06/02/2009: "Breaking News: Final Fantasy VII Now Available on PSN in North America"
At today's Sony E3 press conference, Jack Tretton announced that many classic PS1 games will be coming to the PlayStation Network store, including—starting today—Final Fantasy VII. Pricing details were not mentioned. (They have been since; see ETA #3 below.)
Considering how long FFVII has been out of print in North America, we give this download our highest recommendation, especially for newer fans who have yet to play the original and want to see what all the fuss is about.
If any more information comes in, we'll be sure to post it. In the meantime, come join the E3 discussion in the Forums.
ETA: PlayStation.Blog's press conference liveblog notes that they will update with a post once the game goes up on the store; of course, we'll keep you all informed, too. Thanks to CloudANDTidus for the tip.
ETA #2: PlayStation.Blog has posted a full roundup of the day's PSN announcements, including the following: We’ve heard loud and clear that you want more classics from the PlayStation vault. Today we’re launching fan favorites, Final Fantasy VII and Medal of Honor. By the end of the year, the number of PSone games will double to nearly 60 titles. You’ll be able to enjoy these classics on the big screen with PS3 or on-the-go with PSP.
In addition, to publicize the game's rerelease, Square Enix Members has posted what is quite possibly the first new FFVII trailer in over ten years! Members can check it out here along with several other trailers, including ones for AC Complete and Dissidia: Final Fantasy.
ETA #3: Thanks to Pearl in the comments for pointing out that PlayStation.Blog has posted the price for FFVII on PSN: US$9.99! This is a much better price than some expected, as the Japanese PSN release of FFVII International costs ¥1,500, which is approximately US$15.50. On a related note, trailers, a PSP theme, and wallpapers for Dissidia: Final Fantasy were also made available.
Posted by Reeve at 03:12 PM EST