'Final Fantasy 7' Remake Release Date, News & Update: Action-Oriented Gameplay, New Characters & a 3-Part Game! More Gameplay Details & Features

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Nov 10, 2016 09:18 AM EST

The "Final Fantasy 7" remake is expected to release sometime in 2017 for PS4 and it will mark the 20th Anniversary of the game. Reports have suggested that the game will be in three parts like that in "Final Fantasy 13."

Each of the three parts will be a full-scale game, said Square Enix producer Yohinori Kitase. It is expected that every part will tell the story from a different perspective. The "Final Fantasy 7" remake could have characters such as Vincent Valentine, Cid Highwind, Tifa Lockhart and Aerith Gainsborough.

The original "Final Fantasy 7" game had an Active Time Battle (ATB) system though the remake will have an action-oriented gameplay. Game director Tetsuya Nomura had said earlier that numerous fans wanted the ATB system in the remake too but he believes he has found the perfect gameplay. Nomura even took the example of "Dissidia" while explaining the remake.

Fans, who are not used to an action-oriented gameplay, will be treated with a special feature to help them get used to the "Final Fantasy 7" remake's play style. "The battles in 'Final Fantasy VII' have greatly changed from the original, since they're something with more action in them," Nomura told SiliconEra in October.

Thus, it is clear that the "Final Fantasy 7" developers are currently busy with various aspects of the gameplay. Hence, fans will have to wait a bit longer to have some concrete information.

As already pointed out, various characters from the original "Final Fantasy 7" game could be making their way into the remake. Barret Wallace and Cloud Strife may be made playable in a more action-oriented gameplay.

According to NEUROGADGET, game developer Square Enix is rumored to divulge more details on the "Final Fantasy 7" remake at the PSX 2016 event on Dec. 3-4 at the Anaheim Convention Center, CA. Then there is the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences 2017 (MAGIC) event on Feb. 19, 2017 where Nomura may explain game details for both "Kingdom Hearts 3" and "Final Fantasy 7" remake.

Rumors suggest that the game may also be released for Nintendo Switch though Nomura did not reveal any plan to release the "Final Fantasy 7" game on other consoles. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more "Final Fantasy 7" news and updates!

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