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Final Fantasy VII Remake – E3 Trailer

Final Fantasy VII took centre stage at the Square Enix E3 live event. We were treated to some in-depth gameplay plus a look at some of the special additions that will be released when the game finally arrives on 3rd March 2020.

Final Fantasy VII Trailer

I first played Final Fantasy VII on an original PlayStation sometime in 1998. I played it on a massive recliner chair and struggled through it somehow, with a lot of patience. I actually don’t remember much of it other than I loved it, so the remaster will be almost like playing the game for the first time.

Square Enix showed us the hybrid battle system that combines real-time action alongside the strategic command-based combat (that I personally don’t like, don’t hate me!). The trailer below shows the battle system so have a watch and see what you think. I do wish it was all real-time action, but I appreciate that the strategic command-based combat is a must in this remake.

Final Fantasy VII Special Editions 

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Two special editions were announced at E3. The first is the Deluxe Edition. Included in this version is a hardback art book, soundtrack, Materia DLC and a Sephiroth Steelbook case. You can get this as a digital edition too, with the artbook and soundtrack provided in digital form.

In addition to the Deluxe Edition is the 1st Class Edition. This is horrendously expensive and therefore only for the true die-hard fans of the franchise. The 1st Class Edition comes with the Carbuncle Summon Material DLC and a Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife and the Hardy Daytona box set. We have a few Play Arts Final Fantasy collectibles and while they are very cool, they aren’t worth the cost that Square Enix is asking for this special release. The 1st Class Edition costs £259.99, insane. I guess you’re paying for the limited number rather than the actual product. 

If you pre-order any version of the game, including standard, from any of the selected retailers you get the Chocobo Chick Summon Materia DLC. Also, if you pre-order a digital edition from PlayStation you get the Cloud and Sephiroth Dynamic Theme for free.

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