Square Enix confirms Final Fantasy 7 Remake for Jump Festa, new video to show ‘battles reborn’ with PS4 tech

Square Enix has confirmed that it will showcase the hotly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake at the upcoming Jump Festa event.

The publisher confirmed that the game, which will be released as a multi-part series on PlayStation 4, will appear at the Japanese event in video form, where fans will be able to enjoy "memories of scenes and battles reborn thanks to modern technology."

Jump Festa is scheduled to take place December 19-20, at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will hit PS4 before any other format, although right now the game has only formally been announced for Sony’s current-generation console. The game received its first gameplay footage over the weekend at the PlayStation Experience 2015 during Sony’s press conference, with Square Enix later confirming the remake will feature a more action-oriented combat system, albeit one that is completely different to the prequel, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. The remake will also feature additional content and areas not seen in the original version of the much-loved RPG.

Thanks to the power of PS4 hardware, Square Enix is looking to have the remake’s character models on par with that of the CG film, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. In addition, it explained that the reason behind a multi-part release is due to the fact the scale of project would mean that some parts would have to be summarised if it was launched as a single game. Final Fantasy VII Remake is being powered by the Unreal Engine 4 and is also receiving help from CyberConnect2, the same studio responsible for the highly successful Naruto franchise.

Final Fantasy VII was originally released on the PlayStation back in 1997, and can now be downloaded via the PlayStation Store for the PS4 complete with full Trophy support.