Final Fantasy 7 Remake E3 Trailer Hides a Nostalgic Easter Egg

The original 7th Heaven gets a shoutout.

It's obvious that any remake is bound to have many clear references to the original, but one eagle-eyed fan caught a moment in the E3 2019 trailer that's specifically referencing the original PlayStation game: artwork hanging on the wall of the original 7th Heaven bar, in all its low-poly glory.

Twitter user Matt Wilson posted it early this morning, lightening up an area in the upper-right corner of the scene where Cloud and Tifa talk over drinks. The frame hanging there looks like it contains a screenshot of how 7th Heaven looked in the original game.

We freeze-framed it ourselves and found the same. It's a nice little nod to the original game, recalling that look while in the updated new bar. I wouldn't be surprised if folks find more stuff hidden in trailers to come.

Our hands-on time with Final Fantasy 7 Remake at E3 2019 was revealing, in that it seems Cloud likes to swear a lot now. All those years have changed him, I guess. The combat's also become a hybrid of sorts, somewhere between more action-packed games and the original's ATB system. Not everything can be painstakingly recreated, but I'm looking forward to busting foes' heads with Tifa's kicks and jabs in real-time.

If you want more impressions, be sure to check out this week's Axe of the Blood God, where Caty goes into detail about her impressions of the game so far.

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