News SG - New Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer Revealed at Sony’s State of Play

A detailed breakdown and analysis of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake 2019 trailer featured in Sony PlayStation's May 2019 State of Play livestream.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Aerith

New Final Fantasy 7 Remake Trailer Revealed

Square Enix released a new trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 remake during Sony PlayStation’s State of Play broadcast today. We last heard of the game at E3 2015, which is almost four years ago. The one-minute trailer featured new gameplay and story cutscenes. The latest footage of the game ended with assurance that more information will be revealed in June.

With the release of the Final Fantasy 7 remake’s latest trailer, game producer Yoshinori Kitase shared a message to fans through the PlayStation Blog:

Finally… the long awaited moment has come. Sorry to keep you all waiting so long!

We hope you enjoyed the footage shown during State of Play. It was quite short, but hopefully you enjoyed seeing Cloud and Aerith brought back to life with such realistic graphics.

And oh my god! Did you notice he was there too…?

We are preparing to release more official information in June, but we wanted to try
something new here on State of Play by showing you this special trailer as a taste of
what’s to come.

Stay tuned for more updates about the Final Fantasy VII Remake in the future!

In addition, Tetsuya Nomura, the game’s director, made an announcement on Twitter that plans are already in place leading up to the game’s launch:

Most of the plans are already in place in the run up to launch, so please bear with us a little longer until we can release more information next month

Trailer Breakdown and Analysis

Though the trailer mostly jumps back and forth between cutscenes and gameplay footage, fans can easily recognize events and locations from the original game such as Mako Reactor 1, Mako Reactor 5, and Wall Market.

Aerith at Sector 8

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Aerith
More footage of Aerith was shown in the game’s latest trailer . The video begins with her praying for a moment while selling flowers near an alley at Midgar Sector 8.

AVALANCHE’s Jessie and Biggs

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Jessie of Avalanche

The PlayStation Experience 2015 trailer had shown a close shot of only AVALANCHE’s Wedge. In the game’s latest trailer, Jessie and Biggs were shown in more detail. Jessie can be seen sending Cloud and Barret off as they head further to Mako Reactor #5 in the image above.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis -Biggs of Avalanche

Biggs’ close up was shown after the destruction of the Mako reactor. More detail can be seen on his outfit compared to the game’s 2015 trailer.

Escaping Mako Reactor #1

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Cloud in Mako Reactor #1

This particular scene has Cloud escaping Mako Reactor #1 after planting the bomb. He must head to the exit quickly before the bomb detonates.

Cloud hanging from a ledge as he escapes from the reactor is a new element introduced in the game’s remake. The original game only had him weaving through a series of passages to get out.

Winding Tunnel Battle

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Barret at Winding Station

The combat footage shown at what looks like the Winding Tunnel featured the game’s new battle system, which looks similar to Final Fantasy 15. Looking at the lower right corner of the screen, you could see Tifa’s name in the active party despite her not being visible in battle.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Cloud at Winding Station

The design of the command menu on the lower left corner of the screen is reminiscent of those found in Kingdom Hearts games. Based on the trailer, the player can assign commands to each party member. The combat footage also suggests that the player can choose to manually control any of the different characters in battle.

Mako Reactor #5 Infiltration

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Cloud, Barret, and Tifa at Mako Reactor #5

The later cutscenes showed AVALANCHE infiltrating Mako Reactor #5. The sizes of enemies seem to have been visualized well, as various fiends appear reasonably large next to human characters.

Don Corneo’s Mansion Sewers

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Aps Boss Enemy

The sewer area of Don Corneo’s mansion can also be recognized with the appearance of the Aps, the third boss  from the original game.

Sephiroth’s Appearance

Final Fantasy 7 Remake / FFVII Remake - Trailer Breakdown and Analysis - Sephiroth

The closing seconds of the trailer revealed Sephiroth, the main antagonist of the game. It is unclear if this scene stays true to the original game’s events or new content for the remake.

For more news on the Final Fantasy 7 remake, check out Samurai Gamers!

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