Ever since we discovered that Final Fantasy VII Remake can be coming in a number of components, followers have been theorizing precisely how a lot every sport will cowl. While we at all times knew that the primary sport would focus largely on Midgar, it wasn’t precisely clear the place the sport would conclude. A brand new interview with Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Co-Director Naoki Hamaguchi revealed that the Final Fantasy VII Remake ends when the social gathering escapes Midgar after a model new climax on the high of the Shinra Building that wasn’t within the unique.
In the interview, the creators talked about why they chose Midgar as the main focus for this primary sport, saying that the selection was between both reducing again on areas and scenes from the unique remake it as one full title, or going the opposite approach and increasing on areas whereas splitting the sport up into a number of components.
Essentially, to make a single launch viable the ensuing sport would have ended up being a digest of the unique story, and we didn’t assume that followers can be happy with that.
Ultimately, we determined the best choice for the venture was to go for the very best stage potential, with an expanded story. Having multiple sport within the venture allowed us to concentrate on maintaining all the things folks beloved from the unique, however go into better element and extra story depth than earlier than.
It’s right here that Kitase-san additionally confirmed the place the primary sport ends: because the social gathering escapes from Midgar.
Midgar is iconic to FINAL FANTASY VII, so we needed to begin the sport right here, and observe the story as much as the primary social gathering’s escape from the town.
The similar interview additionally revealed why Red XIII is just not a playable character on this sport, regardless of (and really, due to) becoming a member of the social gathering close to the top of the sport. He will likely be a visitor character enjoying a vital function main as much as a brand new climax within the Shinra Building on a brand new higher ground, and is anticipated to be made playable within the second half, as his character can get extra improvement main as much as Cosmo Canyon the place his story can actually open up.
However, the event staff really feel the identical approach that the followers do in relation to seeing Red XIII as an essential character, and we designed his gameplay in a particular option to offset him not being playable in battle.
I gained’t reveal precisely what that entails, as a result of I need folks to get pleasure from it after they really play the sport, however I’ll say that FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE has added a brand new higher ground to the Shinra Building to current a climax that was not within the unique.
The key to navigating this ground lies in utilizing Red XIII’s distinctive bodily talents to beat environmental obstacles. Letting the participant expertise his heroics on this approach is one thing that I’m assured will please the followers.
Keen-eyed followers might be able to deduce what that new climax is from footage seen in current trailers. While gamers didn’t really combat Jenova till they stow away on the boat to Costa del Sol within the unique sport, Final Fantasy VII Remake’s trailers appear to point out areas the place Jenova has infested the Shinra constructing and the social gathering should combat the monstrous being earlier than ever leaving Midgar. This change would definitely be a reasonably large shift from the unique and qualify as a model new climax forward of the group escaping Midgar. It additionally appears to substantiate that trailers have proven important moments main as much as the top of the sport, together with the combat with Jenova within the Shinra Building, the bike chase sequence (with the remainder of the social gathering within the blue truck), and even the free PS4 theme that exhibits the enduring shot of the social gathering standing on the fringe of the unfinished freeway literal moments earlier than departing the town.
Of course, simply because we all know how the sport will finish doesn’t imply we learn about all the things within the center. Square Enix has expanded Midgar right into a full-length RPG of its personal, giving gamers the chance to discover the town extra in-depth than ever earlier than. They just lately talked about a few of these modifications and additions, and this interview even hints at secrets and techniques and hidden bosses that ought to present some endgame content material for individuals who need extra than simply the story.
You can play the Final Fantasy VII Remake Demo now on the PS4, together with the key ending that includes a fan-favorite character. Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled to launch on April 10, 2020, nevertheless, some bodily shipments could also be delayed as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
[Source: Square Enix]