Sony’s State of Play livestream ended on a high note this week, showing off a new trailer for the Final Fantasy VII Remake.
First announced at Sony’s E3 Press Conference back in 2015, Square Enix have been frustratingly quiet on the subject for quite a while now. At long last the fanbase’s patience has been rewarded and we have a new teaser trailer featuring all-new footage for us to drool over.
The trailer focuses mainly on the opening chapters of the game and the AVALANCHE Mako Reactor bombings. It features both gameplay and cinematics, and aesthetically the game looks much like it did when we last got a good look at it during PlayStation Experience 2015. Though the battle system seems to have evolved from what was shown back then, eschewing some of its similarity to Final Fantasy XV’s combat – which even though FFXV’s combat system was great, is by no means a bad thing.
The trailer ended with the promise of more information in June. Now, Sony might not be appearing at E3 this year, however they will no doubt host their own presentation via livestream much like Nintendo do. There is also the possibility that the FFVII Remake will feature in Square Enix’s own E3 Press Conference instead. We’ll just have to wait and see.
On Twitter, Game Director Tetsuya Nomura announced that “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.”
So that sounds promising. Perhaps we’ll even get a release date.