier. You know that’s pretty unlikely to happen… Then you meet this girl that even has a few identical characteristics but now you start complaining about them. That’s it. If you didn’t get it by now, just forget about it. 😉

  • sonofa birchwood

    I was pissed off when I found out but now I just hope it would either multiple disks or free updates when the next part comes out like tell-tale games.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Good you know, but you really made the impression you did not, that’s all.

    So, there have been people who wanted only a graphical update yes.
    Every other change will be blasphemy in their eyes. But they started complaining from the very moment that the actual idea of a VII remake began to rise. I don’t know when that was, but probably since the announcement of the PS2. Of course back then it was just theorising what a VII remake actually should look like rather than knowing it was actually going to happen. But the discussion about it is far from new.

    So, i still don’t get your logic why they all of the suddenly start crying for other changes after this several parts announcement. The discussion (and complains) about a (possible) remake is at least 15 years old. And only has gone worse after the actual announcement of the remake itself. See the other remake articles on this website, with complains about the new battle system, new added story parts, the music.

    And that last example is indeed pretty unlikely to happen, because I am gay.

  • Tifa Lockhart

    Yep, this is why I learned to never get your hope up with Square Enix anymore. When FF7 remake was announced, I was ultra hype and was thinking it would be released in 2019 or even later than that and it will be the most perfect game of all time since it is being directed by my most favorite game designer Nomura. However, now I learned more about the game and saw the cutscenes and gameply footage and the decision regarding episodic, I was beyond depressed. To be honest, the video footage they showed at PSX is very very VERY average. If the final game won’t be at least triple that quality, then….

  • NECPS

    Oh they lost it. Spliting into 3 disks on the package was going to be a master step. But sure this is not about mastering it. Actually I hope to end up NOT getting any square games on my PS4. I am detoxing this generation. And it is going very well thank you.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Yeah. I think the same. Maybe cutscenes looks cool and I will enjoy them when I will buy that remake(cuz I will buy it for sure), but I know already this wont be the best game I ever played. Gameplay footage isnt something really exciting. As You said. It looks Very average.
    FFXV looks much much more cooler and better.

  • wolf_of_dragons

    Considering they are apparently working with CyberConnect2 with making the FF7 remake they will probably do what was done with the dot//hack games. Basically a full game that tells a chunk of the story then they will release the next part after a set amount of time. Doing this would allow them to properly create each segment of the game and do it justice instead of the rush jobs that happen a lot of times now a days with video games (Is glaring at Bethesda and Bioware for good examples of this). I’m honestly just hoping for a good game though that won’t burn me and other people like the travesty that Duke Nukem Forever was.

  • C_Cole 96

    i was hoping FF15 don’t get overshadowed by FF7

  • ObsidionXI

    more like 100$, 100$ 100$ for the Collector’s editions….. of each…….

  • Nemesis

    I already knew they did, that’s what I’m saying. Why even bother responding to me? What I was trying to say, but you don’t apparently get it, was everyone to chill out and wait for Nomura and Kitase to tell us more. What part of that do you not get?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Why bother responding to old news?

  • Heres a question why didnt shinra fire and execute hojo after his creation vaporized a whole town?

  • Nemesis

    Because I can and didn’t a chance to until now.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Well, hopefully you are satisfied now.

  • Zauderer

    The data is huge, huh?
    Well, the Overworld graphics better blow my socks off. lol