The news surrounding Square Enix’s remake of Final Fantasy VII has been quite scarce until now. Ahead of the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibit, a few concept artwork pieces have made their way to the web.
The game’s producer Yoshinori Kitase provided the new development update, giving fans a first look at some of the characters designs, stages, and dialogue.
Kitase took to Twitter to share images of the concept artwork, where fans were able to get a glimpse of what is to come in the remake. We can see conceptual designs of characters and environments.
The pictures included don’t show the game's main characters such as Cloud or Sephiroth, it is more of the world of Final Fantasy VII shown. More specifically, the pictures shared show part of the “Words Aerith Left Behind” exhibit, where the Sector 5 Church of the game is recreated.
Check out the images in Kitase’s tweets below.
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The Square Enix Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition will be held to look back at the stories from the franchise’s history. It will give all fans a look at the game’s origins and the past.
The exhibit will run at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan from Jan. 22 to Feb. 28.
Aside from viewing incredible artwork from the Final Fantasy franchise, attendees were also able to participate in a plethora of other events at the exhibit. They could participate in a signing and live drawing session with game director Toshiyuki Itahana, buy and browse from the Final Fantasy merch shop, learn from the Final Fantasy trading card game demo, and much more.
The Final Fantasy VII remake will tell the original story from the 1997 game. Players will follow Cloud Strife as he and the AVALANCHE organization fight against Shinra and its minions.
The gameplay is said to be different from the original as it will fuse together real-time action like in Dissidia Final Fantasy and strategic elements. There was a bit of gameplay footage shown at E3 2015, where audiences got a look at the exploration and battle system.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will arrive on the PlayStation 4 console. Unfortunately, there has been no reveal of a release date.