During the Final Fantasy 7 stream on June 16th, we got a little taste of the next installment of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake trilogy. We were also treated to a shocking surprise that Crisis Core, the direct prequel to Final Fantasy 7, is getting a huge remaster. Released in 2007 on the PSP, this game was an incredible showcase of a premiere JRPG experience for the portable device, and one of my favorite PSP games of all time.

Posted on the Final Fantasy 7 Twitter account this morning, new details for some of the big changes coming to the remaster were revealed, though some of them make this feel like it is a full remake and not just a simple remaster. These changes include:

  • Improved camera and character movements
  • Optimized UI
  • New menu-based battle system
  • New background music arrangements by Takeharu Ishimoto
  • Full VO added to scenes that were previously text only

There were also some more screenshots shown from the remaster which solidifies the return of the slot DMW system introduced in the original:

Usually this kind of overhaul treatment is reserved for full remakes of games where mechanics need to be completely reworked. Knowing this game is coming to Steam this winter, I am highly looking forward to optimizing this for the Steam Deck the moment it comes out!

Noah Kupetsky
A lover of gaming since 4, Noah has grown up with a love and passion for the industry. From there, he started to travel a lot and develop a joy for handheld and PC gaming. When the Steam Deck released, it just all clicked.
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