E3 2015: Final Fantasy 7 Remake announced [update: trailer added!]

Tonight at Sony's press conference, the company announced a full remake of Final Fantasy 7.

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Tonight at Sony's press conference, the company announced a full remake of Final Fantasy 7, appropriate called "Final Fantasy VII Remake." It will be available first on PlayStation 4. The announcement was accompanied by a cinematic trailer, which you can check out below.

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    June 15, 2015 6:51 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, E3 2015: Final Fantasy 7 Remake announced

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      June 15, 2015 6:56 PM

      Oh my god, I think this announcement actually broke GAF.

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        June 15, 2015 7:00 PM

        Close, it was the shenmue 3 announcement. The internet wasn't meant to contain both announcements so close together.

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        June 15, 2015 7:44 PM

        LOL! 503 service unavailable

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      June 15, 2015 7:01 PM

      Man I really hope they restructure a lot in this game because it is not going to hold up well for a lot of people.

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        June 15, 2015 7:58 PM

        I hope you are wrong but I feel the same. Looking back with rose colored glasses at nostalgia from 20 years ago... It might not hold up this time.

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        June 15, 2015 8:56 PM

        i dont know about that, ive been watching speedruns of this game, materia system is still the king. still lots of fun mechanics in there

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      June 15, 2015 7:40 PM

      This was the one thing that could have surprised me and probably the one game I am most excited about.

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      June 15, 2015 7:52 PM

      The voice acting will either make or break this one. The cutesy character models and expressions were part of its charm. Those will be gone with a graphics overhaul so those expressions will be in the hands of the voice actors... unless they stick with the original design of no voice acting which would be interesting but kill their sales from younger players.

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        June 15, 2015 8:01 PM

        So true, that kills most JRPGs nowadays

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        June 15, 2015 8:44 PM

        If the American release has an option for Japanese voice acting with captions I will be locked in

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        June 16, 2015 7:35 AM

        They are doing a remake.

        I am sure there will be full voice acting, and turn based will be gone. I have no idea if the combat will be more like 12/13 or 15. I think their best bet would be 12's style. Also, I'm pretty sure the overworld will be gone as well.

        I think the mini games will likely stay. They have a lot of issues with trying to balance this as a AAA title that can please the mass market and please older fans of the game. There's further questions of what extra story elements they will include, and what they will exclude (honeybee inn?)

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          June 16, 2015 7:36 AM

          I guess you could argue 12 is still 'turn based' but i guess it's less turn based than vii is.

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          June 16, 2015 10:20 AM

          They can make fancy graphics all they want. But every gameplay chane they make is going to be picked appart by people. Even taking away turn based would fundementally change the mechanics and leveling system of the game.

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            June 16, 2015 11:54 AM

            yah i hope they don't rework the entire game... I just want a HD version of FF7!

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          June 16, 2015 1:06 PM

          I'm pretty sure the overworld will be gone as well.

          That would be a terrible decision if so.

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        June 16, 2015 8:28 AM

        Very true. And if the Advent Children movie gives us any clue towards the narrative style, then the dialogue/cutscenes will be unbearable

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      June 15, 2015 7:53 PM

      ALL OVER MY FACE. ALL OVER IT.

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      June 15, 2015 7:53 PM

      I'm a little bit worried that they're going full on remake. The best way to do this would be lighter touch, similar to how ff4 was done.

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      June 15, 2015 7:54 PM

      Cup filled, 6 to midnight, other expressions of excited surprise, and suddenly so glad I have that PS4. Hooooly shit I am way too excited about this!

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      June 15, 2015 8:12 PM

      I can't decide how I feel about this. I'd be okay to get away from squaty characters. But, that was also part of the charm. Also, there's been debate and argument about the background. Are they really going to redraw and re-render all the cut scenes? That' the only way this is even worth talking about. But, I can't find any kind of details. The trailer doesn't really tell us much.

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        June 15, 2015 8:22 PM

        as they said Remake I kinda get the feeling it will be a completely fully 3D? Will have to wait to see actual gameplay though, not a CG cutscene.

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        June 15, 2015 8:25 PM

        They'll have to redo literally everything. It's the only way it'll work.

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      June 15, 2015 8:23 PM

      YES YES YES
      Fuck yeeeeeaaahh!

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      June 15, 2015 8:27 PM

      LOST MY SHIT!!!!

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        June 15, 2015 8:37 PM

        So did I!!!! oh wait what is this brown stuff in my pants! Dang you playstation, to much awesome too fast!

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      June 15, 2015 9:04 PM

      Man, I dunno, all these resources to remake a game that still holds up OK.

      On the other hand, Square's ambitions were clearly beyond the PS1 at the time, so maybe this will be the game they always wanted to make.

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      June 15, 2015 9:06 PM

      cross dressing cloud should be interesting in high res

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      June 15, 2015 11:24 PM

      lol i love watching the reaction videos where people go apeshit

      check out this one at a florida movie theater
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieB51rHpQ4Q#t=3m

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        June 16, 2015 12:10 PM

        The massive outpouring of emotion is truly arresting. That so much feeling can pour out of people over a game just shows what an incredibly powerful medium it is.

        In some way, this Sony presser is a watershed moment in the history of human creativity and entertainment for me - the point where it's beyond a shadow of a doubt that enormous human effort is going to be expended going forward as far into the future as one would like to think, in service of bringing more and more verisimilitude in interactive entertainment to the public. I won't be around to see it, but there will be a day when all other media will be eclipsed by what we call games today. Books, paintings, movies will all seem as archaic as Babylonian bronze statues of gods are to us today.

        It's fascinating to be living in this juncture where everything else stopped mattering as much as interactive games.

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      June 15, 2015 11:56 PM

      Aeris dying again but in HD...... Damn you Seph.

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      June 16, 2015 12:59 AM

      Maybe this time around, I'll finally breed that last chocobo.

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        June 16, 2015 11:57 AM

        I did, but I always used a guide, what a stupidly archaic minigame. then again, the gold chocobo was only really good for getting one thing, and that one thing pretty much took all challenge out of the endgame.

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      June 16, 2015 1:39 AM

      So are they still doing the PC version release to PS4 that they announced previously?

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      June 16, 2015 1:43 AM

      Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!

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      June 16, 2015 3:53 AM

      VAGRANT STORY NEXT PLEASE.

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      June 16, 2015 5:53 AM

      I don't like much and my expressions are really monotone, but my family was frightened when they saw my grill as I saw this announcement. Not only was I smiling (which hurt my face), but I stood up and clapped and asked them to do the same, which they did (although they didn't know why). LOL!
      I just really want to pre-order the super, mega, collectors, deluxe, hush edition right now!

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      June 16, 2015 6:01 AM

      Probably still 2+ years away but AWESOME!!

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      June 16, 2015 6:54 AM

      This is like HL3 being announced.

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      June 16, 2015 12:00 PM

      Hard to tell anything about it yet, but at least it looks like cloud has his regular buster sword, and not that godawful stupid transforming one from advent children.

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      June 16, 2015 12:01 PM

      Well holy fucking shit