Final Fantasy VII: A Symphonic Reunion played to a packed audience yesterday, bringing the musical themes and melodies of the classic PlayStation One title to life. However, attendees got a bit more than they bargained for when Tetsuya Nomura, the director of both the Kingdom Hearts franchise and the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, took the stage along with the game's producer, Yoshinori Kitase.
Ahead of the upcoming Square Enix press conference for E3, the duo announced the official release date for the PS4 worldwide release of the long anticipated remake: March 3, 2020.
Along with this news, they introduced a short clip of both gameplay footage and in-game cinematics that had never been seen before. They also revealed a piece of key art for the game's antagonist, Sephiroth. In the image, Sephiroth stands atop a pillar of rumble as the decimated city of Midgar burns behind him.
As if that wasn't enough, more information is supposed to be coming later today at the Square Enix media event. If the release date and a new trailer aren't everything that Square Enix has in store, there must be some truly intriguing nuggets of information still to come. Perhaps they are related to how the game's episodic releases will be structured? With all of the development trouble Final Fantasy VII Remake has gone through, it would hardly be surprising if Square Enix announced that one of their most anticipated titles will be undergoing some dramatic last minute transformations.
Square Enix will be holding its press event later today at 6pm PDT, so we will learn more then. Until it starts, though, it's always fun to speculate! What do you think Square still has left to reveal about Final Fantasy VII Remake?
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Edited by Jack Gardner