Final Fantasy 7 remake combat overhaul “dramatic”, but still “recognisable”

By Brenna Hillier
31 July 2015 02:00 GMT

The Final Fantasy 7 remake won’t play the way you remember, that’s for sure.


Ever since the Final Fantasy 7 remake was announced at E3 2015, we’ve had questions about how Square Enix intends to update it for modern audiences.

In multiple interviews director Tetsuya Nomura said no, it won’t just be a graphical update, because yes, he does intend to make changes to the gameplay system. Most notably, he said battles won’t feature characters standing in place waiting their turns.

The most recent update on this topic comes courtesy of Official PlayStation Magazine UK, via Gematsu, and offers some reassurance.

“We are bringing dramatic changes to the Final Fantasy 7 remake,” Nomura told the magazine.

“That being said we want to clarify: we’re not going to be changing it into a shooter or something like that. We are going to be bringing dramatic changes, but we want to make sure it’s still recognisable.”

We’re expecting to hear much more about the Final Fantasy 7 remake, including its official title, later this year.

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