06/16/2015: "First Press Assets for the FFVII Remake"
We've received the first press assets for the tentatively titled "Final Fantasy VII Remake". To the right are a pair of screenshots from the trailer; click on them for the full-sized images.
The official press release follows after the cut. There is not much new information in the main body text, save for the confirmation of three key members of the original FFVII staff's involvement in this new project (Yoshinori Kitase producing, Kasushige Nojima on scenario, and Tetsuya Nomura directing), plus a link to the official site. However, there is an interesting tidbit in the copyright notice at the end: both Tetsuya Nomura and Roberto Ferrari (The Last Remnant, Song Summoner, Final Fantasy XV) are credited with the character designs.
For further FFVII Remake discussion and information, including the E3 trailer, please visit the FFVII Remake Megathread in the forums. As usual, we will keep you all posted with the latest information as soon as it comes to our attention.
ETA: Added some of Ferarri's previous credits.
SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2015) – At Sony Computer Entertainment of America LLC’s (SCEA) E3 press conference today, SQUARE ENIX® announced that it has begun production on the full remake of FINAL FANTASY® VII for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Leading the development will be key members from the original project, including producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Tetsuya Nomura and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima.
First released in 1997 on the PlayStation® computer entertainment system, FINAL FANTASY VII is universally regarded as a hallmark title of the RPG genre. The original title received high praise for its epic storyline, unique characters, and movie sequences that utilized the most cutting-edge technology of the time. Since then, the game has sold over 11 million copies worldwide and continues to receive widespread acclaim from critics and fans around the world. The popular game has even expanded into spin-offs, films, and merchandise.
More updates on this project will be revealed at a later time.
The announcement trailer can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/p1OvupaRYCM.
Related assets for the title can be found on the press site www.press.na.square-enix.com .
This title is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
Official Homepage: ffvii-remake.square-enix.com/
Official Facebook® Page: www.facebook.com/FinalFantasy
Official Twitter®: www.twitter.com/FinalFantasy
About FINAL FANTASY
Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have so far achieved a cumulative shipment of over 110 million units worldwide.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 64 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 42 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com/ .
FINAL FANTASY VII © 1997-2015 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA/ROBERTO FERRARI
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