At a Final Fantasy VII concert, Square Enix announced the Final Fantasy VII Remake release date. The much awaited reimagining of the classic Japanese role-playing game is out on March 3, 2020. This comes after much speculation regarding the state of the project. More so when Square brought development of the game in-house after partnering with Cyber2Connect, leading many to speculate that the Final Fantasy VII Remake was in development hell. As it was announced back at E3 2015, the game is exclusive to the PS4. Though we won’t be surprised if this is a timed exclusive. You can check out the trailer below.
“Rebuilding and expanding upon the legendary RPG for today, Final Fantasy VII Remake tells the story of a world fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as mako energy,” a statement from Square Enix reads. “In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic adventures that await him.”
Expect more information around the Final Fantasy VII Remake during the Square Enix Live E3 2019 event on June 10 from 6pm PST (6:30am IST).
The Final Fantasy VII Remake may not be the only Final Fantasy game at E3 2019.
According to a serial leaker and reporter with the handle New_WabiSabi on Twitter, a remake of Square Enix’s classic PS1 JRPG is in the offing. Outside of a PC re-release a few years ago, Final Fantasy VIII hasn’t seen the same attention Square Enix has paid to other Final Fantasy games of the same era such as Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy IX, both of which have seen re-releases on the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in addition to iOS and Android variants. Safe to say, if a Final Fantasy VIII remaster was to be announced, it would be for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch at the very least.