FFVII Remake Rumor Crushed...Again
You know, I think I'm going to use the Cloud pic from "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" any time there's new evidence to support a Final Fantasy VII remake, and then use the Sephiroth pic when Square-Enix once again shoots it down.
It wasn't long ago when we heard that Square-Enix would announce a secret title in 2010; a game that "everyone has requested." This last bit turned out to be untrue and while it is true that we'll hear about a currently unknown game from S-E this year, it's not something "journalists and gamers have been begging for," or some such nonsense. So that revelation brought our heads down out of the clouds - again - and now, Tetsuya Nomura squashed any remaining hopes. According to JustPushStart citing the most recent issue of Famitsu magazine, Nomura says we simply shouldn't expect a FFVII remake any time soon. There's a big layout in the issue featuring Cloud Strife and there's mention of games he will appear in (cameo appearances), but beyond that, they don't seem to be entertaining any thoughts of a full-blown remake. Then again, maybe they're just denying it and biding their time for the huge unveiling later this year, when they totally bring the house down with the gargantuan announcement...
Yeah, that's the unrealistically optimistic side of me talking. But I'm relatively certain that I'll dig out the Cloud pic of "Advent Children" again at some point. Let's face it; this rumor is never gonna die out completely.
1/23/2010 10:55:16 AM Ben Dutka