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Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a trilogy of games

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Final Fantasy VII will be three games

Final Fantasy XV might be getting most of the spotlight this month, but there’s also the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake that can’t be ignored. And it’s not going to be, with the teaser for the content promising some new information on a game we haven’t seen for months. A game which might actually end up being three.

The digital version of Game Informer’s April issue is out already and most of it has been pillaged for information and dumped on the internet. Aside from a whole host of Final Fantasy XV story information, the issue also detailed the plans Square Enix has for the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Previously we heard that the publisher was planning to break up the game in an episodic form, and that’s still true. But instead of a handful of small episodes, the VII Remake will be three massive games.

Akin to the strategy used for Final Fantasy XIII, The VII Remake will probably be a trilogy of big games that last around 40 hours each. That sounds like far more than the original, which is why new content isn’t off the table. This was previously hinted at too, but Kitase, Nomura, and Nojima (having worked on the original) feel that they’re able to make changes that will resonate nicely with fans. That’s playing with some internet fire, but it could certainly work out.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is meant to have a much shorter development cycle than XV, and is expected to debut sometime this year. Well, at least the first part.

Last Updated: April 6, 2016

31 Comments

  1. Final Fantasy 3 * 2.3 recurring

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  2. DragonSpirit009

    April 6, 2016 at 08:34

    And so… they take our money bit by bit!

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  3. Original Heretic

    April 6, 2016 at 08:39

    As long as they make it worthwhile.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    April 6, 2016 at 08:41

    • hairyknees

      April 6, 2016 at 10:34

      xD

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  5. Gerhard Davids

    April 6, 2016 at 08:41

    Fuck squeenix. Can’t trust them no more.

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 6, 2016 at 08:46

      You can trust them to split games more than Peter Jackson did with the Hobbit. DLC is a dirty word, Chopping games up is something new.

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    • Umar

      April 6, 2016 at 08:49

      Don’t know, I’ve been really happy with the way they’re handling FF XV, so I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt when it comes to FF7R…for now.

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 6, 2016 at 08:53

        As well as Deus Ex

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        • Umar

          April 6, 2016 at 08:55

          Yeah, they’re even releasing more rpgs than usual. I don’t trust any company, but I feel they’re are changing..We’ll see how things pans out.

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    • Loftus

      April 6, 2016 at 08:58

      I still trust them because i am hoping for Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 to come to ps4 and KH3 might just be a cruel dream…..

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  6. Loftus

    April 6, 2016 at 08:46

    Is there anyone that remembers how many disc FFVII was on console/ pc?

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    • Hammersteyn

      April 6, 2016 at 08:47

      4 on Playstation

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      • Loftus

        April 6, 2016 at 08:52

        Umar says 3 and you say 4. Did some broke the time space continuum and gotten a premier copy of the game with bonus content ? 😛

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        • Hammersteyn

          April 6, 2016 at 08:54

          Dunno, maybe the fourth was a demo disc or soundtrack now that I think of it

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          • Loftus

            April 6, 2016 at 08:56

            Brake it again and go to Saturday and get the lotto numbers 😉

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 6, 2016 at 08:56

          3 discs + 4 discs = FF7?

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          • Loftus

            April 6, 2016 at 08:58

            that confirms half life 3 ?

        • Francois Knoetze

          April 6, 2016 at 09:00

          Its 3 discs. VIII and IX had 4.

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    • Umar

      April 6, 2016 at 08:48

      It had 3 on PS1

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      • Loftus

        April 6, 2016 at 08:50

        So basically their are staying true to their original game but they are charging “tripple” for the game. Also note that no one said each episode will cost AAA prices.

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        • Umar

          April 6, 2016 at 08:53

          Well, it was still one game split on multiple discs lol We will see what they’re gonna do. It’s way to early now, but the fact that they’re looking at XIII as a model is a good thing for me. 3 full and whole games sounds awesome.

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          • Loftus

            April 6, 2016 at 08:55

            Yeah agree, too early to start flinging poo about paying 3 times for a thing

        • RPG Hacker

          April 7, 2016 at 11:30

          To be fair: The game probably also cost/costs way, way more than triple the amount of the original game to produce. Game development of AAA titles has just gotten really, really expensive these days, which is a problem, since consumers just aren’t willing to pay more money for games than they used to, while at the same time expecting the games to be of a way higher quality and fidelity. That is the sole reason publishers have to resort to DLC and episodic releases in the first place. They also need to sell way more games than in the past to even make a game lucrative.

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      • Hammersteyn

        April 6, 2016 at 08:52

        Really? I stand corrected

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    • Alana

      May 24, 2016 at 16:47

      There were 3 discs on the PSX version of the game.
      Disc 1: Midgar -> Forgotten Capital
      Disc 2: Forgotten Capital pt. 2 -> Shinra Building
      Disc 3: Northern Crater

      It’s worth noting that Disc 3 didn’t actually contain much new gameplay besides the final boss.

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  7. Tarisma

    April 6, 2016 at 09:13

    I’m so worried about the combat in this game. Playing the XV demo solidly convinced me I wont be buying the game. If I wanted to play Darksiders with worse combat I would.

    At least the new Star Ocean look cool

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  8. aj_nator

    April 6, 2016 at 11:51

    Sometime this year? Two big ff games in a single year?

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  9. Scottie

    April 6, 2016 at 12:11

    Cloud said it best in the gameplay trailer: “Not interested”

    Breaking up experience, fluidity & immersion for FFVII is unacceptable. Waiting for the full disc release.

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  10. Gee

    April 7, 2016 at 09:41

    Everyone should actually see the interview Kitase did with Game Informer for themselves before judging. He stated that “one part should be on par with the scale of one Final Fantasy XIII game”, and that game was 70+ Hours in it’s entirety which would be well worth the $60 price per part.

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