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Final Fantasy VII PC re-release confirmed – first video

Wednesday, 4th July 2012 13:11 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Final Fantasy VII has been confirmed for PC re-release today, with the new version packing fresh online features including achievements, a “Character Booster” and cloud saving.

Final Fantasy VII is coming to PC, Square Enix has said today. The announcement brought the game’s site to its knees.

No release date or price has been confirmed. Square told VG247 today that “we will be issuing more information within the next 24 hours.”

The revamp will include now “a host of new online features”. Achievements are to be included, of which there are 36, as is something called the “Character Booster”.

“With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure,” said the site.

The game will support cloud saving: “With cloud save support in Final Fantasy VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off, all you need is an internet connection.”

Minimum specs for the new version are:

  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
  • 2GHz Processor or faster
  • 1GB RAM
  • DirectX 9-compatible graphic card

The PC version of FFVII will release “soon,” and will be available exclusively through the Square Enix store. It’ll be shipped in English, French, German and Spanish.

A Final Fantasy VII remake has been rumoured and begged for since time immemorial. Square president Yoichi Wada recently poured water on the talk, however, saying the project could kill the franchise.

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29 Comments

  1. Sam Clay

    Boom.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    iPad version would have been pretty cool. PC though? Not HD? Am I missing something?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mad1723

    Well, it doesnt look like an HD remake, more like a rebuilt version so that it could work on recent PCs. Oh well, I’ll take that over FFXIV anyday :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. diego-rbb-93

    Wait a minute! Are those specs really neccesary? LMFAO

    #4 2 years ago
  5. YoungZer0

    I think people who use the line “Like never before” should be punished for their bullshit.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Colin Gallacher

    Cloud saving? Oh you.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Just-Joe

    Aeris still dies.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Colin Gallacher

    @2 Technically, it was in ‘HD’ when it came out on the PC back in 1998.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Fin

    lol shitty sub-hd graphics

    Curious that it says it’ll be exclusive to the Square-Enix store. Didn’t this leak come from Steam originally?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Dimaco

    Day one buy. Just to have a version that works on my current pc…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. L.O.R.D

    soo..its an HD re-release ?
    why not release it on 3DS
    just put 3D on it..and it will sell alot

    #11 2 years ago
  12. mad1723

    @11 From the looks of it, it doesnt look very HD. More like re-release that works with PC.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @10: You can still play the PSX version through an emulator.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    It’s not a “HD re-release”. It’s just the original PC version being released in digital form with some fixes for bugs and other potential problems that would stop it from playing properly on modern computers.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    1 Gb Of Ram? :D Ehh?

    2 GHZ?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    Gotta love how there isn’t a single ounce of gameplay in that trailer. Hahaha!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. StolenGlory

    @15

    I giggled too a tad at that.

    @16

    Yeah, I thought that too. It was like the last fifteen years didn’t happen or something. Additionally, the VO guy on it needs to fuck off really.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ManuOtaku

    #15 dont worry the almighty powerfull PC´s will handle that, consoles on the other hand….

    #18 2 years ago
  19. loki

    lol re-fail

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Dave Oshry

    ERMAGERHD!!! AERERZZ GAINZBERERRR!!

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Edo

    Yeah…flying fuck something something.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. ManuOtaku

    For the record i was being sarcastic

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Sini

    meh, this is nothing more than SE whoring their online store

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Da Man

    How’s shit like this the news?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Joe_Gamer

    I’ve replayed the game a few times, emulator, original PC release, and even the PSN version and one thing always bugs the shit out of me. I Don’t want them to change the music, the gameplay or the the backgrounds and environments. There is one thing that smacks me in the face every time though, those godawful character models. Seriously how hard could it be update that shit? You could add 10x the poly count to each one and not strain the lowliest of netbooks. I mean I KNOW that cleaning up the translations/dialogue, expanding on the story and clarifying some of the more obscure and confusing portions is WAY WAY too much to ask but how about assigning an intern to update those character models huh, it would only take poor guy a day or two.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    Wouldn’t take a day to remodel all the characters. Not sure what you are smoking but you should lay off of it.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @25 @26 There are mods out there already that allow you to update the character models.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Phoenixblight

    @27

    I understand that I am just saying that it would take more than a day for a single person to update the models there is no button that automatically makes low poly models into models like God of War or more.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Joe_Gamer

    I was being facetious, I don’t really believe that an intern could update the models in one day >.> the point I was making through my little comical exaggeration is that for a company of their size and resources, updating the character models is a spectacularly trivial task, well within the scope of their abilities.

    #29 2 years ago

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