Final Fantasy VIII was de eerste Final Fantasy-game die in 3D werd gemaakt. Het spel verscheen in 1997 voor de PlayStation, maar in 1998 volgde een PC-versie van de game. Dat is nu alweer zo’n 14 jaar geleden. Toch ontdekten we vandaag iets sappigs…
Hoewel iedereen in de ban is van een remake van Final Fantasy VII sinds de tech-demo die getoond werd tijdens Sony’s persconferentie in 2005, heeft Tetsuya Nomura al meerdere keren bevestigd dat hoewel er veel mensen zijn die de game opnieuw zouden maken, ze zich liever richten op nieuwe projecten en daarmee iets proberen te creëren dat misschien nog wel beter is dan Final Fantasy VII.
Op 15 juni jl. heeft Square-Enix echter een domein geregistreerd met de naam FinalFantasyViiPc.com. Bewijs daarvan is hieronder te bekijken.
Naast dit bewijs was er tot voor kort een ontwikkelaars-pagina toegankelijk op internet waarop een aantal dingen te vinden waren m.b.t. deze eventuele ‘nieuwe’ versie van Final Fantasy VII. Een deel van deze informatie is hieronder te bekijken.
Enjoy the RPG classic FINAL FANTASY VII for PC, now with a host of new online features:
- Character Booster
- Cloud Saves
Whether you’re a seasoned FINAL FANTASY VII veteran or exploring this RPG classic for the very first time, show off your in-game accomplishments and put your gaming skills to the test with 36 brand new achievements to unlock. Share your profile with friends online to find out who is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fan.
Find yourself stuck on a difficult section or lacking the funds to buy that vital Phoenix Down? With the Character Booster you can increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure.
Whether you’re away from home or simply using a different computer to play, enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII wherever you are. With cloud save support in FINAL FANTASY VII you can continue your game progress right where you left off, all you need is an internet connection.
The main character in FINAL FANTASY VII. Originally a member of SOLDIER, he is now a mercenary who will take any job. After being hired by AVALANCHE, he gradually gets caught up in a massive struggle for the life of the planet. His enormous sword can cut almost anything into two.
Young, beautiful, and somewhat mysterious, Aerith met Cloud while selling flowers on the streets of Midgar. She decided to join him soon after. Her unusual abilities allow her to heal the party, but she seems more interested in the deepening love triangle between herself, Cloud and Tifa.
Bright and optimistic, Tifa always cheers up the others when they’re down. But don’t let her looks fool you, she can decimate almost any enemy with her fists. She is one of the main members of AVALANCHE. She and Cloud were childhood friends, and although she has strong feelings for him, she would never admit it.
Head of the underground resistance movement, AVALANCHE, Barret is fighting the mega-conglomerate Shinra, Inc. which has monopolized Mako energy by building special reactors to suck it out of the planet. Barret depends on brute strength and his “Gun-arm” to see him through. His wife died in an accident several years ago, and he now lives with his daughter Marlene.
Althought you’d never know it by looking at her, Yuffie comes from a long line of Ninja. She forced herself into the group just to get a “certaing something”. She’s sneaky, arrogant and “way” selfish. But with her super shuriken and her special skills, there isn’t anyone else you’d rather have on your side in a fight.
Cid is a tough-talking, warm-hearted old pilot who hasn’t forgotten his dream. There’s no better pilot by air or sea. He believes that someday he’ll be the first man in space. With his handmade spear an knowledge of machinery, he throws himself into any attack regardless of the danger.
A mystical man, stern and upright while at the same time dark and mysterious. His past connection with Shinra, Inc. is what made him join Cloud and the others. He may seem frail at first glance, but hidden inside his body lurks a fearsome power.
Just as his name implies, he is an animal with fire-red fur. But under his fierce exterior is an intelligence surpassing that of any human’s. His sharp claws and fangs make him good at close-range fighting, but other than that, not much is known about him. It’s not event certain that “Red XIII” is his real name. A real enigma.
Cait Sith rides around on the back of a huge stuffed Mog he magically brought to life. Megaphone in hand, he’s always shouting orders and creating dopey attacks. When his slot machine attack works, the enemy lines look an overturned toy box. His hobby is fortune telling, but like his personality, it’s pretty unreliable.
Even amongst the elite troops of SOLDIER, Sephiroth is known to be the best. His past is locked away in a confidential file held Shinra, Inc. His giant sword, which only he can handle, has extremely destructive power. Said to have disappeared in a battle years ago, his current whereabouts are unknown.
Als we uitgaan van wat we kunnen ontcijferen uit het cache-geheugen van de pagina waarvan deze tekst afkomstig is, gaat het hier om een digitale heruitgave van Final Fantasy VII in zoals we deze kennen, met een aantal online-functies en Achievements eraan toegevoegd. De prijs staat op €9,99. Hopelijk laat Square Enix ons niet langer in spanning…