'Final Fantasy VII Remake' news: Tetsuya Nomura, Yoshinori Kitase comment on progress


Square Enix recently shared new information about the much anticipated upcoming remake of the classic PlayStation title “Final Fantasy VII.” In a new interview, “Final Fantasy VII Remake” director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase talked about the game’s gameplay system, progress, and possible major announcements in the future.

In an interview over Dengeki PlayStationwith translation courtesy of Gematsuthe two brains behind the on-going remake of the hit classic game talked about their progress in the development of the remake.

“We’re at the stage where we can say we’re finally getting started,” Nomura said. “We have ideas regarding battles, too, but it will take time to drop them into the actual game.”

They also talked about how the game will be voicedalso including a fewer interesting scenes from the original version of the game.

“Basically, it will be fully voiced,” Nomura said. “We still haven’t decided the voices of the characters that weren’t in ‘Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.'”

Even the dating events in the game, of course, will be voiced. “It would be impossible not to,” Kitase said. “However, since it’s different from that time and social situation, we need to implement the reproduction of original events carefully.”

Ever since it was announced that the remake of the game will be done as a multi-part series or in an episodic format, there had been worries that it would mean that a World Map will not be present in the game, unlike in the original and in most “Final Fantasy” games. According to them, that element has not yet been decided.

“We can’t say anything yet, but we don’t plan on fussing about whether it’s a so-called open-world or sandbox,” shared Kitase. “But since Nomura is more focused on the creation of the scenery, we want to express an environment character actions affect the scenery.”

The original “Final Fantasy VII” game will mark its 20<sup>th year anniversary of release for the PlayStation console on Jan. 31, 2017. Should fans get themselves ready for a major announcement? Nomura is not sure yet.

“Personally, I’m waiting for ‘Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8’ and ‘World of Final Fantasy’ in 2016,” he said. “I think when they’re completed, I’ll be able to release new information.”

“Final Fantasy VII Remake” will release exclusively for the PlayStation 4.