Tetsuya Nomura Wants to Release Final Fantasy 7 Remake Sequel ASAP Without Quality Drops

Final Fantasy 7 Remake part 2 will be better than the first one and release as soon as possible according to Tetsuya Nomura in a new Famitsu interview.

July 21, 2020

This week’s issue of Famitsu (officially titled Weekly Famitsu Magazine August 6, 2020 issue) included a brand new interview with Final Fantasy 7 Remake Director Tetsuya Nomura. The magazine released on July 22 this week, with the usual magazine leaks being one day earlier as well. As July 23 is a holiday in Japan. Tetsuya Nomura most notably spoke about the next game in the FF7R project. Note that this article might contain spoilers.

Tetsuya Nomura knows Square Enix needs to release the sequel as fast as possible, and that’s the plan. Simultaneously, Nomura is also the one deciding whether the game is good enough or not to release and won’t make compromises. He actually wants the sequel to be even better than the first game, and asked fans to wait just a little bit more.


Nomura also said that when the next Final Fantasy 7 Remake game gets announced, he believes Square Enix will be able to make its future plans clear. Hinting that we’ll know at that point if it’ll be the final game or if a third game will be coming. Square Enix already started working on the sequel(s) for a long while now. We don’t know exactly when but as early as June 2019 is certain.

Famitsu magazine also polled its readers on themes such as favorite characters and scenes. Commenting on the results, Tetsuya Nomura didn’t imagine Jessie would be this popular in the Remake. Tetsuya Nomura also mentioned the Cloud massage scene and how sticking with “massage” was their only choice to avoid being too sexually suggestive when it comes to Wall Market. Overall they didn’t make the game too sexually suggestive to avoid pushing up the rating.  This is so as many people as possible can play it. Nomura explained that long ago (that interview which got misinterpreted as “Nooooo Tifa’s boobs got censored baaaaw” by certain Gamers TM).

Lastly, Nomura mentioned in the interview how Cloud could start seeing the Whispers when he first met Aerith. But he can’t tell us yet when Aerith herself started being able to see them. Hinting that it’s spoilers for what comes next.

Be sure to check out our review if you haven’t yet. As Famitsu is now available digitally, we’ll be covering more details in the next few hours if time permits.

Personally, my own guess would be the sequel launching early in 2022. I’m pretty sure the game won’t be titled “Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2″ either and include some kind of subtitle instead. Hence why I always disagreed with the argument of how the title “Final Fantasy 7 Remake” for the first game is misleading or should have included “part 1” because it’s not the “full” story. There are tons of Japanese games who don’t tell their full stories and yet aren’t titled “part 1”, “part 2” etc. But anyway I digress.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is available on PS4. The game should be announced to PC and maybe other platforms when its PS4 exclusivity deal ends in April 2021.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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