Update: So a cold bucket of water has just been dumped on eager fans waiting for more news about Final Fantasy VII Remake. Gematsu has tweeted that the news/translation of a new announcement related to Final Fantasy VII Remake may have been misinterpreted. Instead, co-director Motomu Toriyama will be participating in a program where he discusses the game, but does not explicitly state he’ll share anything new about it. While that doesn’t mean a new announcement won’t happen, it doesn’t confirm it either. You can read the clarification below.
I’m seeing reports, based on this video, that Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director Motomu Toriyama is teasing an announcement for the Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour concert on February 13. These are inaccurate. Here is what Toriyama says: https://t.co/EuGZgv4idN pic.twitter.com/W9pzmpwTix
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) February 8, 2021
Original Story: Final Fantasy VII Remake was one of 2020’s best games and since it’s only the first installment of a multi-part series, the biggest question we all want answered is when the next chapter will arrive. Perhaps we’ll get some sort of answer during this weekend’s Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour where the game’s co-director has announced that new details on the game will be revealed exclusively at the event.
The FF7 Remake Orchestra World Tour is a traveling concert that performs, you guessed it, live renditions of songs from both the original game and Remake. On Saturday, February 13 they’ll be livestreaming a performance from Tokyo. In a video posted on by the Square Enix Music Twitter account and translated by Aitai Kimochi (thanks Video Game Chronicle), Final Fantasy VII Remake co-director Motomu Toriyama discussed the concert and shared the following:
“In addition to the performance, we have a special program planned as well. There will be a few things about FF7R that will be revealed only during this concert. I will also take part in this program, so please tune in!
So the million dollar question is what could the news be? The knee-jerk reaction is information on Part 2. That would be great, but, if I’m being realistic, I’d expect an announcement for the multi-platform (and maybe new-gen) versions of Part 1. Remember that Final Fantasy VII Remake is a timed PS4 exclusive until March 3 of this year, which is now less than a month away. I also not convinced the news will be related to the various Final Fantasy VII related trademarks Square Enix registered in January, but stranger things have happened. Since the concert will be livestreamed in Japanese, fans who don’t speak the language may have to wait for a translation of the news assuming the show isn’t subtitled.
So what do you think the news will be? Let us know in the comments!
[Source: Video Games Chronicle]