A press release sent out by Square Enix Sunday seemed to hint strongly that the upcoming Final Fantasy VII remake may be an episodic adventure. The press release stated the following:

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 6, 2015) During this past weekend’s PlayStation Experience in San Francisco, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new trailer forFINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, the full remake of the award-winning role-playing game, FINAL FANTASY VII. The new trailer features the first CG scenes as well as gameplay footage. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience.

Now, obviously it’s easy to interpret this as Final Fantasy VII coming out in multiple parts, which is becoming a popular avenue for storytelling since Telltale started doing it years ago. Hell, the Square Enix-produced Life is Strange did it just this year (as did Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, but we don’t talk about that  title). But a mainstream Final Fantasy game? It’ll be interesting to see what they do with it if that’s the case.

This announcement comes on the heels of another trailer released for the much-hyped remake at the Playstation Experience this weekend. The new trailer, which we reported on here, showed much more details about the remake, showing scenes from the opening bombing mission and a few of the interactions between Cloud and the members of Avalanche. It also showed some of the combat from the remake, which looked active as opposed to the original turn-based combat from the 1997 release. In short, it looked like a whole new game.

What do you think, single players? Is this announcement a welcome one? Or would you rather wait for a full release of the title? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to follow OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter (@Official_OnlySP) for more news about Final Fantasy VII and all your other favorite single player titles.


Brienne Gacke
Writer, journalist, teacher, pedant. Brienne's done just about anything and everything involving words and now she's hoping to use them for something she's passionate about: video games. She's been gaming since the onset of the NES era and has never looked back.

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