While the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was noticably quiet for a number of years, it just recently resurfaced at Sony's State of Play livestream. There's a ton to look forward to with the Final Fantasy 7 Remake for PS4, including redesigned characters and more. In this guide we'll be going over a potential Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date, all the new Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer footage we've seen, and more.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Release Date
As of right now, there's been no solid Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date. After the reval of the game at Sony's State of Play livestream in May 2019 (more on that below), director Tetsuya Nomura promised more news would be coming for the remake next month at E3 2019.
Right now, a 2019 release date for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake looks incredibly unlikely. However keep in mind that the game is being split up into multiple chapters, so the full package doesn't have to be complete when the first chapter eventually releases.
Will Final Fantasy 7 Remake be Episodic?
The simple answer to this question is yes, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be episodic. Because it's been almost four years since the game was first revealed and confirmed to be releasing in episodes, there's been some confusion about whether Square Enix still plan to release the game in chapters. When the remake was re-revealed in May 2019, Square Enix reconfirmed that Final Fantasy 7 will still be releasing in an episodic format.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Price
Considering that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is actually releasing over multiple games, the price could be interesting. Currently, we don't know if each game will retail at the full price point of $60, but it seems incredibly likely given the time and resources that Square Enix has already poured into developing the remake.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4, Platforms
At the current time, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake is for the PS4 only. There currently aren't any plans to bring the remake games to either the Xbox One or the Nintendo Switch. The remake was first revealed almost four years ago as a PS4 exclusive game, and it's stayed this way even after resurfacing.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gameplay
Cloud's back, baby! And he never looked so good. On May 9, the Final Fantasy 7 Remake resurfaced for the first time in over three years, with the trailer below. Cloud and co. are back in style, looking better than ever.
The new Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer shows off proper gameplay for the first time. We can see that the remake is switching to a more action-orientated gameplay, more akin to Final Fantasy 15 than any of the past games. We can see characters like Cloud, Aerith, Scarlet, Junon, and more in action, with new and redesigned character models.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer
The first teaser announcement for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake came almost four years ago, with Square Enix releasing the trailer below at E3 2015. The small trailer briefly showed the city of Midgar, before showing a quick shot of protagonist Cloud with his hefty sword.
The second teaser trailer, which arrived later that same year at PSX 2015, was the last time we saw any footage of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. This trailer showed off the battle system, which looks a lot more like the real-time system in Final Fantasy 15, instead of the turn-based system that was in the original game back in 1997. Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be using single character models throughout the entire game, instead of switching to different character models between combat and exploration.
We also saw brief glimpses of other characters besides Cloud for the first time, such as Aerith, Tifa, Scarlet, and Junon. These are just a few of the characters that will be accompanying Cloud in his quest to take down the evil corporation Shinra, and all of these will be brought to life by the Unreal Engine, instead of the Luminous Engine that Final Fantasy 15 used.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake News
Back in 2018, development on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was changed to be entirely in-house. Tetsuya Nomura, director of Kingdom Hearts 3, is now giving his full attention to the remake after the latter game shipped in early 2019.
As of right now, this is all the information you need to know about the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. As soon as as any new information is released about the remake, especially over the course of E3 2019, we'll update this page straight away.