What? You thought this project was forgotten? With the rush of news regarding Advent Children Complete, we had to shift gears, but during the wait for the western release of ACC, we figured we would continue where we left off. Hitoshura has translated the remaining character profiles for the main characters of FFVII from the FFVII Ultimania Omega Early Material Files. Enjoy reading their potential scenarios and back stories.
After announcing three Entertainment Packs this year (Rock Band Unplugged, Hannah Montana: Rock Out the Show and Assassin’s Creed), Sony announced today that will bundle Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children along with a Mystic Silver PSP 3000 and a 2 gigabyte Memory Stick Pro Duo. The Package will be GameStop exclusive and will cost U$199,99, shipping on August 25th.
The movie Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children Complete is to be released in Europe in July.
The Amazon’s french site listed the release date as June 10 a few months ago, but recently other sites, such as Amazon’s UK site and Play.com, have listed the release date as in July, though Amazon listed the release date as July 13, while Play has listed it as July 27. Either way, and even though there wasn’t any official announcement about it yet, we can assume that ACC will be released in Europe during July, 2009.
SQUARE-ENIX has released today the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete official US site. The Blu-ray extended version of Advent Children will be released on US at June 2, with the sugested price of $38.96. There will be no Final Fantasy XIII Trial Version or Cloud Black PS3 Bundle for the US version.
In an interview with Final Fantasy Union, Director Takeshi Arakawa and Producer Yoshinori Kitase reveal some of the new additions and changes for the US version. One of them being new character appearances and abilities for the playable characters.
Final Fantasy Union: You’ve mentioned there are some differences between the Japanese and Western versions; will there be any other differences?
Takeshi Arakawa: You can see new abilities for the characters, which are only available in the overseas version. Also there are some characters which don’t appear in any events in the Japanese version but they do in the western version.
One of the new additions to the re-release of the FFVII 10th Anniversary Ultimania, is an eye opening interview with Takahiro Sakurai, the voice actor of Cloud Strife. A big thanks to our forum member Defade for translating this interview. Enjoy reading about the man behind the fictional hero!
To me, FFVII was something that left a great impression.
-Did you play FF7 when it first came out?
Sakurai: Absolutely. I was a gamer ever since the Famicon era, and I’ve played every FF game starting from I. VII was my favorite among those. Even if those polygons seem outdated now, the prospect of playing a game with such quality back then was like a dream. I was impressed by the impact it had. I rushed to buy it on the release day, and ever since then my life has been about playing FFVII.(laughs) I even bought a playstation just so I could play VII. I had to get a part time job in a game store to save up money.
Last week some of the Square-Enix staff, namely planning director Takashi Arakawa and Yoshinori Kitase (director, writer and producer) were present at a gaming event in Munich, Germany. Below is a translation (thanks to Tetsujin) regarding their writing of the scenario and possibly ideas for a sequel. Continue reading →
A new Static Arts figure of Cloud in Final Fantasy VII was recently added to the Japanese Square Enix store. It shows Cloud standing in his classic SOLDIER pose in Aerith’s church, with rays of sunlight coming down onto the flowers at his feet. Click the title of the article, or the Read link to check out all the images.