Square Enix has reiterated its plan to release Final Fantasy 7 Remake as an episodic title.
The publisher revealed new footage of Final Fantasy 7 Remake for the first time in three years during Sony’s recent State of Play broadcast, prompting questions over the release of the ambitious PlayStation 4 title.
The footage released yesterday shows action in and around Midgar, the setting of the opening of the 1997 Japanese role-playing epic. It shows familiar set pieces and character actions from the early part of the game, including Avalanche’s attack on a Shinra Mako reactor and Cloud’s fall into the slums.
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We also see Aeris offer Cloud a flower. In the original, the player can choose whether or not to buy a flower from the “Flower Girl”, later revealed to be Aeris. This decision impacts a dating system that plays out later in the game.
And finally, we see Final Fantasy 7 protagonist Sephiroth confront Cloud. It seems reasonable to speculate the first episode of Final Fantasy 7 Remake will take in the initial Midgar portion of the game, with subsequent episodes continuing the story outside the famous video game city.
We’ll know more in June.