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FFVII Remake Rumor Resurrected

It's our favorite rumor, primarily because Final Fantasy VII is one of our favorite games of all time. But after our hopes were dashed for the umpteenth time late last year when Square-Enix never got around to announcing a FFVII remake for the PS3, we basically stopped hoping. We thought all the evidence was pointing in that direction, but it just never happened.

However, 1Up is bringing this rumor back once again, and again, we're feeling that old familiar thrill of excited anticipation. It may not mean a thing, but in a recent 1Up interview conducted with Square-Enix's Hajime Tabata, he said something mighty interesting. Here's the question and answer that has resurrected the FFVII PS3 remake speculation:

1UP: Does Crisis Core mark the finale for the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII series?

Hajime Tabata: No, it does not. The Compilation's finale will take some other form.

Hmm... We thought Square-Enix had already announced all the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" titles a long time ago. Heck, all of them are already here, in fact (Dirge of Cerberus, Advent Children, Crisis Core), so what could Tabata be talking about? There's another title in this celebratory series that has yet to be revealed? Could it be...? We hate to get our hopes up yet again for something so small, but the bottom line is that Square-Enix does have another game to announce. And this game is in the FFVII universe. Damn, we can't help ourselves!

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy VII

3/21/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Minishmaru
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 11:16:08 AM
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Like i said...FFVII Remake announced at E3!!! WOOHOOO! lol jk...i just put my hopes up THAT high

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fatchad420
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 12:14:05 PM
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If they do a remake does Sony still hold the exclusive rights to the IP?

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Mystearica
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 1:00:25 PM
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Eitherway S-E will NOT confirm anything untill they are well into production... personally I do believe some remake is being done but until they are good into production they will not confirm anything

Eitherway I hope the rumor is true and I hope it's PS3 exclusive... it'll help the PS3 big time... but for some reason I see it coming on the PS3 and 360.... not the Wii though - at least when I think back to the FFVII Demo doubt they would down-size the graphics....

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 1:07:59 PM
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I agree with Mystearica

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K Phantom
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 2:35:54 PM
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I am not a fan of FF, but I'm sure u guys have lost count! what is up with FF. Is there fifty of them or two hundred? There is no way a game that releases every couple of months can still be fun!

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Minishmaru
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 2:53:41 PM

lol well...the asian population absolutely love rpgs(exceptions i'm sure)...and well FFVII just had a great combat system, story, music, characters, etc. I just can't compare anything to be ever that good unless its a remake of it

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Zapix
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 3:40:26 PM
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Anything related to a FFVII remake will have nothing to do with Sony, it's SquareEnix property, has nothing to do with Sony.

I highly don't expect a VII remake. The best they should do is make it available on the Playstation Store.

and there's hardly an FF game every few months, lol. The games never follow the same story and in most cases never even set in the same world. It's just the 'premiere' title given to the RPG games made by Square. Granted they did remake alot of the older games for the PSP.

On that note, the story following Cloud is perhaps not completely over. That or it's another case of mixed up words, but I highly doubt a remake of VII.

Sephiroth's last words in AC "I won't remain just a memory". *cough*... HINT HINT!

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Minishmaru
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 4:51:15 PM
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Also....isn't Cloud making his appearance in the new FFXIII? In that "Cloud" video?

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Ed_Wayne
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 5:12:16 PM
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No. Cloud is not in FF XIII. It said Cloud in the corner because it was a DVD from some kind of Cloud magazine or something like that. That guy in the video is a new, and as of now, unnamed character.

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Minishmaru
Saturday, March 22, 2008 @ 9:00:52 AM

sure as hell looked like him tho...wasn't he even on Fenrir? lol I guess anyone on a bike with blonde hair looks like Cloud to me XD

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Goobers
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 5:32:15 PM
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i don't know... i guess i'm in the minority of FF fans... i don't want a FFVII remake.

i enjoyed the game as is... i don't need a remake, i think that future efforts should be into something new.

on the other hand if they make a "compilation" FFVII, i wouldn't mind... something that adds something new to the game, and at the same time brings ALL the FFVII games (and animes) together into ONE singular game.

as for being PS3 exclusive, why would i want it to be that way? why would it matter? all i hope is that it'll sell, and sell WELL... thereby continuing the ever so ironic name... Final Fantasy.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 5:41:24 PM
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Even if they did remake FFVII would it honestly be good, There would be alot of changes,

It would have Voice actors for one thing, & i know i hated the Advent Children Voice Actors & im sure they'd return for the project, i bet Vincent would be more than an extra character, How would they hand the world map, just updated graphics will probably disapoint. Also the battle system people will winge if they change it or keep it the same.Also remakes tend to change events or things that happend if they change things people wont be happy, Look at the GC remake off Metal Gear Solid, they had nasty voice actors & The Cut Scenes were bombarded with silly Matrix Stunts with ruined the atomsphere completely, Also if they make the characters fly like they did in Advent Children, I'll actually burst into tears of rage.

FF7 on the PS3 is a nice dream, but i ask you, Is it practical.

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Reccaman18
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 6:18:18 PM
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K Phantom, the FF series is different with every iteration. It doesnt stay the same all the time. Every FF has a new story, new characters and a new world to explore.

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Reccaman18
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 6:18:18 PM
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K Phantom, the FF series is different with every iteration. It doesnt stay the same all the time. Every FF has a new story, new characters and a new world to explore.

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Reccaman18
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 6:18:19 PM
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K Phantom, the FF series is different with every iteration. It doesnt stay the same all the time. Every FF has a new story, new characters and a new world to explore.

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Reccaman18
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 6:18:19 PM
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K Phantom, the FF series is different with every iteration. It doesnt stay the same all the time. Every FF has a new story, new characters and a new world to explore.

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Knightedrik
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 10:37:10 PM
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I sick of being teased with this.. Gimme my damn cheeze samich already! Knowin SE it's probably a chocobo snowboarding game. We've begged and we've pleaded.. and personally im startin to be a bit offended that its not here already. I mean,.. what do they want us to do? It's sad that one of the biggest, most aclaimed company's in the world.. just simply doesnt care what their customers want.. much less demand. We ask for a remake or even a sequal for FF7.. and what do they give us? FFX-2............................sigh. Im still hoping.. and we know they have the skills. (And the money, FFXI must have made 100 billion dollars by now.) Its about time they hear the voices of 100 million people.

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Grillingrail
Sunday, March 23, 2008 @ 4:21:16 PM
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Psh, YOu wanna get your hype juices really flowing, according to Wikipedia:
This is an exerpt from an article about how the new XIII series is projected to surpass the VII series
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At E3 2006, Square Enix called the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, which at this moment includes 6 games, 1 film, 1 OVA and 2 novels, a "50 billion yen project" (roughly 420 million USD) and said it would span until the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII (2017).

Would span until it's 20th Anniversary?
Will I really have to be freaking 32 years old before I finally see a remake of this game? if so I'll be very dismayed... Here's the URL for anyone looking for the specific reference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabula_Nova_Crystallis_Final_Fantasy_XIII

For those interested here's what they had to say about the XIII project comp
In turn, they called the new Fabula Nova Crystallis project a "100 billion yen project" (roughly 840 million USD) which gives the impression that Fabula Nova Crystallis would span quite a number of years and include many more titles, possibly including films, books, anime,manga, toys, etc.

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Conqour
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 12:20:08 AM
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if anything i think they should do the ramke completely remade of course add to the story a little for the ultimate ps3 final fantasy experience and the i think a sequel should be done as well as zapix above said sephiroth's last words in AC were i will never be a memory
that is a hint to a sequel either to the movie or another game but then we think in dirge of cerberus genesis was at the end so where is our sequel for that 1???? anyways peace im outty.

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PaiNT_kinG
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 12:32:00 AM
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O_o

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WeDontThinkMuch
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 1:35:31 AM
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I do believe in a remake...but not for a year or 2. Square-Enix has promised the public other games belonging to a major series as well, Kingdom Hearts. 3 games promised from that series alone and theres still that rumored KH3. but in the remake(if there is one) they should only add better graphics and more cut scenes with voice acting. keep the battle system, i love it

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