Developers at Square Enix appear to be teasing more of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake to its fans. This time, it’s on the game’s new combat system. Of course, fans are more than curious to see just how fighting works in the new game.
It can be remembered that Final Fantasy 7 is the franchise’s first foray into full computer-generated (CG) and three-dimensional (3D) gameplay. While it was not the best at the time, it did revolutionize the series. This led the game to be one of the most popular titles in the franchise until today. It only makes sense for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake game to take elements from newer titles.
However, the bigger question is: just what will Final Fantasy 7 Remake have in its new battle system? After all, there are a lot of turn-based elements that fans still appreciate in the original game. What will be Square Enix’s next move?
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Battle System
News on the game’s revamped battle system came courtesy of a Famitsu interview with Square Enix. Game producer Yoshinori Kitase gave some more tidbits about the game’s battles. As per Gaming Bolt, it seems the team at Square Enix is hard at work in solidifying the game’s battle system.
This means the combat system is more or less being revamped on a large level to appeal to newer fans. As translated by Gematsu, Kitase cited work from colleagues Tetsuya Nomura and Mitsunori Takahashi. It can be noted that the two also brought Kingdom Hearts and Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy to fans.
If these are any indications, then this means the game will try to incorporate new elements into the old. Recent trailers reveal that the game will allow turn-based options in a real-time environment. Characters like Cloud Strife and Barrett are seen fighting enemies real-time with players still having the option to use magic and items.
However, this is not the only news revealed by Square Enix developers. It can be remembered that the game will be a multi-episode series. Kitase said there are no concrete plans yet with the “gaps” of every episode. Given that each episode may last more than just months to develop, they are thinking of ways to sustain interest.
Kitase also hinted on downloadable content (DLC) releases like in Final Fantasy 15. However, given the effort that is needed to release each episode, he cannot guarantee such releases. Still, fans may be disappointed to hear that there is no concrete release date for the series. After all, Kitase did say that they are still hard at work in brushing up the content they plan to release.