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Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Span Multiple Episodes to Fit Everything, Take All Your Money

I mean gil.

Over the weekend, Sony showed off footage from the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake that fans have been begging to see for years, but it may not have been just an artistic choice from the trailer to show footage from the earliest section of the game. It’s not like you could really spoil a game that’s nearly 20 years old, but the later sections might not be done yet, because the remake is going to be episodic.

I guess the good people at Square Enix weren’t kidding in previous denials of the possibility of an FFVII remake, where the common excuse was along the lines of, “It’d be too huge of an undertaking.” Apparently, that’s exactly the reason the remake is going to be split up into multiple parts. The publisher released the news after the footage hit the Internet, with producer Yoshinori Kitase saying (via Eurogamer), “The idea that a remake of Final Fantasy 7 would not fit into a single release was there from the very beginning. We still can’t share more information about its multiple parts, but please look forward to future announcements.”

Director Tetsuya Nomura added,

If we dedicated our time to a single release, parts of it would become summarized. We’d have to cut some parts, and additional parts would come in few, so rather than remake the game as a full volume, we decided to do multiple parts.

Unfortunately, there’s still no info on price or a release timeline, so we’ll just assume “not a lot per episode, but still a bunch in total” and “approximately forever” on those two points. Here, just listen to this:

Now you’re ready for when you waited eagerly for six months only for an entire episode to be dedicated to a motorcycle chase mini-game. You know it’s coming.

(via Eurogamer, image via Square Enix)

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