During the recent Game Informer cover, Square Enix give clarification about Final Fantasy VII Remake episodic release. Rather then being an ‘episodic release’ like what you usually experienced in MMORPG (scenario/expansion release over time), Final Fantasy VII Remake will be divided into several full-sized game for each release in the entry.
“Can I have a Biggs & Wedge Return: Final Fantasy VII?“
The game producer Yoshinori Kitase said that they are taking Final Fantasy XIII as the model, which comprised of three games (Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Return: Final Fantasy XIII). Here is the statement:
“This re-imagined epic will be the next core Final Fantasy installment–or rather, installments.
When the project was first announced, people were confused by its multi-part nature, but the goal is to structure it more like Final Fantasy XIII than an episodic series.”
Kitase also added that they are looking for no more than the structure of Final Fantasy XIII from the game.
“It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In XIII, each installment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense.
Whereas with Final Fantasy VII Remake, we already have a preexisting story, so it wouldn’t really make sense if that isn’t encompassed in a multi-part series. So if we’re just looking at each of these parts, one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game.“
The game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, has stated previously that this game would feature ‘dramatic changes‘, and Kitase also give more statement regarding it.
“I, along with [Tetsuya] Nomura-san and [Kazushige] Nojima-san–who are involved with the remake–were also involved with the original Final Fantasy. We were the people who created it, so in that sense, we don’t think anything is untouchable. That isn’t to say we’re changing everything!“
Final Fantasy VII is one of the greatest entries in the history of Final Fantasy franchise, which was released back in 1997 for PlayStation. After rumored and speculated for many years, Square Enix finally announced the remake during the E3 2015 event.
You can watch again the reveal trailer below.
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