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Final Fantasy VII Remake Trailer Offers First Glimpse of New Combat

| 5 Dec 2015 19:55

Real-time combat and so much Barrett.

During the PlayStation Experience keynote event today, a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake was debuted and it shows a lot more than you might normally expect from a Square Enix project announced less than a year ago.

Most of the trailer consists of CGI sequences, early scenes from the game introducing Cloud, Barrett and secondary members of the eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE, but gameplay is in there too. Exploration through Midgar is demonstrated, and the footage gives the impression that environments will be fully rendered and use a player-controlled camera.

Even combat gets a little bit of play, and looks like it's scrapped the "Active Time Battle" system in the original game for something more like modern Final Fantasy.

In other Final Fantasy VII news announced at the show, the PlayStation 4 port of the original is available now on PlayStation Network. The port features upscaled graphics and retails for $15.99.

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