A batch of new FFVII Remake screenshots released put the spotlight on side quests, Tifa’s combat gameplay, and more.
Shown off the PlayStation Blog, Square Enix gives more insight on side quests, FFVII Remake’s summons, and Tifa’s fighting style. The collection of photos also provides high-quality images of antagonist Professor Hojo and Red XIII.
Tifa Sweeps the Field in new FFVII Remake screenshots
Many FF7 fans will recognize Tifa as the quick, hard-hitting martial artist. In Remake, she’ll be no different. From the provided images, Tifa will dish out powerful uppercuts, shoulder slams, and, of course, a flurry of kicks. When her ATB bar gauge is filled, she’s able to choose between a variety of special attacks like True Strike or a dive kick.
A topic less-discussed, until now, has been side-quests. Square Enix has said before FFVII Remake is a full-fledged game, but many have been wondering how side quests would be handled. From the stills, Remake introduces them as ‘Mercenary Quests,’ and seems to be the regular set of generic missions seen in RPGs. On the other hand, hopefully they can provide more context to life in Midgar from the regular citizen in need.
The Materia Researcher
A new side event called ‘Battle Report’ brings in Chadley, a 15-year-old researcher studying new types of Materia. After meeting certain mission requirements, like using a Materia a certain number of times, Chadley can develop more Materia that Cloud can buy.
Other screenshots give a closer look at the detailed, recreated environments as well as a few summons in the game. To check out the rest of the photos, click here.
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Final Fantasy VII Remake releases on PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020. The game, as well as members of Lords of Gaming Network, will be present at PAX East 2020. Stay tuned for more information.
The Lord’s Word: While it’s no trailer, the screenshots and bits of information reveal more than anticipated. From the get-go, it was a wonder how side quests would be implemented into FF7 Remake. While they do seem pretty by-the-numbers, I hope the majority aren’t forgettable. Either way, I’m excited to get my hands on it.