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Final Fantasy VII Remake Arrives in March 2020, New E3 Gameplay Trailer Released

June 10, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Square Enix finally revealed the long-awaited release date for the highly-anticipated Final Fantasy VII remake at this week’s E3 2019 Live Event, showing new gameplay and also the planned special editions for the upcoming release. You can also check out the new E3 gameplay trailer below. The Remake arrives in March 2020.

FFVII Remake version will feature a new hybrid battle system that will have real-time action mixed with strategic, command-based combat, compared to the turn-based combat system for the original version. The new trailer shows some footage of the new battle system in action.

Additionally, Square Enix revealed the game’s unique special editions, including the Deluxe Edition and the Square Enix Store-exclusive 1st Class Edition. The Deluxe Edition features a hardback art book, a Mini-Soundtrack CD, Summon Materia DLC allowing players to summon Cactuar in game, and a Sephiroth SteelBook Case. The Digital Deluxe Edition contains a digital art book, a digital Mini-Soundtrack, and the Summon Materia DLC.

For the 1st Class Edition, it comes with all the Deluxe Edition content, along with the Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC, and a Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife and Hardy Daytona box set (bundled separately).

All the sets are available to pre-order, but the 1st Class Edition is only available to pre-order in limited quantities at the Square Enix Store. Now, if you want to go for the 1st Class edition, it’s not going to be cheap. It’s priced at the Square Enix store for the price of $329.99. Meanwhile, the Deluxe Edition is going for $79.99.

As a pre-order bonus, players will receive the Chocobo Chick Summon Materia DLC for the game at launch. Another pre-order bonus for the digital edition from the PlayStation Store is the Cloud & Sephiroth Dynamic Theme for the PS4 console.

The E3 event also revealed the central voice cast for the game, which is as follows:

Cloud, voiced by Cody Christian (All American, Teen Wolf)
Barret, voiced by John Eric Bentley (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Independence Day: Resurgence)
Aerith, voiced by Briana White (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Occupants)
Tifa, voiced by Britt Baron (GLOW)
Jessie, voiced by Erica Lindbeck (Spider-Man, Persona 5, ThunderCats Roar)
Biggs, voiced by Gideon Emery (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Teen Wolf)
Wedge, voiced by Matt Jones (Breaking Bad)
Sephiroth, voiced by Tyler Hoechlin

Sadly, it looks like a lot of the English voice actors who portrayed the characters in projects such as Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Crisis Core, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Dirge of Cerberus<, and Kingdom Hearts have been recast. Final Fantasy VII Remake arrives on March 3, 2020 for PlayStation 4.