Final Fantasy 7 Remake Shipping Early to Europe and AUS Due to COVID-19

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake releases April 10, but its release is heavily impacted by the global pandemic of COVID-19. With the closure of physical stores such as GameStop and the general logistical problems with the pandemic, many physical editions may not ship on time.

To try and get ahead of any launch woes, Square Enix has announced they are shipping Final Fantasy 7 Remake “far earlier than usual to Europe and Australia.” The US copies are being shipped this week and Square Enix is “optimistic that most of you will receive the game for launch day.”

Square Enix is unable to provide exact dates on when each region will receive the game. As part of the announcement, they have a message for fans not to spoil the game before the official launch day of April 10.

If you get the game early, please think of others and don’t spoil it for them. We know there are potential spoilers that have been out there for over two decades as the original Final Fantasy 7 was released in 1997. But Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a new game that still has many surprises for everyone. All our fans and players deserve to experience the game for themselves, and we ask for that support of our dedicated community around the world to ensure that.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a big-budget remake of the seminal 90s console RPG, focusing on the early game portion that takes place in the city of Midgar. It’s coming to PlayStation 4 and rated T for teen.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Art Books Available this Fall

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Square Enix has announced a fun gift idea for Final Fantasy super-fans. Two Final Fantasy 7 art books are launching later this year, based on upcoming blockbuster RPG Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which releases on April 10.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake: World Preview is a hardcover, 100-page art book filled with full-color illustrations. It also includes “essential information on characters, settings, gameplay, and more.” Game director Tetsuya Nomura and producer Yoshinori Kitase provide introductions and commentary. The World Preview book will release on September 8 for $24.99.

The Final Fantasy 7 Poster Collection collects 22 full-color, large-format, removable art prints. The posters depict scenes from Final Fantasy 7 Remake as well as the original Final Fantasy 7, and spin-offs Advent Children, Dirge of Cerberus, and Crisis Core. The Poser Collection book will ship November 17, for $24.99.

Both books will be launching via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Square Enix store.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake is large-scale remake of the beloved 1997 RPG, greatly expanding the scope of the game’s first area, Midgar. It stars Cloud Strife, a former corporate soldier turned rebel mercenary as he makes new allies and battles the oppressive Shinra corporation in the city of Midgar. The game will release on April 10 for PlayStation 4. It’s rated T for Teen.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Demo Available Now on PlayStation 4

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If you’re curious about all the fuss with the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Square Enix has released a free demo today on the PlayStation Store. Downloading the demo before May 11 will also provide an exclusive PlayStation 4 theme when the full game launches on April 10.

The limited demo includes the opening chapter of the story, centered around the bombing mission of the Mako Reactor.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake stars Cloud Strife, a former strike force member of the powerful Shinra corporation, which controls the planet’s life force. In the opening chapter, Cloud has left Shinra to join forces with a rebellious mercenary group called Avalanche to shut down the reactor in the city of Midgar.

The remake covers only a fraction of the full 1997 RPG, taking place entirely within the opening area of Midgar, but expanding on many story and gameplay elements. The combat system uses a hybrid of real-time action with strategic commands.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released on April 10 with standard, deluxe, and a 1st Class Edition on PlayStation 4. It’s rated T for Teen with Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, and Violence.