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New Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshots Show Red XIII, Side Quests, and More

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New Final Fantasy VII Remake Screenshots Show Red XIII, Side Quests, and More

See Tifa in action, an iconic weapon, and meet a new character, Chadley.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is just under two months away, but we thought you might want to see just a little more before you get your hands on it for real.

We have some brand new screenshots from the game to show you — take a look:

Red XIII

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

What is Red XIII? As he himself says: “I am that which you see before you. Nothing more.”

He may look like a beast, with his red fur, sharp fangs and tail of flames, but Red XIII is as eloquent as any human.

He has been captured by Shinra for use as a test subject, and is being held in Hojo’s scientific facility. Speaking of the sinister scientist…

Hojo

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

This enigmatic figure is the Director of Shira Electric Power Company’s Research and Development Division. He creates various biological weapons for the company, and he’s not bound by notions of morality.

Hojo will not hesitate to take a life if his experiments demand it. In a previous collaborative role, he performed special surgery on soldiers to increase their physical strength, giving birth to the elite SOLDIERS.

Tifa in battle – the basics

Next we’ll look at one of the main heroes, and how she operates in battle. Tifa Lockhart is a swift fighter, who uses her martial arts to damage enemies.

She can combo fast attacks with repeated presses of the □ button, and unleash unique abilities by pressing △.

In the following screenshots, we can see her unleashing some of those skills.

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Whirling Uppercut: Tifa launches an enemy into the air with an upwards strike.

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Omnistrike: Tifa smacks into her foe with a powerful shoulder slam.

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Rise and Fall: Tifa attacks with a series of brutal kicks, and finishes with a powerful striking fist.

Tifa’s Battle Abilities

When Tifa’s ATB bar is filled by attacking enemies, she can use a special ability. These screenshots show a couple of them in action:

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Tifa’s True Strike move hits the enemy in front of her with a swift attack

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She can also finish off an enemy with an intensely powerful dive kick.

Materia and Weapons

Here’s a look at some of the Materia and weapons you’ll be able to use in Final Fantasy VII Remake:

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Healing Materia lets you use spells like Cure and Cura. In the screenshot above, we can see Aerith using Regen – a spell that will gradually heal its target for a while.

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The Deadly Dodge Materia turns any attack made after evading an attack into a powerful melee strike. Any character can use it – not just Cloud.

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When you equip a weapon, it will be reflected in your character’s appearance in and out of battle. This image is a reimagined version of a fan-favorite – we think the team nailed it!

Mercenary Quests

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Cloud can help out the many people across Midgar, including local merchants. These tasks are varied — he’ll be asked to deal with anything, from taking out troublesome monsters to finding lost cats.

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In this quest, Cloud is asked to deal with some Drakes. He’ll get valuable rewards for completing the task.

Battle Report

Meet Chadley, a 15-year-old Research trainee, working under Professor Hojo. He’s researching new types of Materia, and needs a little help from Cloud.

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You can collect Battle Report quests from Chadley in the Sector 7 slums. He’ll ask you to achieve various requirements, such as making a certain number of enemies burst or use Assess Materia a certain number of times.

Complete these tasks, and he’ll develop more Materia that you can buy.

Summons

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

The Chocobo Chick may look cute, but don’t be fooled — its magical attacks pack a serious punch! It’s included when you preorder any edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake

This is Carbuncle — a mystical creature with a ruby attached to its forehead. It uses this gem to bestow a variety of powers on its allies. You’ll get this summon if you preorder the Digital Deluxe Edition from PlayStation Store.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake

Cactuar! This vacant-faced cactus can fire off thousands of needles at a time. You’ll get Cactuar when you preorder the Deluxe Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, or 1st Class Editions of the game.

Environments

In Final Fantasy VII Remake, iconic locations from the original game have been recreated with amazing modern graphics. Not only that, there will be additional areas that you couldn’t get to in the original.

Let’s take a look at a couple of areas:

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The Mako Reactor sucks out Mako from the core of the planet. It’s then turned into electricity or liquid gas for cities — though it’s also used to produce Materia and for other research.

The Shinra Electric Power Company has a monopoly on the resource, and have set up various Mako reactors across the world. However, some question the safety of this, and there have been confirmed cases of accidents in reactors at remote locations.

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The Corkscrew Tunnel connects the slum streets to the nicer living areas on top of Midgar’s plates. The tunnel coils upwards in a giant corkscrew through the center of Midgar. Passengers on the train carriages are always checked for ID and movement between cars is closely monitored. When an intruder is discovered, military-grade weapons are deployed and intruders are dealt with quickly.


Final Fantasy VII Remake releases for PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020. To preorder, head to PlayStation Store or www.FFVII-REMAKE.com.

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36 Comments

  • It’s beautiful. :’)

  • MY EYES ARE LOVING ALL OF THIS.

  • Is it just me or does it seem like some of the screenshots that seem like benign images showing off the game these past months, have had locations outside of midgar. With enemies from outside midgar. Enemies from as far as wutai and locations as far as the gongaga reactor and Cosmo canyon. I swear one location is from that reactor near coral/costal del Sol.

    I’m expecting the game to end just short of kalm, but there seems to be evidence that there is more. Which would make me insanely happy. Maybe someone at square can dash my hopes early.

  • Weapons change and will be visible, but what about armor and accessories?

  • locking summons behind preordering and premium editions xD

    • They didn’t lock them, they are extra DLC summons for pre ordering. There will be many more summons than just these 3.

    • Carbuncle and Cactaur weren’t available as summons in the original so they’re extra. Now, if they had put Knights of the Round or Ifrit or any other summon from the original behind paywalls, that would be ****. I generally dislike pre order bonuses as a concept though. Some people like to wait to make sure the game is any good before committing money so they dont get burned (No Man’s Sky?). Borderlands 3 had “early purchaser” bonus, which I liked. Either preorder or buy within a month of release, you get the bonus.

  • What’s with the Megamind summons?

  • What the…?! What happened to Carbuncle?! Seriously?! Square Enix… not only did I find that the Final Fantasy XV Carby was not really nice… this one sure is undeniably a total awful waste! Man… I miss my Final Fantasy XI Carby sooo much… this one… it… looks like you folks asked the guys who made the 1st SONIC from the movie to create this one.

    Please… reconsider… I don’t care if it means pushing the game further back to this summer or whatsoever… but please… DON’T DO THIS TO CARBY!!!

    #AwfulCarby #MegaMindCarby #1stSonicMovieCarby

  • NAILBAT!!

    Also, demo. When?

  • It seems good. Im liking the video

  • How can Red XIII have side quests you meet him in Shinra and leave the city… They said disc one is only Midgar now right?

  • That carbuncle has more of a fivehead than a forehead.

  • Never got into any of the FF games, but this is definitely getting picked up on release.

  • What happened to Carbuncle? It looks lame. I demand they redo it as a FFVIII Carb…

  • Seriously! Does everything have to have a particle effect on it? Only things that should have particle effects is summons and magic, Tifa’s punches and clouds nail bat should not be creating fireworks,a lot of the pictures you can hardly see the enemy design because there’s so much firework particle effects in front of them! If they insist on it then atleast turn it way down for the regular attacks,it’s sort of overdoing it like some kinda kingdom hearts attraction..and the ground textures are sorta last gen looking. But that ones just a nitpick, everything else looks amazing so far

  • Playable Red 13???

  • I am one of the “doubters” if you will – and I still am.
    I have played every single player FF to date. This one will get played, eventually – but not until the price drops a lot.

    It looks okay – but it looks immensely similar to FFXV. While that was not a bad game, it was far from spectacular.
    Very pretty, but I’m still one of those who has FFVI as my favourite FF – graphics are not a deciding factor for me.

  • I still remember his real name…. and I find it funny that hes talking so eloquently when hes only a teenager.

  • Ugh, I hate digital-only-preorder DLC. I used the last of my Best Buy GCU and some reward vouchers to get Deluxe for 60… but because of that I’m gonna miss out on Carby. As a summoner main in 14, that hurts.

  • Chocobo and carbuncle don’t look right. Trying to be nice so I’ll refrain from saying what they look like

  • Um… I’m actually starting to be somewhat interested in this, despite my teenage deleted-save-induced trauma relating to Midgar, BUT… what the actual heck is with the giant foreheads on the summons? Whatever that new art style is, I for one would be very happy if it went away.

  • I don’t like Final Fantasy games having “quest” structure and quest lists. That’s something I expect from western RPGs and one of my turn-offs about FF15. And yeah, the super saiyan chocobo chick and carbuncle look weird.

    • Me either… those quest make it so generic and westernized, and ff15 had some most generic quest i ever saw in a game

  • I really want to like this, but it’s a party ARPG which always turn out to be a letdown

  • Carbuncle looks bad. VERY BAD. This is the kind of **** that makes me really worried about this game. They show their true colors every now and then and this is horrific looking. I am a huge FF7 fan from the past and the original game is literally my favorite game of all time. Simple stuff like this is easy to get right. Did anyone complain about ff15 Carbuncle? No. Did anyone complain about FF9 Carbuncle? No. Why in the holy hell would you make such an asinine looking character? especially when you’ve gotten it right in the past?

    PLEASE FIX…

  • I want to explore every inch of ffvii remake but im thinking twice on these pre orders we getting more forehead then summons ;)

  • I’m absolutely amazed by how Square Enix is force-feeding us. We just wanted FF7 with next gen graphics type of remake. Like Shadow of the Colossus or Ratchet & Clank. But of course they know better.

  • There are only really a couple of games a year worth preordering. This is one of them.

  • Oh BTW, if you just want the original game, then play the original game for the seven hundredth time. You have that option.

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