FFVII PS3 Pops Up In Best Buy Computer, Set For August 16?
We really hate to do this to you, but maybe it's time to stop crying and start laughing. It's just one big ongoing comedy at this point.
So Square-Enix's private party came at went without so much as a whisper about a special Final Fantasy VII-related project. The biggest news from this past weekend's festivities centered on the fact that a playable demo (so far exclusive to the PlayStation 3), would be coming with the "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete" Blu-Ray release in March of 2009. But maybe they just forgot to mention something else: here's a leaked pic from a Best Buy employee (courtesy PSU), supposedly confirming other photos on the Internet showing a release date of August 16, 2008 for Final Fantasy VII on the PS3. Now, obviously, there's no chance this is a remake or a sequel; pretty sure we would've heard about either one already. Chances are, this is just more fake garbage designed specifically to torture long-time fans.
It's just not a very good joke, considering the date is two weeks away and it happens to be a Saturday. The whole thing screams bogus, but here's a very simple theory: there has been talk about bringing FFVII to the PlayStation Store, and some rumors have said it's basically inevitable. Could we be seeing the original PS1 classic available for download on August 16? Or perhaps the 14th, when Sony normally does the Store update? Possibly. But if so, what's it doing in Best Buy's database? Would it come as a Blu-Ray release, too? That's about all we can think of; in regards to anything else, we're gonna have to rule out something earth-shattering.
8/4/2008 Ben Dutka