Famitsu hints at Final Fantasy VII remake
- Posted September 19th, 2007 at 04:00 EDT by
- 37 Comments
The hype train has now reached full speed with the latest issue of Famitsu, a popular Japanese gaming magazine, hinting at a possible Final Fantasy VII remake.
From the translation, Famitsu states, "A third party game that will save the PlayStation 3 in Japan is to be announced tomorrow."
With all the recent rumors hitting the net lately, we can only assume they are talking about Square Enix and Final Fantasy VII (Whether or not the speculated Endless Crisis: Final Fantasy VII reported yesterday is a separate project or not is unknown, though it may simply just be the full title for a proposed remake)
Also, according to rumor, the Square Enix-developed project is being fully funded by Sony Computer Entertainment.
So keep your eyes and your ears peeled at the Tokyo Game Show is about to begin. Stay tuned to PSU for all your Tokyo Game Show updates.
Source: Famitsu Magazine
- 11:07pm EDT - September 18th, 2007
First! I sure hope it's a Final Fantasy VII remake. :D But a Final Fantasy VII remake wouldn't just save the PS3 in Japan.... Something doesn't smell right.
- 11:12pm EDT - September 18th, 2007
Sony is fully funding this project!!!! Awesome its about time they started taking charge, Micorsoft has been paying developers under the table for exclusivity. I am happy that Sony is taking charge.
- 11:32pm EDT - September 18th, 2007
That's a good point, Egyptology. Perhaps the reason Sony is funding this project fully is because it's the Final Fantasy VII remake and they know it'll draw in a ton of consumers. I'm too excited right now. T.T
- 11:54pm EDT - September 18th, 2007
Could be VII as I do believe they helped publish the PS1 version of the game so they do hold some rights to it.
- 12:08am EDT - September 19th, 2007
I'll bet its actually Dragon Quest 10, if it is from Square-Enix.
- 12:17am EDT - September 19th, 2007
cant wait for this one...i sure hope its 7 though!!!
- 12:41am EDT - September 19th, 2007
yes in ur face xbox :p
- 1:05am EDT - September 19th, 2007
good chance that it is FFVII, but it could also be Beautiful Katamari, coz te japanese go crazy for tht game an remember they said it wasn't gonna come out on ps3!
- 3:00am EDT - September 19th, 2007
psn id: gingo... wow this would be huge for playstation in japan if this came true i could see quite a few units being sold it this was made
- 4:59am EDT - September 19th, 2007
WoW?? lol, i don't know. But i just don't get Final Fantasy... i don't understand why everybody so much wants a remake of a game... Why not a sequel with all the features, a new story plus more!?
- 5:12am EDT - September 19th, 2007
Most people want a remake of FFVII not only because it is one of the best console RPGs of all time, but the original was riddled with translation errors and was widely thought to be incomplete. A remake would correct these glaring problems, and being able to play through the experience again but in next gen graphics would be increadible. I'm sure they'll add new features, but if they do remake it I hope they leave the Materia system in tact instead of going to one of their more modern sphere grids. Also, hopefully you'll be able to bring Aerith back toward the end of the game as was originally planned.
- 5:26am EDT - September 19th, 2007
I hope the remake's fighting system is similar to kingdom hearts or like the fighting system in ultimate allaince but with out the top veiw maybe lower like a third person look and the ability to change between charaters in a battle like in ultimate allaince. so i guess what i'm saying is give me an Action RPG OK. psn id: MUSTANG750R
- 5:46am EDT - September 19th, 2007
Fully funded by Sony computer entertainment = FFvii *lets all hope please* if anything everyone wants it.
- 6:00am EDT - September 19th, 2007
Square-Enix funded by SCEA .. sounds like how the original Legend of Dragoon was pitched
- 6:04am EDT - September 19th, 2007
I can see this being a big deal for SOME folks, but there are endless games that could be remade and actually sold in stores, if not just the PSN. Where is MGS for PSone? anyone?
- 7:01am EDT - September 19th, 2007
It'll be the remake announced or another FF 7 related game.
- 7:44am EDT - September 19th, 2007
Please bring us FFVII..
- 9:52am EDT - September 19th, 2007
if its ff7 the war is over. we won
- 10:20am EDT - September 19th, 2007
Damn I hope it's what we all want. A FF7 remake would bring tears to my eyes. I just started playing the original again actually. I'm looking at it and saying, "What if that was on PS3?"
- 10:24am EDT - September 19th, 2007
Look at the tense though... "Save PS3 in Japan"? FFVII would'nt SAVE PS3 for Japan... I've always heard that the big Hoorah over a remake has been coming out of the US and Europe... just a thoug, cause I don't wanna get my hopes up.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!