Originally released on the first PlayStation console in 1997, Final Fantasy VII is one of the most beloved Japanese role-playing games of all time. Players fell in love with its sweeping soundtrack and its memorable tale of an evil corporation literally sucking the lifeblood out of the planet. It was also one of the first console games to make use of the CD-ROM’s capability to show fully animated cutscenes.
Square Enix announced Final Fantasy VII Remake years ago at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). But it hadn’t shown much gameplay until today.
The new teaser trailer showed high-res cutscenes, which included fan-favorite characters Cloud, Aerith, and Sephiroth. It also provided a look at how the new combat mechanics will work. In the PlayStation game, characters took turns fighting against the enemy. In the remake, it looks like it’ll be more like Kingdom Hearts III, where you can fight in real time.
Most of the plans are already in place in the run up to launch, so please bear with us a little longer until we can release more information next month – Tetsuya Nomura #FF7R pic.twitter.com/LLMqWw8e9x
— FINAL FANTASY (@FinalFantasy) May 9, 2019
At the end of the teaser trailer, Square Enix promised more information would be coming in June (most likely at this year’s E3 show in L.A.).