Today Square Enix had an interesting announcement to share about the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, and specifically about a TV Commercial.
The game will receive the longest-ever TV commercial on terrestrial television (according to data by CM Research Institute), clocking at an appropriate seven minutes.
It will be be a live-action commercial aired at around midnight between November 2 and November 3 during the program NS 27-jikan Terebi ni Honno Sports Wa Tsuyo Itsu!, which runs for 27 hours from 6:30 PM Japan time to 9:54 PM Japan time the day after.
The commercial will star three popular Japanese actors, Masataka Kubota (Tokyo Ghoul S, Taira no Kiyomori, Death Note), Misato Morita (Naked Director, I Turn, Deadstock: Michi e no Chosen), and Tetsuji Tamayama (Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, Lupin III, Casshern, Rockers).
In the clip, Kubota-san will play the role of a cool salaryman who never played Final Fantasy VII, Morita-san will play a lady who has watched her brother play the game when she was a child, and Tamayama will be an enthusiastic fan. During the short story, Kubota-san will become gradually interested in the remake.
While we’ll have to wait a couple of days to watch the commercial itself, the first images have been released, and you can enjoy them below.
If you’d like to see and learn more about the game, you can check out the latest trailer, the western box art for the game, plenty of beautiful screrenshots, and recent gameplay with the reveal of the Classic Mode.
The first game of the Final Fantasy VII Remake will launch on PS4 on March 3, 2020. No other platforms have been announced so far.