Showing posts with label Final Fantasy VII. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Final Fantasy VII. Show all posts

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date

In a surprise reveal, Square Enix announces official release date for upcoming PS4-exclusive Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Though developer/publisher Square Enix is scheduled to have their E3 2019 press conference very soon on June 11, game director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase decided to drop something special at Final Fantasy concert today.

Ahead of E3 event, they came bearing great news for upcoming highly-anticipated PlayStation 4 game Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is now all set to launch on March 3, 2020 and debuted a brand- new teaser trailer with new scenes.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date

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Take a look at the surprise trailer titled "A Symphonic Reunion" for FF7 Remake featuring gameplay and story footage.




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The trailer opens up with lead character Cloud Strife walks up to a reactor carrying his iconic Buster Sword on his back. A  Shinra corporation employee reports to his boss about a troublesome mercenary group who call themselves AVALANCHE.

He is then seen in gameplay action alongside members of that group and among them was Barret Wallace, fighting to destroy a Mako reactor. At one point, Could also come across a beautiful flower seller named Aerith Gainsborough.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

After being announced back at E3 2015, a series of delays have plagued FFVII Remake for long and it was revealed last year, at 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy series that developers would release the high-definition remake before 2023.

Apparently, this teaser trailer was just a tip of the iceberg of what Square Enix has in store to show for Final Fantasy VII Remake at their press event that will officially kick-off shortly and is currently set for June 10, 2019, 6 PM PT.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

PlayStation State of Play May 2019

May 2019 episode of PlayStation State of Play stream features update on anticipated new PS4 releases.

After having their first-ever State of Play broadcast stream back in March, Sony Interactive Entertainment has returned once again with its second episode to showcase announcements for some of the anticipated upcoming PlayStation titles.

Some of these upcoming PS4 games are what keeping everyone on edge of their seats. Compared to their last show, May 2019 is relatively short and straight to the point while also faring a lot better than its first episode in terms of fan-reaction.

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PlayStation State of Play May 2019

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Indulge yourself into the newest State of Play stream that comes bearing some of 2019's biggest announcements.




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Predator: Hunting Grounds | Announced




One of the deadliest creatures from sci-fi action horror genre we came across on movies was undoubtedly big-game hunting Predator that Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Dutch Schaefer has tussled with in 1987 live-action movie.

Now, developer IllFonic is teaming up with 20th Century Fox to bring back that suspense feel of the hunter, who would stalk and kill its prey in upcoming asymmetrical shooter game Predator: Hunting Grounds that will arrive on 2020 for PS4.

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MediEvil | Release Date




Back in October 2018, a PS4 remake for action-adventure hack and slash game MediEvil was announced by developer SIE Worldwide Studios and Sony has revealed its official release date to be this Halloween on October 25, 2019!

Not everyone is lucky enough to get a chance at redemption but Sir Daniel Fortesque gets his chance after death. So, he is returning in an all-new glory this year wielding his enchanted sword at his enemies to liberate Gallowmere from an undead invasion.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake | Teaser Trailer




A high-definition remake of action role-playing game Final Fantasy VII Remake is long overdue now that it was announced back in E3 2015 and developer/publisher Square Enix confirmed that it would arrive sometime before 2023.

Newest spectacular look at FFVII brings back a lot of memory and seeing Aerith and Cloud together is priceless. While teasing us with a glimpse for now, producer Yoshinori Kitase promised to reveal more in June, probably in E3 2019.

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Away: The Survival Series | Announced




Ever wondered about seeing wildlife through perspective of one of its inhabitant and experience how it is out there? Because developer/publisher Breaking Walls is offering you a chance to journey into the wild in Away: The Survival Series.

Coming soon on PlayStation 4, you will be stepping into a world full of danger and opportunity as a Sugar Glider. In your quest for survival, many dangerous creatures of animal kingdom will come cross within wilderness and would make things interesting.

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Riverbond | Gameplay Trailer




Played in dungeon-crawling style, players explore through worlds to slay monsters and collecting treasures by assuming role of a hero character. The game perfectly encapsulates 16-bit era nostalgia and nicely wraps it up with fluid graphics.

Awaiting release for this summer, shoot and slash game Riverbond is designed to experience in four player local co-op adventure and rendered in amazing voxel art style, featuring crossover skins for players from popular indie games.

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Monster Hunter: World – Iceborne | Release Date




On December 2018, developer/publisher Capcom announced a brand-new expansion Iceborne for action RPG Monster Hunter: World. This massive content update takes you into a snow-filled territory and of course explores a new story.

Gameplay reveal trailer for Iceborne offers a quick look at some of its new monsters players would be tussling with once it arrives on September 6, 2019. Fan-favorite monster Nargacuga is returning to give many hunters a tough time when they meet.

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Also, people were apparently less mad at Sony this time since last time their dislike ratio on the presentation on YouTube was double than likes for no reason that mattered and this time, that ratio has been only half of its overall like count.

What we gathered from second State of Play stream is that many are relatively happy upon receiving update on MediEvil and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Plus, many who were waiting for latest news on MHW expansion Iceborne got some more info as well.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

Timeless classic role-playing game Final Fantasy VII from Square Enix comes to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Although developer/publisher Square Enix originally intended to release their flagship role-playing title Final Fantasy VII to release on Nintendo 64 back in 1997, they ended up choosing PlayStation console for superior hardware capacity.

Obviously, it did not worked very well between them at that point but clearly, both parties were able to ease up their differences in the past 22 years as FFVII has finally landed on Nintendo Switch today along with Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy VII Out On Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

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The game was originally being developed as a 3D title during the SNES era but Square Enix had to move to PS platform due to increased storage capacity it offered and some technical boundaries they faced on Nintendo system at that time.

Afterwards, these companies have moved on with their business and both flourished in their own way. It was finally announced back in September 2018, that the iconic JRPG title would arrive on Switch and Xbox consoles at an early point this year.

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Official Twitter account of Final Fantasy game also noted that the title is currently available on Microsoft Store and Nintendo eShop, priced $15.99 only.



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FFVII is set in a world where mega-corporation Shinra Electric Power Company has rose to power and their actions were threatening all that ever existed. Resistance was soon formed by an eco-terrorist group called AVALANCHE to halt their efforts.

Playing as protagonist Cloud Strife, you are in for a classic RPG experience based on turn-based combat system and unique character customization options while you attempt to save the world from a superhuman antagonist named Sephiroth.

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Final Fantasy VII is sure to hit players with a couple of nostalgia factor that made this legendary franchise so special. Whether you are an old-school fan or a newcomer to it, you can still appreciate the game in terms of gameplay, graphics and memorable soundtracks.

Apparently, FF7 is often regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time and a currently a high-definition remake of the classic is in works for PlayStation 4 to release on a foreseeable future, which is roughly estimated anytime before 2023.

RELATED: Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

Switch and Xbox has already seen launch of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, World of Final Fantasy Maxima, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age in accords to Final Fantasy Legacy Collection announcement from last year.

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! has arrived on Nintendo handheld earlier but it skipped Microsoft console. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition and Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster are yet to see release on the above-mentioned platforms though.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Kingdom Hearts 3 Director Skeptical on Future Worldwide Releases

Following an early leak of Kingdom Hearts 3, game director Tetsuya Nomura is hesitant on future worldwide releases.

Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of upcoming Kingdom Hearts III on January 29, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from massively popular action role-playing game series Kingdom Hearts by developer/publisher Square Enix with only a few days left.

As the whole world jumping in excitement for one of the most anticipated games of 2019 to launch shortly, game director Tetsuya Nomura is currently rethinking worldwide releases for his upcoming projects in future because of an early leak of KH3.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Director Skeptical on Future Worldwide Releases

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Back in December 2018, four physical copies of KH III game got leaked online months before its launch and even though Nomura pre-conceived a contingency plan for a situation like this to prevent spoilers, it was a great disappointment for the director.

The last mainline entry into the franchise was Kingdom Hearts II, which came out on 2005 for PlayStation 2 and the studio had the fans wait for another fourteen years for a true sequel featuring Sora and friends, which is a really long time to wait for.

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If you think that was a long period of waiting then you may as well expect it be prolonged even more inn future for projects that Tetsuya Nomura will be working on, because his frustration as Kingdom Hearts series creator and director of KH3 about the situation is pretty obvious.

One of his solutions to avoid such leak ahead of time is to release the game in other regions first before eventually releasing them around the globe on a later date other than simultaneous worldwide release for the retail version at the very least.

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When it comes to game development, Nomura is quite adamant on his control over the process and he even gave Disney a condition to let him include Toy Story during initial planning phase, otherwise not willing to make KH III at all.

Luckily for him, things worked nicely for him for the project but fans now fear that the highly anticipated, upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStation 4 may not see a concurrent worldwide release or at least not for the physical version.

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Once Kingdom Hearts III is released within the next few days, Nomura would be shifting his entire focus on FFVII project but would still be attached to KH3 and he has good reasons to do that if rumors of a Nintendo Switch port of the game being in works are correct.

Now, it would be hugely upsetting for fans of the Final Fantasy role-playing game series if they are being limited to enjoy his work digitally for a certain time but we don't see anything at this moment that could make him change his mind.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy and Civilization Revolution as Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox 360.

The entire Xbox community came celebrating the fourth-annual X018 event this weekend at Mexico City and Microsoft Studios teamed up with Square Enix to announce that Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November 13.

It is time for fans of the series to rejoice in excitement as Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy has joined the library of Xbox One X enhanced backward compatibility.

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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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These three action RPG titles from "Fabula Nova Crystallis" saga with mostly positive receptions were originally released within 2009 to 2013 for Xbox 360 consoles aside from other platforms like Android, iOS, PC and PlayStation 3.

Not only are these games are being made available for Microsoft's eighth-generation home console, FFXIII Trilogy is receiving enhanced visual upgrade to be enjoyed on the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X.

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The above-mentioned titles will soon join previously announced lineup of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy Maxima as part of Final Fantasy Legacy Collection, will be releasing throughout 2019.

On another note, turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games has also received Xbox One X enhanced update. Back in April 2017, the title joined the backward catalog of games already.

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FFXIII and Civilization Revolution is Xbox One X Enhanced

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Some people may have missed their chance with these titles the first time they were launched and had no way of playing it back now without migrating back to older consoles or maybe experience it on PC if there is a version available. This is where the Xbox One backwards compatible feature comes to play.

Microsoft has done a great job amassing more than 500 titles from Xbox 360 platform and 25 of them are enhanced for Xbox One X. Another 32 original Xbox classic titles are now available to enjoy on your Xbox One devices.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

Adding a lineup of 20 classic games from 90's, Sony is bringing a miniaturized throwback as PlayStation Classic.

The pioneer to Sony's modern day console PlayStation 4, the original PlayStation was released on 1994 by Sony Computer Entertainment as a home console, which then successfully sold 100 million units worldwide.

At the comfort of their own home, people were offered to play games with 3D rendered graphics real-time and everyone just loved that idea. After nearly 25 years later, they have decided to bring back that original experience in a miniaturized version as PlayStation Classic!

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Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

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Sony has announced about the release of this re-launched console today with a short clip and showcased a few features that made the system great in the first place.




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Apparently, like the huge success of Nintendo SNES Classic have Sony following their footsteps and reintroducing their original console to market. Since they are making real smart moves almost every time when they launch something whether it's a new game or a next gen console, it is wise to at least learn from them.

Microsoft has made a revolutionary move by making popular games from Xbox 360 backward compatible for Xbox One. So, Sony might have thought of go after the step Nintendo took in this case.

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We would like to add that when it finally comes out December 3, 2018, there will be 20 pre-loaded PlayStation classic games in it to start with such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms to take you back to nostalgia lane.

Also, while they reduced the size of the console to 45% less of what it used to be, Sony kept everything else entirely the same to keep up the old vibes. Even the games on the platform will be as in their original format.

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A Reimagined Original Console

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Through some selective retailers from US and Canada, you can place your pre-order from now. Upon launch, a single unit will cost you only $99.99 and comes along with two controllers to play local multiplayer with a friend or your siblings maybe.

A USB cable as well as an HDMI cable will be included so that you can connect it to TV. Sony will announce an official lineup of games for the upcoming PlayStation Classic very soon.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

To keep you busy with the RPG action, Square Enix will release a ton of games from Final Fantasy franchise till 2019.

One of the most celebrated video game series in history where Square Enix had the privilege to be both a developer and publisher studio at the same time is definitely Final Fantasy franchise, which is of course above Tomb Raider in popularity.

However, can you really make a comparison among them in terms of popularity? I guess not. Recently, they revealed names for a bunch of games from the overall releases to be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

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Today, the company announced the news through a Tweet from their official account while detailing about the involved titles on their site and this is one giant leap for entire JRPG franchise to reach to a broader audience worldwide.

Considering the global phenomenon Nintendo's next-gen handheld Switch system has become lately and another large player base of Microsoft consoles just waiting to get immersed into FF legacy, Square Enix made the right move.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
Starting the rally off with a light-hearted approach towards the series, we are off to a path of action role-playing adventure with FFXV, which is explored in 15 chapters. Pocket Edition is a wonderful of the original that allow players to jump right into it.

The story revolves around Eos, a fictional world that is weighed down by Starscourge plague, which turns human and animal into fierce Daemons. Currently the game is available on PS4, Switch and Xbox One platforms.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima
This is a game that assembles many of the heroes from different Final Fantasy titles into a world for you to enjoy.

Players are to go on board for a magical quest throughout the land of Grymoire with lead characters Lann and Reynn. Your ultimate franchise crash course will release on November 6, 2018 for PS4, Steam, Switch and Xbox One.

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima

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Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Throughout the entire Final Fantasy series, Chocobos appear as a recurring animal and even earner their series of spin-offs.

As title suggests, you are to wander in a world full of dungeons and each of your movement affects the world around you. With a 2-player co-op mode, the game will be arriving on the winter of 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
This co-op RPG is a spin-off title of the main series and completely remastered for releasing on 2019 for both PS4 and Switch. It tells a story of a world that is doused in poisoned gas called Miasma and everyone tries to protect themselves from it using large crystals.

The newly added online multiplayer mode will allow players to team up with three more friends simultaneously. Plus, each dungeons added more areas to explore than before.

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Final Fantasy VII
Now this entry right here will have a lot of FF franchise fans jump with joy in excitement as this one has changed the concept of gaming back then. At some point within 2019, FF7 will see release on Switch and Xbox One consoles.

To stop a major eco-terrorist organization from taking control over the power sources of entire world and try to save it from a possible downfall, mercenary protagonist Cloud Strife joins a rebellion group who calls themselves AVALANCHE.

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Final Fantasy VII

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Final Fantasy IX
A bandit group called Tantalus and their member Zidane Tribal decides to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria.

Strangely enough, she also wanted out and together they attempt to stop a war between nations of Gaia in an epic medieval fantasy tale. 2019 marks the release window for the game on Switch consoles and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Instead of picking up one title, you've got to choose two completely remastered Final Fantasy game here on Switch and Xbox One. In terms of graphics, story and soundtracks, these two titles will stand out among the rest.

The first one from the two is set on the world of Spira, revolving around the journey of Tidus and Yuna to stop the threat of Sin. Then X-2 shift focus on Yuna as she becomes a Sphere Hunter from a summoner and gathers new allies to find answers to some unsolved mystery.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
What Zodiac Age does to the originally released classic version of Final Fantasy XII from 2006 is providing a more polished graphics and gameplay. In a war between the kingdom of Archadia and Rozarria, Dalmasca gets caught and being taken over by the former.

So, Princess Ashe decides to form a movement along with a young man named Vaan to free their land. As a high-definition remaster, the entire game is presented in true HD with improvements on sound and visual. This one too will see release on 2019 over Switch and Xbox One consoles.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

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Over the course of next 12 months, Square Enix intends to release the abovementioned titles on all available major platforms. So, we are covered with the iconic role-playing experience of the series till 2019 on different consoles.

For a very long time, fans have been asking for these Final Fantasy titles to release on modern day gaming platforms and the publisher have obliged to their demands eventually by encapsulating the memorable heritage of this franchise into a collection series.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

Upcoming anticipated high-definition remake of legendary JRPG title Final Fantasy VII will see release for PS4 before 2023.

Among its entire role-playing series of games, Final Fantasy VII is undoubtedly one of the most fan-favorite titles. A high-definition remake of the game for PlayStation 4 was in talks for a while from E3 2015 but then everyone went silent on it.

We do have an important update on that but just not the one that will probably make you happy. Square Enix has recently confirmed a date of release, which is before the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy series and that date is year 2023.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Comes Before 2023

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During Final Fantasy 30th anniversary exhibition in Japan, artist Tetsuya Nomura, game director Yoshinori Kitase and project leader Naoki Hamaguchi, three significant people related to Final Fantasy series were present in a panel there.

The audio translated from their conversation reveals about 2023 but it also isn't a final set date. At least, people now know that before when they cannot get it anyhow. We also learned that Biggs and Wedge will have a different redesigned look that you saw them in early trailers.

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Years before the official announcement of the remake in 2015, many gamers have been expecting an enhanced edition for some time. After releasing on 1997, it has sold over million copies worldwide and still has a solid fan base dedicated to the franchise.

When it came out, it had a great impact on players as they achieved a tectonic shift in game making and its whole franchise by replacing two-dimensional sprites with 3D polygons and it was such a revolutionary step back then.

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Those who somehow missed the official announcement for FFVII Remake can check out the trailer from PlayStation conference at E3 2015 below.




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Now waiting for upcoming Final Fantasy 35th anniversary may seem quite a stretch for many but we know that Square Enix do not hurry with any of their ambitious titles, especially when it is as iconic as the one we are talking about here.

They are aware how eagerly fans are waiting for the game to get their hands on; so they are only taking time to make sure that everything is in right order. We believe, fans can wait at least this long. Originally released on PlayStation console, Final Fantasy VII has later debuted on Android, iOS and PC.