Digital Rerelease Of SquareEnix's Final Fantasy VII PC Port Due Soon

Digital-Rerelease-Of-SquareEnixs-Final-Fantasy-VII-PC-Port-Due-SoonJust days after a HD remake of Final Fantasy VII was promised (once the iconic release is surpassed by a newer title), SquareEnix have made an additional announcement to keep the eager fan boys at bay. The PC port of Final Fantasy VII is due to be rereleased for modern computers with new features in the near future.

Achievements are understandably the first addition to this digital rerelease, something modern gamers will expect. Securing a Gold Chocobo and Knights of the Round Materia are most likely going to be trophy material, but what about the more unusual hidden events such as taking Barret on a date? Whilst these might not add a great deal to the gameplay, it's going to be interesting to see how SquareEnix implements them.

The next new feature is the introduction of handy, although not necessary, cloud (online, not Cloud Strife) based save games.

Alongside these sits a final addition which is either going to go down a treat with retro gamers, or put them off the game entirely. SquareEnix have opted to include functionality on their website which will allow players to 'boost' their characters. According to the official Final Fantasy VII PC website, you can "increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure". Whether or not this will be a monetised service is yet to be known, but our initial reaction is that clicking this booster button will potentially leave you with an empty adventure and an easy path to those ever so important achievements.

Features aside we've very much looking forward to enjoying Final Fantasy VII once more as we patiently await the HD remake that's long overdue.

Final Fantasy VII for PC - Announcement Trailer

Link: Final Fantasy VII for PC


Last Updated ( 05 July 2012 )  

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(Link to this comment) wbarryk 2012-07-05 20:12
I can't wait to buy an other FF7 for an other console...just bang on "limited edition" ........... GAWD and they wonder why it's going down hill for them. (FF XIII-2+1 funding not going that well?)

"increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure",
Then what would the point of playing the same game again if your already at max? i know its one reason why i play over again, get max 99 all characters every materia MASTER (Knights of the round for each character) over again etc.
(Link to this comment) Amarthar 2012-07-06 11:20
"increase your HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure" - That's called a trainer.

And the re-release is just another cash-in on the franchise. I've got the first edition FFVII on PC, bought it for the full retail price when it came out and I'm not paying for it again.

Besides the PC port was sh*t. Looked ugly and had tons of glitches. And who gave them the idea that the numeric keypad is the best default way to play a game?
(Link to this comment) wbarryk 2012-07-06 22:52
Yeah it's funny why no update to run ff7 on newer pc machines....or not funny
(Link to this comment) Amarthar 2012-07-24 09:48
At least no official update. There are tons of fan-made patches to run it on modern systems. Though the easiest way is to just boot up ePSXe and pop in the PS1 version.
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