Thanks to a save editor, you can now play as Final Fantasy 7 Remake character Red XIII for a short period of time.
The save editor was created by Xeeynamo, and while it is limited, it will allow you to manage your Final Fantasy 7 Remake inventory, materia, and character levels, according to SP1st, and allow Red XIII to be fully playable for a limited time.
As the site notes, you can only use the character for a short time due to the party resetting after major cutscenes. But at least you can play as the Red XIII for short bursts.
Here’s a look at Red XIII in action:
Yep Red XIII is playable via save editing pic.twitter.com/9eoacm2VsA
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Without using the editor, the character isn’t playable in the main game and only enters the story as an AI-controlled guest character.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake co-director Naoki Hamaguchi told us back in March Red XIII joins the game late, there wasn’t enough development time to make him a playable character.
“We felt the point at which Red XIII joins the party in the story is very late on so we thought okay, if we’re gonna have him as a full character and try and get the player to enjoy his character development arc and growth as a character through that, it’s not really enough time to do that,” said Hamaguchi.
“We thought that the best way to have him involved was as a guest character. Normally throughout the game, you’ll be playing as a three-man party, but you will have him as a guest character that fights alongside you during the last part of the story,” Hamaguchi elaborated. “He’ll be using all of his old really nostalgic moves, and you’ll see that. We felt that was the best way of showing him off as a character and who he is. That’s why we felt that was the best way to include him.”
Out now on PS4, the game will be exclusive to the console for one year.