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Final Fantasy VII Remake is out now on PS4

Ready to relive one of the most celebrated RPG’s of all time? Square Enix’ iconic Final Fantasy VII is out now on the PS4.

One more time

Originally starting life as basically a tech demo, this one’s been a long time coming. Final Fantasy VII Remake has been in the works for about five years at this point.

It’s a beast of a game too, arriving as basically a series unto itself. Yes, it’s been expanded that much over the original, and the result is expansive. Clocking in at around 40 hours of play, today’s release is solely set in the city of Midgar.

Just to compare, Midgar is just the first part of the original PlayStation One release. So imagine that segment, expanded to 40 hours. That’ll probably give you a good idea of what Square Enix is doing with this Remake.

The game is available now on PS4, and has a free demo if you’d like to try it out first. Oh, and if you buy in before May 11th, you’ll also get a an exclusive theme for your console.

Here’s a look at it in action:

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE draws players into a world where the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation, controls the planet’s very life force. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra’s elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to an underground resistance group calling themselves Avalanche as they fight against Shinra’s oppressive force.

Completely rebuilt using the best of modern gaming technology, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre. Along with unforgettable characters and a story revered as one of the most powerful within video games, the game also features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat. The first game in the project is set in the eclectic and sprawling city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that goes deeper into the iconic characters and world than ever before.  

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