Finally We Get To See Final Fantasy VII Remake & Kingdom Hearts III Progress
Just when we hit a dry spell lacking of Kingdom Hearts III & Final Fantasy VII Remake progress, Square Enix has unveiled screenshots for the two games at the Monaco Anime Game International Conferences 2017 in France or MAGIC2017 for short.
Here we are presented with screenshots of rather familiar user interface (UI) where Cloud going against Shinra soldier. In case if you’re wondering where have you seen this UI, the familiar UI system was first seen in Tetsuya Nomura’s Final Fantasy Versus XIII gameplay. I can only assume that the whole UI & battle mechanics is being brought forward to Final Fantasy VII Remake after Hajime Tabata took helm of the game & revamped it into Final Fantasy XV. Since this appear to be a screenshot of an early build of the game, it would have evolve to something different once the final product is out on the store shelve.
During the interview via Gameblog.fr, Tetsuya Nomura said, “I’ve put a lot of attention into the combat system, and it’s going to happen without interruption. In meetings, we’ve had a lot of problems with the grenades.”
Another screenshot, which most of us would be familiar with is a screenshot of Cloud & Barrett fighting against a big scorpion tank, just like the original Final Fantasy VII. Here’s a screenshot of the original Final Fantasy VII battle against scorpion tank, just to refresh your memory.
Tetsuya Nomura said, “Here is the first boss in the game,” Nomura continued. “It’s a Scorpion, and the scenery will be partly destructible. Sorry, I asked to show a video, but the company refused. The menus are not yet final, but I will talk more on another occasion.”
Last but not least, we get to see a glimpse of Kingdom Hearts III screenshot for the very first time. Tetsuya Nomura explained, “It’s happening in Thebes and they are fighting a new model of the Heartless. The Keyblade turns into a lot of things. Here it is a shield, but it can also be transformed into a chariot. This is called Power Form.”
This is definitely exciting stuff. However, Tetsuya Nomura needed to do more than teasing fans with static screenshots & key art before everyone loose interest & thinking it would be a vapourware like we almost did with Final Fantasy Versus XIII before Hajime Tabata brought it from the ashes & created the magnificent Final Fantasy XV.