Square-Enix: "Big Announcement Prepared For FFVII"
The picture to the left is Sephiroth from the movie, "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children." It is not for the long-rumored PlayStation 3 remake of the PS1 RPG classic, Final Fantasy VII. But what if it was...? Yep, it's baaaaaaack!
The rumor has once again returned, thanks to translated information taken from Japanese gaming magazine, Dengeki. According to the beloved character designer for the legendary franchise, Tetsuya Nomura, "a big announcement is being prepared for Final Fantasy VII," and it has nothing to do with the scheduled release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete." The announcement won't come at E3 next week, but at Square-Enix's private party - the weirdly labeled "DKS3713" - in August. Okay, so we've heard promising stuff like this before; it gets us all worked up and hopeful, and then they reveal some PSP spin-off or something, and we're all disappointed again. So it's probably not a good idea to start believing in what many are saying is the impossible, but...we can't help but cross our fingers once more.
We had heard earlier this year that Square-Enix had more to announce regarding FFVII, but they never issued any details on the subject. Since that time, the remake rumor craze has died down, but now it's back in full force. Could this really be it? Could the remake we've all wanted for years become a reality?
7/11/2008 Ben Dutka