Square Enix shared a new Inside video that explores the making of Final Fantasy VII Remake, where the developers detail their time creating the game.
Producer Yoshinori Kitase initially approached the producer of the original Shinji Hashimoto and character designer Tetsuya Nomura, who were both surprised by the idea. However, Kitase-san said that it was always in the back of his mind, and they agreed to the idea quickly.
Nomura-san took great care in returning to the game as he knew that many players have fond memories of the titles, and he wanted new players to make new memories. Naoki Hamaguchi, the co-director of game design and programming, stated that he wanted the game to feel both modern and nostalgic for players.
Nomura-san also shares how players will be able to see more of Midgar and understand the city more in this adventure. The city is now alive and full of characters who shape the story in new ways. This will create a new foundation for the entire game and give players a new outlook on life in the sectors.
Additionally, the team talks about the battle system and using elements in fights. Music Supervisor Keiji Kawamori also chimes in and shares information about the new soundtrack and how it has improved along with the cutscenes and graphics. The team used new arrangements and tracks for scenes in the game, which was tough for them because the other music was good. Still, the visual upgrade made this important to them to do right.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will tell the story of a corrupted world fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet’s very life force as Mako Energy.
In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, and throughout the story, goes on epic adventures with an unforgettable cast of characters.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming to PlayStation 4 on April 10.
You can watch the inside video below:
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