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Tetsuya Nomura Sheds More Light on the Upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake

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In this week’s issue of Famitsu, the director of the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake Tetsuya Nomura revealed some more information. For starters, the team won’t be adding any new characters to the game and that visually, they’re making them match “today’s visuals and appear closer to reality.” He also brought up the fact that this game won’t just be an HD version of Final Fantasy VII. According to Gematsu, when asked about this he said that, “Final Fantasy VII is special, and we can’t ‘exceed’ the game by simply making the graphics nicer. That’s not a thing to be excited about.”

Some fans of the original Final Fantasy VII game may be disappointed to hear that Tetsuya revealed they’re changing the game’s gameplay to “a more realistic system.” He also noted that they’re using part of the teaser trailer in the game itself, but they’ll be raising the quality “even more.”


When asked about the console that the game’s being released on, he replied, “You’ll be able to play it first on PlayStation 4, that’s for certain. We’re not thinking beyond that yet, so after that is undecided.” Does this mean a small chance that it will come to other consoles on a later date, perhaps?

Here is the full interview as translated by Gematsu:

Regarding the teaser trailer

Nomura: “We’re using part of that video in the game. We’re going to raise the quality even more.”

Regarding the choice of hardware

“You’ll be able to play it first on PlayStation 4, that’s for certain. We’re not thinking beyond that yet, so after that is undecided. Since we’re bringing out PlayStation 4 title after PlayStation 4 title, it’d be great if we can give the hardware and industry a boost.”

It’s not just an HD-ification, right?

Final Fantasy VII is special, and we can’t ‘exceed’ the game by simply making the graphics nicer. That’s not a thing to be excited about.

“Precisely because it’s a full remake, I want to challenge what’s fun and what’s possible now.”

Will the scenario change or new characters appear?

“There won’t be new characters. As for the visual taste, we’re doing them to match today’s visuals and appear closer to reality.”

Regarding the game system

“I can’t share details, but we’re changing it to a more realistic system.”

These aren’t the only details that Tetsuya Nomura has revealed about the Final Fantasy VII remakeas in an interview with Eurogamer last week, Tetsuya said that the remake will include the moment where Cloud is forced to wear a dress. 

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