Square Enix unveils behind-the-scenes look at Final Fantasy VII Remake
To keep excitement high for Final Fantasy VII Remake and honor long-time fans of the franchise, Square Enix has unveiled the first in a series of new videos giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the development and creation of the highly-anticipated new version of the hit 1997 action RPG. The first episode, titled “INTRODUCTION,” can be viewed in the player below!
Bringing together interviews with the game’s creators, artists and developers, the video series gives an exclusive look at some of the secrets behind the development of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – from the game’s story, characters, combat and action to its stunning music and spectacular visual design. The first video features insight from renowned developers including producer Yoshinori Kitase, director and concept designer Tetsuya Nomura, story and scenario mind Kazushige Nojima, co-director of game design and programming Naoki Hamaguchi and co-director of scenario design Motomu Toriyama.
In 2015 it was announced that the remake of Final Fantasy VII was in development with original artist Tetsuya Nomura working as the director. The remake is expected to retell the story of the original game following fan-favorite Cloud Strife. Further details about the new game are being kept under wraps but more information will be revealed this year at E3 in June.
Final Fantasy VII was first released in 1997 and at the time of its debut became an instant fan-favorite with over a million copies sold in North America. In 2005, it was reported that the game has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide.
The game also garnered multiple awards including two Achievement awards for Console Adventure Game of the Year and Console Role Playing Game of the Year from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Electronic Gaming Monthly also awarded the game with the Readers’ Choice PlayStation Game of the Year and Readers’ Choice Role-Playing Game of the Year.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be available for the PS4 on April 10