Final Fantasy VII Remake Gameplay Is Absolutely Fantastic; Tifa, Sephiroth, and Tactical Mode Revealed

Final Fantasy VII

Today, during Square Enix’s E3 2019 live presentation hosted in Los Angeles, the publisher revealed another trailer of the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

We get to see the very beginning of the game, and at long last, we see the reveal of the look of Tifa, alongside Sephiroth.

We hear from Producer Yoshinori Kitase mentioning that the game will have two Blu Ray discs worth of content. The first expands on the story of Midgar and includes the content that you’d find into a full game.

After Kitase-san’s announcement, we get to see a look at gameplay, including the newly-revealed Tactical Mode that can be used when the ATB bar is full. When that is active, time slows down to a crawl so that you can select commands in classic fashion.

You can switch between characters with the press of a button, or you can assign command to them when they have full ATB bars.

If you prefer action gameplay, you can assign shortcuts to various commands and use them on the fly.

The presentation ended with a spectacular boss fight against the Scorpion Sentinel.

If you want to see more of the Final Fantasy VII remake, you can check out yesterday’s trailer, another from a few weeks ago, and a beautiful piece of concept artwork showcased with yesterday’s reveal, showing off Sephiroth.

The first episode of the remake will launch on PS4 on March 3, 2020. Pre-orders should be going online today. No other platforms have been announced so far.

You can also check out the whole presentation for a full look at all the news revealed today for Square Enix fans.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.