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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

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Loogs
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:22:19 AM
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Hmm, I don't think Square-Enix is THIS good at keeping secrets...

Could be anything, we'll have to wait and see.

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QuasarSquirrel
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:27:49 AM
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Would have to wonder why Best Buy would advertise something for the PSN store though. If there is a FFVII game released on Aug 16 I think the earths crust may crack.

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freak27
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 12:24:30 PM
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IMPORTANT!
It says release date is subject to change...
Montana is already scheduled for 5 August instead of 8 that says there......

So maybe FF7 appear on 25 After Leipzig Games
or After TGS......

What u think?

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Loogs
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 12:43:41 PM

I don't think it matters. I really believe this is a near-impossible feat. Supposing it's on PS3, it's obviously got to be shipped from Square-Enix to retail stores. One way or another, an employee, manager, supervisor, whatever in retail is bound to open up a shipment box and prepare it to be stocked. I work in retail and we generally receive games anywhere from 4-5 days to even 2 weeks before "street date". If it's going to be sold on the 16th (and it's a real game), I'm sure hundreds or thousands of retail employees would have already seen the case art and the game itself (or will see it soon).

Right about now marks 2 weeks before this street date, so I'm going to keep my eyes peeled on every shipment my company gets. They might be doing the Harry Potter "black-box" deal, who knows! Could be a Best Buy exclusive. That way, Square-Enix has to only deal with one chain and one set of rules. But, now seeing this leak, if that were the case, executives would be raging over at Square-Enix lmao!

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aaronisbla
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 12:28:39 PM
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i think SE dropped the damn ball on this "exciting" news. Way to go SE...

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Odd Child
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 12:31:15 PM
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Looks like a different sized font than the others. :-\

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Loogs
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 12:44:58 PM

Nice catch!

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rdaug27
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 1:01:28 PM
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I like the Registered Trademark logo too lol. Oh they're gonna put that by FF and not by Madden? I still think the "big" announcement is that its coming to the PSstore, and probably Live store, especially seeing how SE is lovin Microsoft these days.

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Xanavi23
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 2:12:35 PM
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Man, whatever Best Buy is smoking, i gotta get my hands on some of that.

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Deleted User
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 2:41:08 PM
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lol its obviously not true, or... that FFVII Tech demo was really what they have been working on for PS3 seening how its been 2 years and square hasn't released one game for the PS3! If that was the case it would make up for all the bad moves SE has been making!

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Deleted User
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 2:44:29 PM
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I still have my PS1 FFVII

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Xanavi23
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 4:11:58 PM

Yea man thats a smart choice...i no longer think FFVII is coming out any time soon(2-3 years at least) so i plan on copping a copy of that too soon.

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 2:54:14 PM
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Oh for the love of god Squeenix! Just put us out of our miseries and say its coming as a f'n exclusive to the 360!!! At this point I don't care!!! its too much for 1 person to stand!!! Make up a f'n date, coming in January 2035 because your kitten told you so in a dream, I don't care!!! ::slap:: ....sorry...i'm just a bit...vulnerable with FFVII news/rumors/etc

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Xanavi23
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 7:18:40 PM

Don't be sorry, while i hold no ill will on PSXexxxtreme for their april fools prank...that still left me with a bad taste in my mouth. IF it comes out ill buy it, but until then i have virtually no interest in any news related to FFVII.

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shindelion
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 4:22:45 PM
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it's pure BS fake ichs!

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jelac07
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 8:37:35 PM
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I want to believe this so bad, it's ridiculous. My mind keeps finding reasons why this is real.. people say the font is smaller... well, the font is smaller on Madden, than on Hannah... which would happen if the picture was taken on a down angle.... but bah! who am I foolin'! If it comes, it comes... till then I have my PS1 version...

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The_Chimeran
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:14:03 PM
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i'm gonna have to agree with aaron on this one, i'm just so friggin dissapointed at SE. I thought that they were gonna give favor to sony at the event and though they did show love to the psp, i was looking more at the ps3. And really though i wanted ff7 in some way on the consoles i was looking forward to any rpg coming to the ps3 other than ff. But hey ff:dissidia, birth by sleep, and third birthday all look promising.

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AntDC
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:20:48 PM
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Theres no reason why Best Buy would advertise FFVII if it was a PSN Store download, Best Buy would make no money off it. Haha wouldn't it be a sick twist if the FFXIII we've been seeing trailers for is actually FFVII in disguise and the guy on the motorbike is Cloud... and it's a PS3 exclusive. But in all seriousness that's never gonna happen and they would of released something about it in their own conference surely.

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Reccaman18
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:47:16 PM
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Im gonna venture a guess, and say its only a typo. I saw in Game Stops list of titles upcoming for all platforms, and couldnt help but notice that Kill Zone 2 was scheduled to release on the Wii. What kind of noob did that? I showed it to an employee, and he had to look it up on their computer. Like he never knew what system it was coming out on! So, this has to be on the same line as that.

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AntDC
Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 11:56:02 PM

True that, and most outlets will just put this false information up in hope of making money off pre-orders.

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ceedot
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 1:25:47 AM
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Could be the PS1 version, possibly coming with extras such as how it was made and interviews and all that crap.

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fatchad420
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 1:25:59 AM
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lolk

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Solid_Snake912
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 3:41:54 AM
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If it's even FF7 the original just up for PSN or XBL (if it's coming to it) That will be fine for me, I would like if that is possible better polygons and more texture like some PC patches you can get for it. And maybe some more items as well and materia well I guess we will have to see. Come on SE buck your ideas up and give us the stuff.

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bamf
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 @ 10:21:23 AM
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It might not make it to live as FFVII was published by Sony.

Where was the place where we all seen a Ratchet

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AntDC
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 1:35:22 AM
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Does anyone else recon that if they were to remake FFVII, it could have a more successful release then Halo?

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, August 06, 2008 @ 4:08:15 PM

Uh, yeah! Come on, GTA IV beat halo's record, Im positive that one of the greatest games of all time will surely beat Halo. BTW, halo 3 sucks! Great story, crappy everything else. Halo 2 was the best, but I still hate all three.

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swordchux
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 2:36:38 PM
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I have actually seen this with my own two eyes. I was in a Best Buy on Friday, and I happened to see this. I seriously sh** bricks, then rushed over to an open computer terminal. It wasn't on the website, and none of the employees knew anything, but that picture definitely isn't a fake, so I don't know what's going on.

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swordchux
Monday, August 11, 2008 @ 9:36:32 PM

So I was in my local Best Buy, and they've covered up the spot where Final Fantasy VII previously was. Not a good sign...

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