Big Swords and Spikey Hair are in: Final Fantasy VII is Finally Getting a Remake

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

It’s finally happening. After years of rumors, petitions, and pleads, Final Fantasy fans got the announcement they’ve been waiting for: Final Fantasy VII is getting a full-fledged remake.

Square-Enix unveiled the remake at Sony’s E3 2015 press conference with a gorgeous CG trailer amid the impassioned cheers of fans in the audience. While just a teaser, it confirmed that Final Fantasy VII will in fact be getting the remake treatment, something fans have been pining for ever since a tech demo at E3 2005 featured the opening scene of Final Fantasy VII remade utilizing the powerful 3D graphics of the then-new PlayStation 3. Alas, the tech demo turned out to be nothing more than that, but it ignited a fire that spread throughout the Final Fantasy fan base that never ceased. Thankfully, ten years after the tech demo, Final Fantasy VII is being remade for real, and the internet has gone bonkers once again.

Final Fantasy VII, originally released back in 1997 on the first PlayStation, is widely regarded as one of the best games in the Final Fantasy franchise, and is held in high regard among fans and critics alike. We know next to nothing about the remake. How this new version of the game will differ from the original and what sort of new content will be included is yet to be seen. However, with Square-Enix holding a press conference of its own on June 16, 2015, we’re hoping more details are within our grasp. No release date was given either, but fans will be able to experience the return of this iconic fan-favorite first on PlayStation 4.

The return of Cloud, Sephiroth, and friends wasn’t the only Final Fantasy news from Sony’s presser. A new, Sony-exclusive game, World of Final Fantasy, was revealed, though aside from a short video with cute characters and monsters, there wasn’t much said about the. While not much was detailed about the game, we did learn it will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2016. We’re banking on this title showing up at Square-Enix’s conference tomorrow as well.