Square Enix has revealed the box art for Final Fantasy VII Remake! Along with this, PlayStation published a new blog post detailing the past information from TGS 2019. They re-clarified Classic Mode which may be due to confusion about the mode. Here are the details about the box art and Classic Mode:
The artwork pays homage to the North American cover used in the original Final Fantasy VII and features our hero, Cloud Strife, ready to take on the tyrannical Shinra Corporation.
Here’s one touch I’m particularly fond of: you can see two glowing materia equipped at the base of Cloud’s iconic Buster Sword. These colorful orbs allow our heroes to use powerful magic in combat – and the fact that you can see them equipped is a perfect example of the love, care and attention to detail being put into every aspect of the game.
Classic Mode allows players to focus on issuing commands in combat, without having to worry about dodging and blocking in real time.
When you enter a battle, a gauge (called ATB – a fun nod to the original game’s Active Time Battle system) automatically fills up. Once those gauges have filled up, you can issue commands to spend those charges – for example, do you use a special attack, cast some magic, or use an item? It’s all up to you.
Classic mode is just the thing for players who prefer to focus on tactics and strategy in combat rather than moment to moment action. And it’s perfect for fans who are nostalgic for menu-based RPGs like the original Final Fantasy VII.
Mini-games from the original release are returning as well like the squats mini-game. Here’s the special stage broadcast from TGS 2019:
Final Fantasy VII Remake releases on March 3rd, 2020 for PS4. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for more of the latest in Japanese gaming news!