Final Fantasy VII Remake
1 week ago.
Final Fantasy VII – A Symphonic Reunion official concert dated for June 9
For the first time ever, Square Enix will be holding an official concert dedicated to Final Fantasy VII, the company announced. The event will take place on June 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. "Final Fantasy VII – A Symphonic Reunion" will feature a symphonic orchestra and choir of over 100 musicians with a giant HD video projection. The video program will be specially made for the concert to showcase the best moments of Final Fantasy VII's story. Pre-sales tickets…
3 weeks ago.
Naoki Hamaguchi credited as co-director for Final Fantasy VII Remake
Square Enix has recently updated their official recruitment webpage for the new fiscal year, and a bit of new information has surfaced regarding one of the lead team members working on Final Fantasy VII Remake. Naoki Hamaguchi now holds the title of 'Co-Director' instead of 'Development Leader' for Final Fantasy VII Remake. This suggests that this was done due to the nature of his role on the project as well as his permanent placement within the 1st Development Division (formerly Business…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake director and producer teases more news to come in 2019
In the latest Famitsu issue, Final Fantasy VII Remake game director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase were asked to talk about their future projects for 2019, and both of them responded with comments suggesting more news of the remake will be making its way into the coming year. According to the interview, Nomura said his keyword for 2019 is "7" and went on to say that more information will be released. For Kitase, his keyword for 2019 is "long-awaited", stating…
10 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake development is going well according to Tetsuya Nomura
Director Tetsuya Nomura had the chance to speak briefly on the progress for Final Fantasy VII Remake in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, shedding just a little bit of light on the subject of development and providing a tiny bit of information on diving deeper into character stories. Courtesy of gematsu, here are comments Nomura had: “We’re trying to figure out when we will put out the next news release.” “The direction was pretty much decided upon before we changed…
11 months ago.
Nobuo Uematsu is involved with Final Fantasy VII Remake
Producer Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that longtime and legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu is in fact involved with the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake. According to an excerpt of the interview confirming his inclusion (provided by user @aibo_ac7), Kitase said: Yoshinori Kitase: "I’ve worked on numerous titles with Uematsu-san, and while I’m currently working on the production of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s actually been since Final Fantasy X that I directly worked with Uematsu-san. So when I first went to ask…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake development team consists of mostly new developers and few from original staff
Following a recent job posting to hire additional battle and level planners, Final Fantasy VII Remake Art Director & VFX Director Shintaro Takai sat down with CGWorld to give readers a bit of a retrospective on his work experience with the original title, as well as shared some details on the development team working on the remake. One interesting piece of trivia in the interview is that very few staff members who worked on the original Final Fantasy VII are involved…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is striving to "exceed the original"; new job listing reveals development goal
In a recent job listing, Square Enix has revealed additional information on the team's goal and philosophy for the creation of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The company is seeking a Battle Planner for the game, going into detail about how Business Division 1 (the team behind Mobius Final Fantasy and more) are involved with its development, as well as mentioning other notable information. According to the job ad, the development team is pursuing towards a "new creation" that is more than just…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake progress revealed in a new job listing for "core members"
Square Enix has recently put up a new job listing, seeking level planners for Final Fantasy VII Remake. The recruitment message offers information on the role's requirements as well as a progress update on the game's development. View the highlights of the job listing below: A major project of fully remaking Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation 4. Can work in the best development environment! Gain experience in a flat organization, use your talents to your heart’s content. Recruiting core members for the project! Work on a…
1 year ago.
Cloud Strife’s design changed for Final Fantasy VII Remake; Nomura says it's closest to the original
Fans who attended the “Farewell Stories” Final Fantasy 30th anniversary exhibition in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo got a first look at some new screenshots for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake alongside a surprise appearance from director Tetsuya Nomura. The new screenshots were shown exclusively for those who attended the event, so unfortunately there are no images for us to see. However, fans were still able to share some details regarding the screenshots they saw and what the developers had to say…
1 year ago.
A closer look at the concept art for Final Fantasy VII Remake on display at series 30th anniversary exhibit
Thanks to some individuals over on The Lifestream Forums, we now have a closer and higher quality look at some of the concept art for Final Fantasy VII Remake on display at the special “Farewell Stories” exhibition. This limited time event honors Final Fantasy’s 30th anniversary, and is being held at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo from January 22 to February 28. These high quality photographs capture some of Final Fantasy VII's memorable scenery, such as a…
1 year ago.
First look at Final Fantasy VII Remake concept art at series 30th anniversary exhibit
Square Enix is showcasing brand new concept art of Final Fantasy VII Remake at their special “Farewell Stories” exhibition honoring Final Fantasy’s 30th anniversary at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo from January 22 to February 28. Ahead of the event's official opening, members of the press were invited to attend the exhibition, and images of the game's concept art have appeared online. The artworks are part of the "Words Aerith Left Behind" exhibit, in which the Sector…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake image boards on display at series 30th anniversary exhibit
Square Enix is set to hold a special "Farewell Stories" exhibition honoring Final Fantasy's 30th anniversary at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo from January 22 to February 28. There, fans can catch a special look at exclusive image boards from the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. According to PR Times, the Sector 5 Church where Aerith and Cloud first met will be on full display. Fans can walk around and listen to a recording of Aerith's memories…
1 year ago.
Parts of Final Fantasy VII Remake development further along than Kingdom Hearts III
Following news of Final Fantasy VII Remake's shift toward internal development, director Tetsuya Nomura shared a few updates on the game in this week's Famitsu. “Although there are parts further along than Kingdom Hearts III, such as cutscenes, it is unlikely we’ll share information for a while as we switch from mainly external to mainly internal development," he told the magazine. He also explained that project lead Naoki Hamaguchi - highlighted in recent recruitment postings - has been attached to…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake shifts toward internal development
Square Enix is shifting development of Final Fantasy VII Remake in-house. According to several comments made during a special broadcast, it was revealed Naoki Hamaguchi, who was previously in charge of the development for Mobius Final Fantasy, will be taking on the top developmental role for the highly-anticipated remake. He made the following comments during the show: "So far, development (for FFVIIR) has been carried out mainly with the support of external partners. However, in view of factors such as improving…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III slated to launch "in the next three years or so"
Perhaps unsurprising, both Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III remain a ways off according to Square Enix's own Yosuke Matsuda. In a special briefing following the company's financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 Matsuda outlined upcoming plans including a few words on projects such as Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake. “This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017/3 as well as for FY2018/3 and beyond. We plan to launch each of…
2 years ago.
Tetsuya Nomura shares more on Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III
Famitsu has published a short, but informative interview with director Tetsuya Nomura, the man leading Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake, who recently provided some context about the new screenshots revealed at the MAGIC 2017 event in Monaco last month. Read it all below: For Kingdom Hearts III, you showed a battle scene in the city of Thebes in Olympus. A huge Heartless was your opponent, but is that a boss battle? Nomura: “It’s a battle scene against the Rock Troll.…
2 years ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake battles are entirely action-based; covering is optional
In the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura shared a couple of interesting details on the upcoming action RPG in an interview with the organization. Specifically, the director confirmed to Famitsu that battles won't be command-based, but rather action-based. Here's what Nomura said: “Because there was an imperfection in the interpretation of an interview we did at the site , I will explain here. “Battles are not command-based, they’re action-based. Regarding cover actions, there are places where…
2 years ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will retain the essence of the original
Several French outlets including Finaland recently had the chance to sit down with Testuya Nomura, where he touched on Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III and some of his design philosophies. "A lot of things will change ," Nomura told Final Fantasy Dream, "but the essence of the universe will not. That is one of the things that will remain intact." Nomura notes Final Fantasy VII Remake is a title "loaded with a lot of mystery for now" with the existing…
2 years ago.
Voice recording for Final Fantasy VII Remake's main story is nearly complete
Japanese voice recording for Final Fantasy VII Remake is well under way and nearly complete for the (what we can only presume as) first part's main scenario content. News comes from the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation where producer Yoshinori Kitase provided a brief update on the project. "Final Fantasy VII Remake required a great amount of preparation," Kitase said to the magazine. "The voice actors have nearly finished recording for the main scenario. Fans might be picturing Cloud from Final…
2 years ago.
Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake get new screenshots
To our complete surprise, director Tetsuya Nomura has unveiled never before seen screenshots of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences 2017 event. Feast your eyes on the shots as well as Nomura's descriptions of them below: Kingdom Hearts III “This is the first time we've shown this screenshot of Kingdom Hearts III,” director Tetsuya Nomura said to an audience at the event (via Gameblog.fr). “It’s happening in Thebes and they are fighting a new…