Final Fantasy 7 Remake North American box art revealed

The PlayStation 4 box art for the remake mirrors the classic PlayStation artwork with a modern twist.

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Square Enix has revealed the North American box art for the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

The new packaging for Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a tribute to the classic look from the original game from the '90s, with Cloud Strife and his buster sword staring at the headquarters of Shinra. It's undoubtedly a blast of nostalgia for players who experienced the original game, and a fun nod to players who have been there since the beginning. You can see it below in all its glory. Looks like this will indeed be the final image – of course, with the "Rating Pending" badge changed over once a rating has been established. 

Final Fantasy 7 Remake official box art
Final Fantasy 7 Remake official box art

Additionally, Square Enix released a new clip of the fight with Cloud, Tifa, and Aerith fighting against the sewer monster Abzu from Tokyo Game Show 2019, which gives you a good idea of how the two female party members will fight since we've already seen Barret and Cloud fighting together. The video is in Japanese, but you don't really need to speak the language to understand the full effect of the hurt the party inflicts on this boss monster. 

Previously, I previewed Final Fantasy 7 Remake and came away pleased. Here's what I thought about the demo at E3 2019:

"Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a clear-cut example of a developer working not to make the same game over again with updated graphics and mechanics, but to expand it beyond what was previously thought possible. Speaking on the game's expanded story and features ahead of my time with the demo, producer Yoshinori Kitase noted that the game will be a fully standalone experience that will focus on the part of the story that took place in Midgar. I know from this annotated slice of gameplay that there's nothing I want to do more when 2020 begins than spend time once again in the hallowed ground of PlayStation's finest role-playing game and see where this new vision of a classic goes."

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is set to debut on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020.

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    September 24, 2019 8:55 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Final Fantasy 7 Remake North American box art revealed

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      September 24, 2019 9:12 AM

      There is also boss fight footage in this article, which is very worth your click.

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        September 24, 2019 9:51 AM

        It would be nice if you could do the battles on coop.

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        September 25, 2019 1:23 AM

        I’ve lost all hype for this game since it’s not the full game. I mean they gonna give us misgard story and then what? Wait another few years to get the entire game piecemealed to us?

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          September 25, 2019 1:27 AM

          At least they've been open about its episodic nature for years...I just have little faith on them delivering :(

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        September 25, 2019 2:01 AM

        and the soundtrack is fucking beautiful! Can't wait to listen to that too

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      September 25, 2019 2:09 AM

      producer Yoshinori Kitase noted that the game will be a fully standalone experience that will focus on the part of the story that took place in Midgar.

      so it's only like a 50th of the original game, story wise? Also, I love that they kept the original artwork for the cover. The game siked me out so much when I first got it. You see this image, you play the demo, and you get involved in the story of this massive industrial city, and you know your goal is to destroy the huge evil corporation draining the earth of its life anergy. And I remember getting to the end and getting upset at how the story was about to be over after I had put in about a dozen hours, then you have the epic chase scene out of the city and it opens up to this MASSIVE overworld map and you realize that the story is nowhere near over, and actually just beginning. One of the best video game memories of my life.

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