[E3 2019] Square Enix Announces 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' Release Date, Set For 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer E3 2019

The wait is almost over! Square Enix has finally revealed that their Final Fantasy VII Remake, a game that's been years in the making, will launch worldwide for PlayStation 4 on March 3rd, 2020! We were treated to a close look at gameplay and combat and learned the game will span two Blu-ray discs.

And after nearly four years, we get a look at how the remake is presenting Tifa! We also got a look at Marlene (Barret’s adopted daughter) and a confrontation between Cloud and Sephiroth! Check it all out below.

The game will rebuild and expand upon the fan favorite RPG, bringing some exciting new changes to the experience, including:

  • New optional tactical mode

  • Enemies have a focus gauge; if filled, you can stagger your attacks for bonus damage

  • Filling ATB allows you to use Tactical Mode, game slows down and allows you to plan to use abilities

  • Item usage is limited

  • FFVII Remake will be split into 2 Blu-Ray discs worth of content, with Part 1 consisting entirely of Midgar

  • Stagger mechanic is borrowed from Final Fantasy XIII

Additionally, Deluxe and 1st Class Editions of the game have been announced.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition

Final Fantasy VII Remake 1st Class Edition

Final Fantasy VII Remake tells the story of a 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, unaware of the epic adventures that await him.