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Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Posted by Reeve at 01:09 PM EST

Hideo Kojima and the FFVII Remake

Here's an amusing story. Metal Gear auteur Hideo Kojima had a dinner with series art director Yoji Shinkawa, as well as Square Enix's Yoichi Wada (CEO) and Tetsuya Nomura (producer/character designer). As Andriasang reports: According to Kojima, they talked about a Final Fantasy VII remake! After Kojima Tweeted that he was in a dinner meeting with the three, a follower asked that he tell Nomura to remake FFVII. "I passed it along," replied Kojima.

Kojima's followers also wanted a quick release for the 3DS game Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, as well as a fifth Seiken Densetsu (Mana series) game. Allegedly, Kojima passed along all of these messages, as well as his own personal recommendation that Nomura get a Twitter account.


Friday, May 6th, 2011
Posted by Reeve at 04:18 PM EST

Final Fantasy VII at the Smithsonian

The final lineup for the Smithsonian's planned 2012 exhibit, titled "The Art of Video Games", has been unveiled, and eighty games have made the cut, including your favorite JRPG and mine, Final Fantasy VII, which beat out Grandia and Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete for the honor.

Four games were chosen to represent each console featured in the show (per era in the case of the Windows OS); the other three for the PlayStation are Metal Gear Solid and FFVII's fellow Squaresoft titles Einhänder and Final Fantasy Tactics.

This exhibit will take place between March 16 and September 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; like all the Smithsonian's museums, admission is free. The full list of games to be featured, in .pdf form, can be perused here.

Source: GameLife - Heavy Rain, BioShock Class Up the Smithsonian