Great Final Fantasy 7 Remake news! Voice actor Steve Burton has confirmed on Twitter that he will be reprising his role as Cloud Strife in the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Burton had previously voiced the spiky-haired hero in a number of projects over the years, including Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Dissidia: Final Fantasy, World of Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts. As such, it’s unsurprising that Square Enix would want to employ his talents for what is perhaps Cloud’s most significant outing to date, going from silent protagonists to outspoken hero in the upcoming remake of 1997’s seminal RPG.
“Hope you all have a great day. Flying to LA today for the @DaytimeEmmys this Sunday and a little voice over work 4 cloud-strife much luv,” wrote Burton in late April.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake release date still TBA
Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference, although we’re still no closer to finding out when the game will see the light of day. Square Enix’s recent financial broadcast confirmed that the hotly anticipated title (alongside Kingdom Hearts 3, another game that’s taking its sweet time to arrive) would arrive in ‘FY 2018 and beyond.’
The upcoming revamp of PlayStation’s most iconic RPG will be implementing a number of changes on PS4, chief among which includes a new action-based combat system and the fact the game will be split into multiple releases. We’ll also see new areas in the game that were previously untouched in the original release, while the team has also promised to flesh out other characters, including AVALANCHE trio Biggs, Wedge, and Jessie.
The original Final Fantasy 7 was released 20 years ago back in 1997 for the PSOne, having initially been planned as far back as 1994 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was a huge critical and commercial success, scooping numerous Game of the Year Awards and going on to sell over 11 million copies worldwide.