Final Fantasy VII Remake
4 weeks 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 month 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…
3 months 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.…
3 months 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…
3 months 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…
4 months 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…
4 months 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…
4 months ago.
Yoshinori Kitase talks Final Fantasy VII Remake progress, battle system and more
Following up on director Tetsuya Nomura's comments from a few weeks ago, producer Yoshinori Kitase spoke at length with Weekly Famitsu on the topic of Final Fantasy VII Remake. During the course of the interview, Kitase touched on the current status of the long-coveted project and shared new insight into the various workings of the staff. "We’re currently brushing up the scene from the announcement trailer," Kitase says. "We can now see the line of quality that we’re aiming for more…
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event: all the announcements
Square Enix Japan just wrapped up a special 30th Anniversary Final Fantasy event. FF doesn't turn 30 until December, but the company picked today, FFVII's 20th anniversary, to set out some of their plans for this, a banner birthday year for FF. We've covered some of the announcements elsewhere, but it only seemed right to round up the general announcements from the event under one banner. So - here's what you need to know: FFXV, FFVII Remake and FFXII HD News …
4 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake resurfaces with new key visual
Square Enix is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII with a new look at Final Fantasy VII Remake. A new key visual has been released, depicting CG renders of Cloud and Sephiroth over a backdrop of Midgar. Recently, director Tetsuya Nomura noted the game was still a ways off. According to an interview with Famitsu, the team is steadily progressing on production with the goal of making a game that will meet fan expectations. “Last year, I didn’t put out…
5 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts III still a ways off; Nomura hopes to share more this year
Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kindgdom Hearts III are featured somewhat in this week's issue of Famitsu. In an interview with director Tetsuya Nomura, fans are given a short development update on the two long-awaited titles. "The release of these titles will still be a while," he told the magazine. Nomura also apologized for the wait and for a recent lack of information, but promised to make up for it with high quality games and by releasing and by revealing…
6 months ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Play Arts Kai Cloud and Barret revealed in full detail
UPDATE: Square Enix has opened North American pre-orders for both figures, priced at $149.99 each. Cloud and Barret can be purchased directly from the official online store. Square Enix has revealed a set of new promotional images detailing upcoming products for Final Fantasy VII Remake. Starting next year, fans can get their hands on two Play Arts Kai figures from the game - Cloud Strife and Barret Wallace. Pre-orders for these figures have opened today, with Cloud looking at an April release…
8 months ago.
Nomura talks Final Fantasy VII Remake in Dengeki PlayStation
A new interview has surfaced from the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation featuring all things Tetsuya Nomura and his current projects in development including Final Fantasy VII Remake. Speaking with the magazine, Nomura notes 2017 marks the 20-year anniversary of the original Final Fantasy VII so they'd like to plan something. First thing's first though: we'll have to wait until the crowded release period of games such as World of Final Fantasy and other projects calm down a bit before the…
9 months ago.
Nomura: Voice recording for Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Dissidia in progress
Tetsuya Nomura is a busy guy. His current projects include Kingdom Hearts III, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, Final Fantasy VII Remake and Dissidia Final Fantasy's arcade version just to name a few. It's within the context of the latter we're given a brief update on his upcoming games. During a special livestream detailing the latest update for Dissidia Final Fantasy, Nomura said that voice recording is now in the works for "Kingdom," "Seven," and "Dissidia." While vague we can easily piece…
1 year ago.
Nomura comments on the possibility of The World Ends with You sequel, Final Fantasy VII Remake still far away
In an interview with Famitsu at E3 this week, Tetsuya Nomura discussed the possibility of a The World Ends with You sequel and also gave a minor update on Final Fantasy VII Remake. Regarding a sequel to The World Ends with You Nomura noted the game has a big following outside of Japan and acknowledges that many people - especially from overseas have requested a sequel to be created. He points out that it won't be an easy task to do, though…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake release structure compared to Final Fantasy XIII
Square Enix is busy with Final Fantasy XV to be sure. But looming in the back of the horizon following its September release, Final Fantasy VII Remake is ready to step up as the next major installment in the series. Speaking with Game Informer, producer Yoshinori Kitase shared some brief insight on the multi-game project and how they're comparing its release format to the Final Fantasy XIII series. "It will essentially be a full-scale game for each part of the multi-part…
1 year ago.
2016 will still be a year of preparations for Final Fantasy VII Remake; more surprise game reveals promised from Square Enix
Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase shared some information regarding the development of Final Fantasy VII Remake in the upcoming issue of Famitsu magazine, thanks to Hachima. "I believe that this year will still be a year of preparations for Final Fantasy VII Remake," said Kitase. "I’d like to create a new kind of value for the hardware that is the PlayStation 4 for our next announcement." Additionally, general Final Fantasy boss Shinji Hashimoto confirmed the company has various surprises for…
1 year ago.
Here's a bunch of new Final Fantasy VII Remake screenshots
Square Enix has uploaded several direct feed screenshots following Final Fantasy VII Remake's appearance in Japanese magazines and Jump Festa the past week - giving fans another look at the long awaited project. While these images aren't exactly new - they're all scenes from the newly released gameplay trailer - they do offer a closer look at the game's visuals and battle system in action. According to director Tetsuya Nomura, the quality we see here will only get better and…
1 year ago.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be fully voiced; staff discusses world map, mini-games
This week's Dengeki PlayStation has a load of new information on Final Fantasy VII Remake. Not only is the highly anticipated game across the magazine's cover but inside features a new interview with director Tetsuya Nomura and Yoshinori Kitase. The folks over at Gematsu have translated some of the key points below. Regarding Voices… Nomura: “Basically, it will be fully voiced. We still haven’t decided the voices of the characters…
1 year ago.
Jump Festa 2016: Final Fantasy VII Remake Play Arts Figures revealed
Square Enix is no stranger to bringing loads of merchandise to trade shows. With the opening of Jump Festa 2016 today, some lucky fans have caught the first glimpse of brand-new, upcoming  merchandise for the long awaited Final Fantasy VII Remake - in the form of Play Arts Figures. The two figures on display are Cloud and Barret, in their updated, modern designs as prototype displays showing off how they've already been revealed to appear in the Remake. Take a…