I’m not a fan of Final Fantasy VII. I played it when it first came out in 1997, finished it and wasn’t impressed. Hell, I thought Wild Arms (another RPG that came out around the same time) was a better RPG. I still do in fact.

That hasn’t stopped me from admiring how awesome the new Final Fantasy VII Remake looks and plays.

Here’s the latest gameplay trailer in case you have no idea what I’m talking about.

The graphics are nothing short of phenomenal but it’s the updated ATB system that impresses us the most. It seems like a great blend of action and old school gameplay that should please fans and newcomers alike.

Slashing as Cloud looks pretty cool and Barrett looks like a damn fun character to use too. Seems to play completely different to Cloud with the new battle system since his long range capabilities actually matter this time around!

Seeing the game in action, I can’t help but wonder how their final Limit Breaks will look. Even on the PS1, Cloud’s Omnislash was a pretty impressive move. I can’t wait to see how magnificently gussied up it’ll look in the Final Fantasy VII Remake!

Pre-orders for the game will be up on PSN from 1pm today, with the Standard Edition going for $74.90 and the Digital Deluxe Edition for $103.90

If you REALLY have money to burn and are a hardcore fan, you might even want to consider splurging on the 1st Class edition.

We still prefer the Fenris though.

It’s a cool USD$329.99 (around SGD$450.50) but you get everything from the Deluxe Edition PLUS the Play Arts Kai Hardy Daytona and Cloud Strife figures. If you’re interested, head on over to the Square Enix store to get it. It’s already up for pre-order and chances are it’ll sell out real soon.

Whichever version you buy, Final Fantasy VII Remake hits the PS4 on March 3 2020.

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. Recently, Sal served as a juror for the Indie Game Awards at Taipei Game Show 2020. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.