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New Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gameplay Shows Aerith In Action

Square Enix has released a new gameplay snippet for the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake, this time showcasing one of Aerith’s attacks in action.

Those of you who played the original game may recall that Aerith was primarily a defensive character used to back up the party with powerful spells, but this new attack, called Tempest, seems to give her more of an offensive approach.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Gameplay

Check out the new Final Fantasy 7 Remake gameplay below.

Aerith joins Cloud’s party fairly early on in the game after he lands in the church in the slums. Her primary weapon in the original 1997 version is a staff, which doesn’t pack much of a punch, although her magical abilities are far beyond most of the other characters in the game.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is scheduled for release exclusively on PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. In case you haven’t been keeping up, the game covers the Midgar portion of the original game, but it’s been expanded considerably to accommodate two Blu-ray discs.

You can also expect to see more on the characters of Biggs, Wedge, and Jesse this time around.

Square Enix hasn’t specified how many parts the entire Final Fantasy 7 Remake will encompass, but it has said that development of those extra episodes will be more efficient.

Given the proximity to the PS5‘s release next holiday season, it’s pretty much all but guaranteed we’ll see future instalments (and possibly the first part) on Sony’s next-generation system. Let’s just hope it’s not another five year-wait, eh?

The original Final Fantasy 7 was released for the PSOne back in December 1997, and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Square Enix has revealed that fans of that version will be able to plump for a ‘Classic Mode‘ in the remake that mimics the turn-based battles of the original game.