Final Fantasy VII remake launched on PlayStation
Final Fantasy fans rejoiced last night, as the Final Fantasy VII remake demo went online.
Shortly afterwards, they lamented: progress from the demo will not transfer into the full game (meaning if you want a preview of the title, you’ll have to re-play your progress when the game comes out in April).
The preview includes the first full level of Final Fantasy VII – the classic RPG that put the Final Fantasy series on the worldwide gaming map.
Players will need to infiltrate, explore, blow up and then escape from a power-plant – which sets up the rest of the game.
The preview showcases a new version of Final Fantasy’s trademark Active Time Battle combat, which blends real-time action along with special moves via the slow-motion pause menu. That makes this iteration of the 90s classic a little bit more action-packed.
There’s also a classic mode, which will turn back those combat controls into the same turn-by-turn normal style as the original.
The Final Fantasy VII Remake was due to be released today, before developers Square Enix pushed the launch date to April 10.
The game will not be a scene-by-scene remake; instead, it is an expanded take on the original. The April release – which is exclusive to PlayStation for a whole year – plans to be a multi-party collection, spanning the game’s main events and story.
You can check out the full opening sequence for the game below: