Final Fantasy VII Remake: A reincarnation or something new?

It’s been over 2 decades since the release of Final Fantasy VII. Now, with Final Fantasy VII Remake on the horizon, what does Yoshinori Kitase and Square Enix have in store?

Fortnite, NBA 2K11, Grand Theft Auto 5, God of War, and Resident Evil 2 are just a handful of names that come to mind when someone asks what were some of the greatest video game titles of the 2010s. Whether you were a sucker for blood and gore or you took sweet satisfaction in making your least favorite NBA superstar look like a complete bum on the court — courtesy of the late, great Kobe Bryant — it’s safe to say that the previous decade had some classics.

While the aforementioned titles are bound to be a shoo-inn on your favorite writer’s top 10 video games of the 2010s listicle, this article is dedicated to a different breed of game. A reincarnated blast from the past, if you will.

Read on to discover why Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake is shaping up to be a hybrid between its original title and a whole new video game.

“It’s been 22 years since the original game. Obviously, game technology has advanced a lot. So, we really want to use what we can do now with that new technology to show things we couldn’t show in the original game.”

These were the words of acclaimed producer Yoshinori Kitase when he was asked during an interview if he was building more to the game besides what was already established beforehand.

If you think that’s an indication that the game will be nothing like its original counterpart, there’s much more to the story. Later on during the interview, Kitase also stated”

 “We really want to respect the original and keep everything that people loved about the original game and the character’s stories. There are a number of characters that only became popular after the game was released. We want to go into their stories and more episodes and more elements to their stories and flesh that out.”

Final Fantasy VII Remake is scheduled to be released on April 10, 2020, for the PlayStation 4.  Will the game be able to reach the heights of its original version? Only time will tell.