The Final Fantasy VII Remake producer stated that “the new world of FFVII has just begun” in his special end-of-the-year message.
Famitsu recently released a special collection of year-end creator aspirations for 2021 from 110 developers, including one from Final Fantasy VII remake producer Yoshinori Kitase (Audrey translation):
Yoshinori Kitase also has a comment in the Famitsu special 110 creator aspirations for 2021 interview.
He mentions “the new world of FF7 has only just begun” and they are progressing smoothly with development. He says to wait a bit longer for new info.
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— ☆ Audrey ☆ (@aitaikimochi) December 26, 2020
In his special message to fans, he mentions that “the new world of FFVII has just begun” and the developers are progressing smoothly with development. He also implores fans to “wait a bit longer for more details.” Hopefully that means some new announcements will be made next year.
Yoshinori Kitase himself appeared with Cloud’s Buster Sword when Final Fantasy VII Remake won its Grand Prize at the PlayStation Partner Awards 2020 Japan Asia. Square Enix also announced that Remake has shipped more than five million copies worldwide, both digitally and physically. The game is also now the best-selling digital game Square Enix has ever developed on a PlayStation platform. In other news, both Aerith and the Sephiroth mocap actors recently completed a four-hour session together.
As revealed by the official Square Enix music account, Final Fantasy VII Remake OST Plus was released on December 23 in Japan. You can book the OST here. And for more goodies, a new guide was released in Japan, titled Final Fantasy VII Remake Material Ultimania. The book was released on October 29 and includes illustrations, computer-generated illustrations, planning documents, storyboards, music notes, interviews with voice actors, and more.
Remake director Tetsuya Nomura was the one who came up with the most shocking moment from the original Final Fantasy VII. As previously revealed, Final Fantasy VII Remake has a lot of new elements and Scenarist Kazushige Nojima even explains how he rewrote Cloud for the remake. We also translated comments from Nojima on how Final Fantasy VII influenced Final Fantasy VIII. In an interview posted via Square Enix, co-director Naoki Hamaguchi and Kitase talk about their reasoning behind making some bold changes to the remake of such a beloved game, namely why Sephiroth was introduced so early in the game. We also translated the short film made to promote the remake. Meanwhile, Square Enix is currently working on the second and possibly the last episode.
Final Fantasy VII Remake finally released on April 10 after a month of delay and you can purchase the game on Amazon here. Check out our extremely comprehensive review of the title here. I wrote a pretty comprehensive beginner’s guide for players just starting out (including some useful Materia and Weapon builds for Tifa), but you can also check out this incredibly intricate and damaging combination to see why proper character builds are important in Remake.
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