Tetsuya Nomura and Yoshinori Kitase had a few comments that confirm Square Enix has said all in on Final Fantasy VII.
The messages originate from Twitter, and for a good reason: in Japan, the PS1 indeed received Final Fantasy VII on January 31, 1997, bringing the franchise into mainstream fame. “This year marks the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. It also marks the 35th anniversary of the Final Fantasy series itself, which means that Final Fantasy VII was born in the 10th year of that 35-year long history. I had always thought of Final Fantasy VII as a recent game, but it has become one of the games from the ‘early series.’ Even so, we were honoured last year when it was voted as the third most popular game ever by gamers in a (Japanese) TV poll. We could achieve something like that is very much thanks to all the support we have had from our fans over the long years. Thank you so much.
Final Fantasy VII has re-emerged as the latest game in the series once again, with titles like Final Fantasy VII Remake and Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, and you can look forward to even more exciting new developments in the future!”, Kitase, Final Fantasy VII’s director and Final Fantasy VII Remake’s project producer wrote.
“With the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII this year, the game has now existed for a quarter-century. I am genuinely grateful to all the fans who have loved Final Fantasy VII over these 25 years, and thanks to your support, Cloud has never felt far away over that time. Continuing from Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier has also now opened for service. Next, we have Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis waiting in the wings. With all of these exciting new projects, I get a release sense of how more and more people are supporting Final Fantasy VII. The fans from the original game and those who never experienced it are being drawn to the unique world of Final Fantasy VII.
And there will be even more new Final Fantasy VII projects that start up after the remake in the future. The team see this 25th anniversary as a waypoint on our journey with Final Fantasy VII, and will continue pressing ahead to even greater things, so please keep supporting us in the future!”, Tetsuya Nomura, “Final Fantasy VII character design, etc. and Final Fantasy VII Remake project creative director,” added.
We never thought they’d bring out this much from a single title.
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