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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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