Final Fantasy VII Remake Won’t Have New Characters

Famitsu this week has an interview with Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura, who shares a few new details regarding the upcoming PlayStation 4 game.

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DarkOcelet1302d ago

Its a remake not a re-imagine so everything will mostly be the same. Just jaw dropping graphics and maybe slight change in gameplay. Thats all it needs.

Septic1302d ago

I'd settle just on jaw dropping graphics. I never got to play the original.

DarkOcelet1302d ago

It holds surprisingly well in terms of gameplay and story till this day. I still recommenced playing the original.

Hoffmann1302d ago

You missed one of the greatest JRPG's of its time. It was truly revolutionary in 1997.

And is still fun today, almost 20 years later.

Griever1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

The interview also mentions at the end that the "game systems" (gameplay? materia system? battle system?) have been changed to a "realistic system." Looks like they are updating the gameplay as well. I wonder what he means by realistic.

mikeslemonade1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

As much of a graphics whore I am, my requirement is not that. They need to keep the combat turn-based. All I need is PS3 quality graphics and I will be fine. I don't want an action-rpg!

Kurisu1302d ago

Do you have a PS3 or Vita at all? If so you don't have any excuse not to have played it by now! xD If you don't have those systems then I'll let you off :p

Irishguy951302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Well Griever, it certainly means turn based is gone...

Looks like your slight ain't coming kalkano :/

I don't mind at least. Don't care one way or the other. it just better be fun

MWH1302d ago


"You missed one of the greatest JRPG's of its time"

of all time. why hold back?

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Septic1302d ago

Ive got a PS3 but I just wanna play the next gen version now. The old game looks so dated. Id love to experience FF7 first hand with next gen sheen, assuming they don't fumble on the vision of the original title.

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kmeck5181302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

It's also a remake and not a remaster. So there will definitely be changes other than just graphics to the gameplay that aren't just slight. They have already said changes to the battle system are going to be made.

DarkOcelet1302d ago

I think it will be like Resident Evil 1 Remake.

CaspuR1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Realistic system....Fantasy Fantasy 15s motto is a "Fantasy based on reality" anyone else catching my drift???

DarkOcelet1302d ago

With FFXV, they were talking mostly about the environments/vistas/animals plus political crap from real life.

CaspuR1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Im pretty much sure everything you just said will be applied to the ff7 remake, I seriously doubt the world map is going to be empty of woodland creatures or what ever you wan to call them at this point. Plus im pretty sure with Normura involved hes going to expand upon Shrina and the poltical bs tied with them. Idk there choice of words seem very vague and deliberate. Idk If I was you guys id brace for a new battle system.

Lionsguard1302d ago

Actually, as has been reported, there will be many changes it seems so this actually could be more of a "re-imagining". Nomura doesn't want to do a 1 for 1 remake while there is a PC HD port on the way, he doesn't see the need to retell the exact same story all over again. He wants to make FF7 as if it was done for the first time IN THIS GEN. So if anything, it'll end up looking a lot like FF15 with new story elements.

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chrisx1302d ago

No need for new characters. Its a remake afterall

Lionsguard1302d ago

It's not a 1 for 1 remake. Nomura has already said this.

Sokol1302d ago

Updating the current FFVII game play while retaining the original would be great.

Some small changes are expected but majority of the core game should remain the same.

Pennywise1381302d ago

What's with all the people against turn based battle systems and wanting to see them make a bunch of changes and disagreeing with everybody that wants them to leave the games core the same? Sorry but if your under the age of 25 you shouldn't even have an opinion on this. This remake was not asked for or made for you. Have we learned nothing from Hollywood movie remakes? Remake robocop and total recall and then dumb it down and try to make it more accessible to casual fans then wonder why nobody goes and sees it. Final fantasy hasn't been turn based for like 5 of the core games. That's over 10 years. Stick of truth and many 3ds games have proven that there's still plenty of room for turn based games. In fact for me it takes more strategy and feels like a fast paced chess game. There's plenty of other button mashing action RPGs out there if that's what you want. Just don't mess with our master piece or otherwise don't even bother remaking it. Resident evil remake is exactly how a ps1 game should be remade. They should just go that route with ps4 power behind it.

DaddyPoppa1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

"Sorry but if your under the age 25 you shouldn't even have an opinion on this"- Wow the classic My opinion>Yours comment.

Im 23 and I have played and beat FF7 every year atleast once a year since it came out. I still have the black label copy and if I open my orginal Playstation disk tray Im pretty sure one of the 3 final fantasy disk are still in there. Does that make my opinion any more valid then someone that has only play the FF7 demo? NO

Personally I want it to be an ARPG, If you disagree fine, There are plenty other people that share your opinion just know there are people in the world that disagree with you opinion as well (including me) Your opinion doesn't matter anymore than mine. The only opinion that actually can make a difference are the people that make the game.

Edit: also BTW the recent batman trilogy has shown me alot as far as adding modern elements to an establish franchise can do, but if more people thought like you things like Heath ledger Joker wouldn't exist because it strays to far from formula.

Pennywise1381302d ago

So your telling me you first beat ff7 to completion at age 5 and 18 times since then? Ok I'll buy that even if it's unlikely but it's still very possible. I'm sure there's a handful of others like you but it doesn't change the fact that would put you in the minority of people under 25 that have actually played the game and can appreciate it for what it is and also what it was for its time. I guarantee you there's a ton of people under 25 that might know of the game as more of a legend and less of a personal experience that they have a true bond with and its those people that want to shape the game into what they think it should be and not what it actually was that made it special. I don't think your batman trilogy comparison really works and actually defends my argument more than yours. The new batman trilogy was great and well made but really didn't mess with the core concept of what makes batman and his world and his villains batman. Everything was the same as the 1989 batman movie just more modernized to fit the advancements of technology and movie making in general. For example... Heath ledger is a darker more twisted evil villain than he was in the 1989 movie but at the end of the day he's still the joker and shares enough traits with every version of the joker out there that he's still the joker. Just like the bat mobile is still the bat mobile just brought into modern times. Now what if they said hey let's make it so batman uses guns? How well would that go over? Not good cause now you've changed the core. For me the turn based active time battle of final fantasy 7 is part of its core along with materia the golden saucer world map and ability to fly the airship all over the world map. You can gussy up and modernize all that stuff and more including character models but once you remove and add something different it's no longer the same. And on my final note the reason I say people under a certain age shouldn't be trying to say how the game should be shaped is because I'll put it like use another movie analogy...what if there was another group of younger people that maybe saw bits and pieces of the original Star Wars trilogy and know some of the character names but when they saw it they were too young to barely remember it or understand what made it special. Then later on saw the prequel trilogy after they were old enough to really let it resonate and they really enjoyed it even though they still aren't familiar with the original trilogy. Now with a new trilogy coming out those same people are screaming for the new trilogy to be more like the prequels even though people who grew up with the original now just how great those movies are why any new Star Wars movies should have the heart of those first three films. That's basically how I feel about final fantasy 7. They can make final fantasy 16 thru 100 anyway they want but this is the one they can't mess with without slapping the face of the original fans. Sh!t a much simpler way to put it would have been to say did Greedo really shoot first and was anyone begging for Lucas to change that? No! So removing turn based battles is not necessary either. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

DaddyPoppa1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

My first playthrough of FF7 was done by me and my cousin who use to live with me at the time He was about 8 years older than me. Since then I probably played through FF7 a total of 30 times and restarted before I finished the first disk nearly 100.

Backstory aside, Final fantasy, especially the FF7 characters are recognized by more people than just the fans of the original game you have to realize that. From there appearances in kingdom hearts to the advent children movie It help introduce alot of people who would have been otherwise to young or had no means to enjoy the original game properly. These newcomers and new iterations of FF7 believe it or not help keep final fantasy 7 relevant throughout all these years and also help keep hope alive for a remake today whether you want to accept that is on you.

Giving batman guns is NOT the equivalent to making FF7 an ARPG lmao.Cloud still uses his buster sword Barret and Cid are still going to be smartasses and Tifa, Aeris and Cloud are still going to have there Love triangle. Only thing that will change is the pace of the gameplay, Kinda similar to how the pace of the dark knights movie changed.

A Game reference I can use is how Fallout 2 changed to a Fpsrpg in Fallout 3. Fallout 2 was critically acclaimed and they didn't NEED to change the formula but Bethesda felt like that can make it better if they went this direction and it worked out for them. And that was a WAAAY more drastic change than Final fantasy 7 turning into an ARPG.

Basically all im trying to say is change CAN bring good; FF7re will never be the original; everyone that is a fan no matter how they became one has a voice.

Pennywise1381302d ago

You son of a B! That has to be one of the most well said arguments I've ever seen on a comments section I've ever seen. Especially on N4G. I'll give credit where it's due and you laid out an intelligent argument. I mean let's not get it twisted I still stand by what I said and that I do hope we get a ff7 that's not completely removed from the original ESPECIALLY as far as combat world map and locations go but it's nice to have an intelligent debate with someone that can make valid points and not resort to name calling and childish antics. Well played sir. On a final note...TURN BASED COMBAT 4 LIFE!!! 💩

DaddyPoppa1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

I totally agree with you when it comes to healthy debates. Honestly while this battle system argument split the FF7 fanbase in two, One thing both sides can agree on is that Final fantasy 7 is one of the greatest rpgs ever made and regardless what battle system comes back Im happy we are talking about it again. We all as fans should support the game regardless if our personal preference is met because at the end of the day if we want another shot at remakes to other games we hold dear or genres that admittedly unfairly being brushed to side to come back you gotta show the industry that there's still a market for them by supporting a game the only way we gamers know buying and playing the shit out of them lol.

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ThatEnglishDude1302d ago

Realism in a Final Fantasy game....

NoctisPendragon1302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

They should call it FF XV while they are at it lol.

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