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The Finest Fantasies

By zethalee31-07-2015

Not so long ago, we brought you the news that Final Fantasy Type-0 had locked down a release date of August 18th, bringing with it a whole host of improvements. These range from camera changes to Steam achievements, all of which seem to be aimed at providing a better port experience than Final Fantasy XIII received last year, which we also reported on. Today marks the coming of the launch trailer for Type-0, and within you can see Class Zero in all their mech-piloting/dragon-fighting/soldier-shooting glory.

That's not all, of course. As we all know, Final Fantasy VII, perhaps the most popular entry (but not the best, depending on who you ask), is getting a long-awaited remake for the PS4 at least. With rumors swirling about the existence of a PC port, much of the game still remains shrouded in mystery, even as legendary director Tetsuya Nomura teases that "changes are coming to the combat system." Though it's unlikely that the remake will stray into the third-person action featured in spinoff Dirge of Cerberus, it's not surprising that Nomura is looking to change the combat, with the original title being 18 years old.

However, Nomura has said that he doesn't intend to change major story elements, citing that "there are certain plot elements that we don't want to interfere with or disturb, nor will we want to change elements that fans have very big attachments to." Regardless, he also doesn't have any intention of making a "...one-to-one remake, or just the original Final Fantasy VII with better graphics."

Though there's no PC date confirmed, my guess is that with Square Enix working on porting so many other titles to PC so unexpectedly, it's a way to prepare the team for their triumphant return to PC. I may not have any basis for this, but a man can dream, can he not? Regardless, we'll have more news about the FF7 remake as it trickles in over time.

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