Final Fantasy VII Remade as a Side-Scrolling Beat ‘Em Up
Watch Cloud and Tifa tear apart Shinra's forces in footage from this fan-made game that changes Final Fantasy VII into a side-scrolling beat 'em up. Better yet, you can play it online.
We've seen all kinds of unauthorized Final Fantasy VII remakes and spin-offs done by the fans over the years. Most of them ended up being better than that mediocre Dirge of Cerburus spin-off (no offense to anyone who liked it just because it takes place in the FFVII-verse, but I have standards). FFVII: Re-Imagined is a fan-made remake that features Cloud and Tifa killing baddies all throughout Sector 7 (you can actually try it out here on its official page). This rendition of the game is interesting because it's not another video remake, but it's actually a side-scrolling beat 'em up you can play. That's right — this features Cloud and Tifa fighting in a style of gameplay similar to Streets of Rage. Instead of using special moves, the duo has access to a wide array of melee attacks and Materia, including Summons.
In related news, we've learned that Final Fantasy XV will launch sometime in 2016 (most likely late 2016) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, there is no type of launch window announced for the Final Fantasy VII remake. Considering that Tetsuya Nomura didn't even know he was directing the remake until he was shown the E3 2015 trailer back at Square Enix HQ, I have a feeling they're still in the early stages of development. I'd guesstimate that the official FFVII remake won't launch until late 2017 at the earliest to coincide with the game's 20 year anniversary.
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