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Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo is now available

Fans of Final Fantasy 7 don't have to wait long to try out the new remake thanks to a demo being released on the PlayStation Store.


A Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo has now hit the PlayStation Store. This surprise release was announced early Monday morning via a tweet from the official Final Fantasy 7 Twitter account.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo now live

Final Fantasy 7 Remake has been a long time coming. While it’s hard to believe the game is releasing next month, there are those who would do anything to get their hands on the game sooner. Thankfully, players can do just that thanks to a demo being released on the PlayStation Store.

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A Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo is bound to make a lot of players very happy!

The release of this demo was announced in a rather simple, no-fuss tweet from the official Final Fantasy 7 Twitter account. The tweet can be read below:

It’s been five years since the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced at E3, so it’s incredible that the public at large can finally get their hands on at least a snippet of the game.

This isn’t actually the first news of a demo for Final Fantasy 7. Back in January, it was discovered that some players had managed to get their hands on a demo of the game. While it is just a rumor, those that got their hands on the purported game demo suggested that there may be code indicating a PC port.

Players can now begin downloading the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo from the PlayStation Store. This should give players a delicious taste of what awaits next month. For those that are eagerly anticipating the release of a 20-something year old classic, ensuring you have enough hard drive space is going to be important given the leaked install size.

Install size and leaked demos aside, what we do know is that there is finally a demo of Final Fantasy 7 Remake waiting for you on the PlayStation Store. Get it downloaded and then peruse the Shacknews Final Fantasy 7 Remake page for more coverage!

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    March 2, 2020 12:50 AM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo is now available

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      March 2, 2020 5:23 AM

      Anyone know how long the demo is yet?

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      March 2, 2020 5:30 AM

      Progress does not carry over to the main game so I’m gonna pass. I don’t like replaying the same sections over again in a JRPG

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      March 2, 2020 5:36 AM

      I so want to play this on PC :(

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        March 2, 2020 7:26 AM

        It's coming to PC, right? I thought I heard that somewhere

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          March 2, 2020 7:32 AM

          I heard next year but not sure if it's official

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      March 2, 2020 9:51 AM

      Just played through it, super impressed so far. It's actually a lot more difficult than I thought and I need to really learn the systems better. Glad I played the demo to start getting the hang of it.

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      March 2, 2020 10:02 AM

      I'd like to know hot the combat compares to FF15

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      March 2, 2020 11:29 AM

      OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Am downloading it now on My Pro, let's GO!!!!!

      [ video : "Final Fantasy VII Remake - Demo Out Now! | PS4" ]

      Today is going to be a good day \m/ :) \m/

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      March 2, 2020 1:07 PM

      Well that was more or less everything I had hoped for. The way the game transitions you within the world between story beats and player control is essentially seamless, everything just looks pretty with you in the middle of it.

      Combat was a bit chaotic for me, maybe I'll go back and try classic mode though they imply that is essentially easy mode. I never loved FFXV's combat, while this at least feels a bit better, I'm still not really clicking with it. The 'boss' battle at the end was almost a slog but it works. There are just moments where I don't feel like I'm properly controlling the team and suddenly OH CRAP NEED TO HEAL.

      Whatever, I'm all in for the full thing. Only real unknown at this point is will they give us a properly contained story in this Episode rather than some abrupt TBC... type of ending.

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