'Final Fantasy VII' remake updates: Production started, game will be 'fully-voiced'

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Around summer this year, it was revealed that “Final Fantasy VII” will get a remake, but no other details have been said about it. However, new information is surfacing now, after Gematsu translated an interview featuting the game’s director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase.

Kitase revealed that the team is already starting to work on the remake of “Final Fantasy VII.” He said, “We’re at the stage where we can say we’re finally getting started. We have ideas regarding battles, too, but it will take time to drop them into the actual game.”

On the other hand, Nomura talked about the voices, sharing that the game will “be fully voiced.” However, they have not “decided the voices of the characters that weren’t in ‘Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.'” Kitase added that this making it “fully-voiced” is necessary, but still needs to be planned out and executed very carefully.

Meanwhile, although they were cautious in revealing details that are still on the brainstorming stage, Kitase shared that the game format will be taking place in an “environment character actions affect the scenery.” Aside from this, they are tentative in terms of putting mini-games that will not be necessary, but assured that they are also devising a plan on how to infuse mini-games that will both be essential and “favorable” to the players.

The same interview also highlighted that it will be the game’s 20<sup>th anniversary in 2017, which makes it a perfect timing to release the “Final Fantasy VII” remake. However, they did not commit to the timing and Nomura revealed that he is still waiting for the release of “Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8” and “World of Final Fantasy” next year before they can confirm anything about it.

Once launched, the remake of the game will first be available for the PlayStation 4, followed by an Xbox version. They may also make the revised version compatible for the upcoming console from Nintendo, the Nintendo NX, which is rumored to come in 2016.