When it comes to Japanese RPGs, it’s hard to think of a better known game than Final Fantasy VII. Loved by many as a true classic, fans have begged for a remake of the game for years, although Square-Enix have shown little interest in the idea. We may not be seeing a remake any time soon, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have a couple of excuses to buy the game once again. Square-Enix have announced that they’re releasing FFVII for PC later this year, as an updated version of the 1998 PC port, with a few new features.
First of all, the game will now have full achievement support, with 36 of them for players to earn over the course of the game. There’s also a feature called the Character Booster, which essentially allows you to cheat if you get stuck in the game, by increasing characters’ HP, MP and Gil levels to their maximum, “all with the simple click of a button, leaving you to enjoy your adventure”. Lastly, the game will support Cloud Saves, so that you can continue to play from where you left off, no matter which computer you’re using (as long as you have an internet connection). The game will be available exclusively from Square-Enix’s online store. The minimum specs were also listed:
- Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
- 2GHz Processor or faster
- 1GB RAM
- DirectX 9-compatible graphic card
No surprises there. Square-Enix didn’t mention how much they intend to charge for this new version of FFVII, though it’ll probably be in line with the PlayStation Store pricing. So, what do you think of this new release of the classic game? Let us know in the comments.