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FFVIIR Official Concept Art & Twitter Whatnots

I wonder what all the mini map will show. I hope everything of interest isn't highlighted and you still have to do a fair amount of exploration. Love finding things outside of the normal treasure chests.
I usually disable the mini maps in video games so you could also do that if the mini map highlights stuff you would like to stay hidden for you. From the looks of it, there will compass as well and a marker on screen to your destination if I am not mistaken now. :D

Maybe we will be getting the option to choose from mini map, compass or just a destination marker on screen.
 

pxp

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Is the Masamune in the picture of Sephiroth in Shinra HQ covered in blood? Not sure if it’s been mentioned anywhere, but if so it certainly has some implications for a certain later scene and blood content. Which has of course been a hot topic of debate for a while ....
 

Clean Cut Chaos

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Cub Chaos
I'm personally hoping that the Sephiroth image is like the adult Tifa on the water tower or Barret and Marlene in the church images. Iconic locations and characters, but scenes that don't really happen in the way depicted. Half of the magic for me was the mysteriousness of Seph for a good bit of the game. The unfolding of events in the HQ in the OG were perfection, IMNSHO.
 
True, but there is no mystery about Sephiroth anymore. Even people who have never played FF7 know who he is and what he looks like. To newbies, keeping as hidden for as much of the story could be seen as annoying. Jerking them around when they know full well what the deal is.

That said, I agree that this doesn't prove we're gonna see him murder the president. It could just be a render, or this could be an image that flashes on the screen when Palmer tells the party he saw Sephiroth.
 

Ryuman

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True, but there is no mystery about Sephiroth anymore. Even people who have never played FF7 know who he is and what he looks like. To newbies, keeping as hidden for as much of the story could be seen as annoying. Jerking them around when they know full well what the deal is.

That said, I agree that this doesn't prove we're gonna see him murder the president. It could just be a render, or this could be an image that flashes on the screen when Palmer tells the party he saw Sephiroth.
Yep, it's one of those things that will keep coming up again and again, but I personally wouldn't blame them whichever direction they went in regards to FF7's original twists.

I also thought this could've been Palmer's POV. They could still protect the perceived integrity of the scene by doing it that way. Original bloody reveal, then Palmer's visualised account- or an entire cutaway. Perhaps that would make the most people happy lol.
 
I hope President Shinra's death is revealed in a similar way as the original. Doing things the same way isn't going to create the same feeling--it'll be less "Just how strong is Sephiroth!?" and more "Yup, that's how that happened!" In a perfect world, they find a way to handle that scene that impresses new players and surprises old ones.
 
Agreed... Not really sure who's the market for that kind of stuff. If this is up for sale, there must be a demand somewhere, right?
Then who the hell would have this much disposable income?
When I think that my local university printing services can get you HQ 48" x 36" prints for less than $40 CAD...
 

Cloud_S

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The JP site was updated today, now with Sephiroth, Pres. Shinra, Heidegger and Roche in the "Characters" section.

Renders etc:















They've also updated the "Media" section with non-upscaled (but still cropped and smaller than the previous Cloud/Aerith/Barret keyart uploads) Tifa and Sephiroth keyart:






Lastly the "System" section was updated as well and we now have clear renders of Chocobo & Mog and Shiva summons (they've also updated the Ifrit render so I'm including that again):





 
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Prism

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The amount of detail in these models is pretty astounding - especially that Aeris render. Ah, I guess President Shinra's hands looking like that could be just 'cause they made him from a base model and just kept the hands? I dunno. Maybe it's cause FF also tends to idealize things. I have no idea.




Glad to see this old Tifa render remade in the new style! They carried the emotion of the piece over perfectly, I think. SE is continuing to knock it out of the park.
 
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