Final Fantasy 7 Remake ‘bringing dramatic changes’ to combat, but will still be ‘recognisable’

The upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStation 4 will bring ‘dramatic changes’ to the table, Square Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura has revealed.

The comments come during a chat with the latest issue of OPM UK, where Nomura-san was quizzed on various aspects regarding the highly anticipated JRPG remake. 

Under a section titled ‘on changes to the combat system,’ Nomura-san had the following to say:

"We are bringing dramatic changes to the Final Fantasy VII Remake so we’re hoping that you’ll look forward to additional information that we’ll be able to release when the time comes. And of course, that being said we want to clarify: we’re not going to be changing it into a shooter or something like that. We are going to be bringing dramatic changes, but we want to make sure it’s still recognisable."

Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced at E3 2015 during Sony’s press conference, where it was confirmed the game will launch first on PS4.

No release date has been announced as of yet, although considering the original game celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017, we may see it released to coincide with that milestone.

Nomura-san previously admitted he was ‘surprised‘ to learn that he’s directing the game, and recently revealed how the project came to be.

Source: OPM UK Issue 113 (September 2015)