In what might have felt like a very special episode of Wish Ko Lang, one of the most resounding wishes of gamers everywhere has finally been granted: Japanese video game developer Square Enix will be releasing a “full remake” of Final Fantasy VII.
Announced through a trailer shown during Sony Computer Entertainment‘s presentation at E3 2015, the remake of Final Fantasy‘s most popular sequel will be spearheaded by director Tetsuya Nomura who has been the character designer for the said RPG franchise since Final Fantasy V.
Although Square Enix has not revealed the release date for the game, the company says in a press release that it has “begun production” of the much-awaited remake which will be made available first on the PlayStation 4, but will be available on other platforms.
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Many gamers have long clamored for a modern remake of Final Fantasy VII, which all came to a head when Square Enix showed an upscaled version of the game’s opening scene during E3 2005.
The company later clarified that this was only a technological demonstration of the PlayStation 3’s capabilities.
This hasn’t stopped loyal fans of the game to voice out their desire for the remake, even as the company released an upscaled port of the original game for the PlayStation 4 and PC last year.
UPDATE: Several changes has been made on the article, particularly referring the remake as “Full remake” instead of “High definition remake” from earlier.