Final Fantasy VII Remake Inspires Even More Gorgeous Fanart of Tifa

Twitter artist YD gave tribute to one of gaming's most famous leading ladies, Tifa Lockheart, in a gorgeous piece of Final Fantasy VII Remake fanart.

The talent just keeps on flowing as artists take to celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake with stunning pieces of fanart. This work of art, created by Twitter artist YD, showcases the lovely Tifa Lockheart in all her glory as she poses in her well known “fists clenched” look:

And here’s a full view of the fanart for your viewing pleasure:

The detail in this artwork is amazing to see up close, right down to the nicks and scratches in the metal knuckles of her trademark gloves. Her face is particularly appealing to me, with its soft yet nearly life-like features and shading. If you’re interested in more fanworks, check out this excellent and nostalgic 2D pixel art version of the title’s official art as well as these gorgeous pieces of Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Sephiroth.

Artists from other development teams have been joining in on the fun as well. In celebration of the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Bethesda Softworks and id Software recently released a special piece of artwork featuring the Doom Slayer. The artwork itself is a homage to the key art of Remake with Cloud and his Buster Sword overlooking the city of Midgar and the Shinra Electric Power Company. However, in this version it’s the Doom Slayer overlooking the depths of Hell while wielding the Crucible.

Square also has figurines currently on preorder of the main cast in their original PS1 polygon graphics.

The publisher has released the fifth and final episode of its “Inside Final Fantasy VII Remake” series, which delves into into the development team’s work on its visual effects and graphics and how the studio brought new dimensions to the iconic world of the original game and its characters.

As previously revealed, Final Fantasy VII Remake has many new elements to it and Scenarist Kazushige Nojima even explains how he rewrote Cloud for the remake. We also translated comments from Nojima about how Final Fantasy VII influenced Final Fantasy VIII. In an interview posted through Square Enix, Co-Director Naoki Hamaguchi and Producer Yoshinori Kitase talk about their reasoning behind making some bold changes for the remake of such a beloved game — namely why Sephiroth was introduced so early in the game.

We also translated the short film made to promote the remake. Square Enix, meanwhile, is currently working on the second and possibly last episode. Square Enix released a new trailer revealing the theme song of the game called Hollow, along with with many iconic moments and returning faces from the original PS1 classic. If you’re interested in how the remake plays, check out both of our previews from E3 2018, as well as my own in-depth preview of four chapters of the game. Our Features Editor also wrote about how the remake won him over as a non-Final Fantasy fan.

Square also announced the Orchestra World Tour, which will bring orchestral performances of the upcoming game’s soundtrack to cities in the US, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, and Japan. The tour will start at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on June 14th, with the tour scheduled to run through February 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Final Fantasy VII Remake finally released on April 10th after a one month delay and you can purchase the game from Amazon here. Check out our extremely comprehensive review of the title here. And my own beginner’s guide to the game is here if you’re just starting and need some help.

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Allisa James

Senior Weekend Staff Writer for DualShockers. Loves JRPGs, artbooks, and anime.

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