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Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Releases Special End of the Year Message to Fans

Final Fantasy VII Remake producer stated that "the new world of FFVII has only just begun" in his special end of the year message.

December 26, 2020

Famitsu recently published a collection of special end of the year creator aspirations for 2021 from 110 developers, including one from Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Yoshinori Kitase (translation by Audrey):

In his special message to fans he mentions that “the new world of FFVII has only just begun” and the developers are progressing smoothly with development. He also implores fans to “please wait a bit longer for more details.” Hopefully that means some brand new announcements are forthcoming next year.

The same Yoshinori Kitase appeared with Cloud’s Buster Sword when Final Fantasy VII Remake won its Grand Award at the PlayStation Partner Awards 2020 Japan Asia. Square Enix also announced Remake has shipped over five million copies worldwide, digitally and physically. The game is also now the highest selling digital game Square Enix ever developed on a PlayStation platform. In other news, both Aerith and Sephiroth’s mocap actors recently completed a four hour long session together.

As revealed by the official Square Enix music account Final Fantasy VII Remake OST Plus launched December 23rd in Japan. You can preorder the OST here. And for more goodies, a new guidebook was launched in Japan, titled the Final Fantasy VII Remake Material Ultimania. The book was released on October 29th, and includes artwork, CG artwork, planning documents, storyboards, liner notes for the music, interviews with the voice actors, and more.

The director of Remake Tetsuya Nomura was the one to propose the original Final Fantasy VII’s most shocking moment. 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 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.

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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. I wrote a pretty comprehensive beginner’s guide for players just starting out (including some handy Materia and weapon builds for Tifa) but you can also check out this incredibly intricate and damaging combo to see why proper character builds matter in Remake.

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