The Final Fantasy VII Remake release date is April 10, however a couple of images posted on the Final Fantasy VII Remake subreddit left fans wondering if the game has had an early release or street date break in industry parlance.
Redditor NateLo22 posted two pictures of what seem to be the Final Fantasy VII Remake in the flesh. The first one was four copies of the Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition shot from the side, with the front of the boxes omitted, all of them still sealed. This was followed up by a second picture of contents of the Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition.
Considering all we have to go by are a couple of images from one single Redditor and not retailers themselves, which usually is the case, it’s safe to say a street date break for Final Fantasy VII Remake hasn’t happened yet despite what some outlets like Eurogamer believe. While it is possible that other markets have seen an early release, there’s little to no proof to go by at the moment to label this as a street date break.
For its part, Square Enix has claimed it has no control on when the game would arrive. It made that statement before NateLo22’s post on Reddit.
Usually, street date breaks occur in markets like the UAE and Saudi Arabia often. The UAE in particular has been a hub for early release of games since the PS3 era if not longer what with the likes of God of War 3, Killzone 2, and Infamous out a week before their official launch.
This week alone we’ve seen an early release for Persona 5 Royal and Resident Evil 3 (albeit in countries like France, early stock has not landed in the Middle East yet). With most big budget releases seeing a UAE street date break first most of the time, the lack of one at this point is pretty obvious.
You see with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, stock of Final Fantasy VII Remake hasn’t made it to those markets just yet— official or otherwise. Multiple sources in that region with familiarity of the matter speaking to The Mako Reactor have confirmed this. Due to “everything being shut down” it appears that retailers and suppliers haven’t broken the Final Fantasy VII Remake release date for now.
What about the Final Fantasy VII Remake India release date?
With a 21-day lockdown in place in India, it’s unlikely that Final Fantasy VII Remake would meet its official release date in the country, let alone have an early release. The Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition is making it here as well. The Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition India price is Rs. 5,699 on specialist retailer Games The Shop which is lower than expected. It is likely priced at Rs. 5,699 and not Rs. 5,999 or higher to be competitive with the digital price on PSN which is Rs. 5,699 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition contents
- A hardback art book featuring stunning concept art.
- A Mini-Soundtrack CD.
- Summon Materia DLC allowing players to summon Cactuar in game.
- Sephiroth Steelbook Case.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake on PS4
For what it’s worth, we found the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo to be a welcome return to form for Square Enix. Hopefully the full game lives up to what that slice of gameplay had to offer.