Final Fantasy VII Remake's Tifa is Literally a Fighting Game Character

Tifa Lockheart is both a Tekken and Devil May Cry character who just so happens to be in Final Fantasy VII Remake, change my mind.

Those who have been having a blast with Final Fantasy VII Remake know what a fantastic DPS our resident monk archetype Tifa Lockheart is. But she can soar to even greater heights if the player is talented enough and willing to experiment with her very easily chained basic attacks and skills.

Twitter user SunhiLegend demonstrated an advanced combo in which (according to WarriorofZarona) is Omnistrike > Chi Trap > Dodge > Deadly Dodge > Whirling Uppercut > Overpowered > Basic Hit x 5. The timing of the moves is impeccable, not to mention the damage and stagger output is incredible:

Among plenty of those in the comments impressed with the sheer technical skill on display, others fans have been sounding off on their own combos and preferences:

There’s even a couple of people pointing out that Barret with a melee weapon is incredible (and now I need to try that out for myself):

I may have written up a pretty comprehensive beginner’s guide for players just starting out (including some handy Materia and weapon builds for Tifa), but it’s clear to me that I have plenty more to learn about Final Fantasy VII Remake. And that makes me more excited than ever to keep playing.

If you’re interested in some great fanworks check out this lovely Jessie or Tifa fanart, a nostalgic 2D pixel art version of the title’s official art, and these gorgeous pieces of Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Sephiroth. DC artist Gabriel Picolo also made a beautiful piece starring Barret, Cloud, and Tifa sharing drinks in 7th Heaven.

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 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.

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Allisa James

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

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