Fans have been pleading for a remake of Final Fantasy VII for years now. Finally, last year Yoichi Wada, the president of Square Enix, came out and made the remake plans official. Final Fantasy VII: Jenova’s Rebirth is slated for a 4th quarter 2012 release.
Yoichi Wada, the president and chief executive of Square Enix, said that the company has “heard its fans’ pleadings to remake FFVII”, which was released over 14 years ago for the PS1.
Prior to this Wada had said “Right now we don’t have a clear direction, but many fans have requested we remake Final Fantasy VII, we’re going to explore the possibility – whether or not we’re going to do it, if we’re going to do it, and the platform.”
Previously, Final Fantasy XIII director Motomu Toriyama said Final Fantasy VII was the remake he wanted to do most. “If we can get the number of people we need by all means that would be the one I would really want to remake.”
Although there have been many “Final” Fantasy’s released over the years, none have done as well as Final Fantasy 7. A remake of the game will bring tears to the eyes of old school gamers and give newer, younger gamers a chance to play the lone wolf Cloud and experience Aeris, Sephiroth, Jenova, and Midgar for the first time.
I for one, cannot wait!