Yes, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Still Episodic

Yes, Final Fantasy 7 Remake is Still Episodic

The waiting is part of the deal.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake just got its first trailer in literal years. Because it's been so long since the actual reveal, there are questions about how much the project has changed in the interim. As far as release goes, not much as Square Enix has reconfirmed that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released episodically.

According to a translation of the official Final Fantasy 7 Remake press release that was released after yesterday's State of Play trailer, Final Fantasy 7 will still be split into parts (thanks, Siliconera). That means that you won't be able to just dive right in and play the full Final Fantasy 7 Remake experience in one sitting when it releases for the first time.

Square Enix announced the episodic structure for Final Fantasy 7 Remake back when it was announced at E3 2015. It's not clear how long each individual part is, but Square Enix told Game Informer back in 2016 that players should think of the parts as full games, not small hourly chunks like some episodic releases.

The Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer released during yesterday's State of Play livestream felt similar to the trailer released back in 2015. But there are some interesting new details, including a better look at the combat, and the presentation of classic characters like Cloud and Aerith.

Square Enix is teasing more Final Fantasy 7 Remake at this year's E3. In the meantime, check out our Final Fantasy 7 Remake guide for more of our coverage, and our Final Fantasy 7 Remake reactions coming later today.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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