Indeed, one of the most illustrious pieces of game art redone you’ll ever see!
Final Fantasy VII was originally released 22 years ago, on September 7, 1997 in North America, and the developers Square Enix recently celebrated the anniversary by recreating the most iconic piece of artwork for the forthcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Redesigning a popular image that was used on the cover back then, the video game company has added more details to the setting, the Buster Sword, and Cloud himself. It certainly gives a kick to the gaming enthusiasts! Check out the brilliant work for yourself –
On September 7, 1997, we released the original FINAL FANTASY VII in North America.
To celebrate the anniversary we've remade one of the most iconic pieces of artwork from the original game, and now there are just under 6 months until the launch of #FinalFantasy VII Remake! #FF7R pic.twitter.com/OLjw4g6kOQ
— FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (@finalfantasyvii) September 7, 2019
The image showcases Cloud looking at the larger-than-life Shinra Headquarters building, holding his Buster Sword. The picture looks quite fascinating, thanks to all the efforts the creative artists put in, in a chase to better the original design. Extra brownie points go to the talented team for striking a remarkable balance between maintaining the original look and giving it just the apt contemporary makeover to perfectly fit into the new-age gaming universe.
The upcoming action role-playing video game was last seen at E3 2019, where we were shown an extended gameplay and combat demonstration, along with the popular character, Tifa.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is due to launch for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. However, it will comprise a small part of the story, as the makers have planned to reveal the game into several parts. Each segment will be treated like a complete JRPG, packed with all the content. Be ready to play the first part set in Midgar; it will be the first 10 hours of the 40-hour story.
The Deluxe or Standard edition of the game is up for pre-order on Amazon.