Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Have the Honey Bee Inn Scene, "Countless" New Events, and More
Tetsuya Nomura has officially confirmed a fan favorite scene in Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
In the latest issue of Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Final Fantasy 7 Remake revealed a solid amount of new details about the highly anticipated title. Many fans have been wondering whether or not a cross-dressing scene with Cloud will be rebuilt for the remake. Nomura-san specifically talked about that scene for a little bit and mentions that the overall design of the section will be more modern as the original layout of the location was a bit odd.
“The Honey Bee Inn cross-dressing event is still in. We’ve made it more modern. If we made the facility like we did in the original game, the physical unease would be staggering, so that was no good…”
It’ll be interesting to see how the scene is done with the updated graphics as well as the addition of voice acting. While it certainly isn’t a huge part in the original game, it’ll be funny to see it built from the ground up. In regard to that whole section of the game, Nomura-san said that there will be “countless” events to discover on top of what was in the original title.
As far as other information goes, Nomura-san talked a bit about the design of Tifa and Aerith. They wanted to give one a western style appearance and the other received a more eastern style. Since Square has already said that this first game will be covering Midgar, we probably won’t be seeing Yuffie anytime soon, unfortunately. For fans who wanted to know more about some of Tifa’s design changes Nomura-san goes into why they decided on certain clothing choices for the character:
“We wanted Tifa to have abs, so she has an athletic body type. The ethics department at Square Enix also told us that we had to tighten her chest as not to get unnatural during all the intense action. From there we got the black underwear and fitted tank top.”
He then goes into some of the new battle mechanics, talking about basically everything we already knew from Square Enix’s E3 press conference. We do learn that you’ll have to use items to restore your MP and each character in your party will have different enemy affinities. As to be expected, due to the increased size and scope of the game, there will be new enemies to take on that were not in the original title.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be launching exclusively for the PS4 on March 3, 2020. For more on the game, you can check out my behind closed doors preview from E3 2019 to see what I think so far.