Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy 7 Remake will not be bringing along any characters introduced in the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7.
For those who are out of the loop, the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 came some years after the launch of the original 1997 version of the JRPG, and saw various spin-off titles and a CG movie to expand in universe of the much-loved title.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Won’t Feature Compilation Characters
Speaking with Famitsu magazine (via GamingBolt), Tetsuya Nomura revealed that some of the elements in the Compilation of Final Fantasy 7 will be touched on the remake, but don’t expect anything more than that.
No characters from it appear in this game, but certain elements from it are touched upon in a certain way. Moreover, it’s not part of Compilation of Final Fantasy 7, but there are character(s) from Nojima’s sidestory novel Final Fantasy 7 The Kids Are Alright who appear in the game.
Interestingly enough, one of the entries in the Compilation, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, was seen as the benchmark while developing Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Square Enix revealed earlier this week that Final Fantasy 7 Remake had gone gold, meaning there will be no more delays ahead of its April 10 release date. We went hands-on with the game for around three hours, so be sure to read our thoughts here.
There’s also a playable demo of Final Fantasy 7 Remake out now, so go grab it.
Despite the game getting delayed from its original March 3 date, Square Enix has assured fans that this won’t impact the launching time for the second part of Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
Here’s the official blurb on Final Fantasy 7 Remake:
Mako─the lifeblood of the planet and the fuel that powers the city of Midgar…
By exploiting this resource through their Mako Reactors, the Shinra Electric Power Company has all but seized control of the entire world. A ragtag group of idealists, known as Avalanche, are one of the last bastions of resistance.