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FINAL FANTASY 7 ON PLAYSTATION 3 OMG

The original one. On the PlayStation Network. In Japan. On second thought, don't get too excited.

You've been waiting years for it, and now the day is here: Final Fantasy VII is available on the PlayStation 3. Happy? What's that? You wanted a remake? Oh, sorry. Keep waiting!

In all seriousness, Square Enix has dropped Final Fantasy VII International--the improved version of the game that came out in Japan some time after the U.S. release--as a download on the Japanese version of the PlayStation Network. The game will run you around $15, if you live in Japan or feel like setting up a Japanese account in another territory.


Not the shiny new remake Square teased a few years ago, but perhaps a (tiny) step closer? We shall see. News and image shamelessly borrowed from Kotaku.
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Posted by Wokisan

A FFVII remake would absolutely get me to buy a PS3. I was never really into RPGs until the original was released.

Posted by JunkanooPunch

so if you make a jap PSN account and purchase this, can you select a English option ? anyone know ?

Posted by HarrySound

I'd love a remake but lets face it will it capture what we felt 10 years ago.No chance.
So why would Square even chance it.
FF7 wasn't just popular it was legendry and to make something off the back of that in the way of a remake could just end up a giant shit stain.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Wish I could get excited by never really understood why every got super excited for FF7.

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

Haha, ReTarDedFisHy loves the title.
Anyway, hopefully this makes it to the US PSN.

Posted by Pibo47

eh...who cares...i hate jrpg's...argh.

Posted by OmegaPirate

Brad -you


You are a bad man
Posted by Will1Lucky

Never played a game in the Final Fantasy series  so I'm not too bothered about it.

Posted by clubsandwich

you guys were owned big time.

Posted by imayellowfellow

we need final fantasy 8

Posted by suneku

Hmmm... this re-release has improvements? I'll need to check out what they are because I might get it now.

Posted by ImperiousRix

Dammit.  And I thought since 13 is coming out on Xbox 360 as well, if they did make a remake it would also come out on 360.
Now not only are they not making a remake, but it's only on PS3?  C'mawn!

Posted by Schneckiroth

How you finna play with my emotions like that?

Bad form

~J~

Posted by Meowayne

BU TEH GAME LIEK TOTALY SUX

Posted by Willy105

Pretty tricky, Brad.

Teasing the Final Fantasy fans.

That's like saying there's an epic Zelda game released for the Wii on Monday. But it's really Majora's Mask.

BTW: Majora's Mask on VC! YAY!

Posted by Nasar7

All the FFs from 4 onwards have aged really well imo bc RPGs are just timeless. I'd personally love a remake of 7 (or any of them, for that matter) but I don't really think its necessary. Case in point, I was replaying 7 a while back on PC with graphics mods, but soon after I took the mods off bc the original super-deformed graphics just have so much charm/nostalgia that I actually found myself preferring them to the more realistic ones.

Posted by Media_Master

bla bla bla

Posted by darkspirit138

yay

Posted by BiggerBomb

I don't understand why everyone is asking for a FF7 remake. Every single Final Fantasy from VII on is just a remake of the one before it.

Edited by Lestater

I don't see how a FFVII remake is such a big deal.  The game was great on the PSOne, is Square-Enix this desperate that they have to rehash old games and call them new?  Seems like Square-Enix is doing a lot of that, as well as other companies.  Is the this the Gilded Age of video games?


The thing that annoys me the most is that people are asking if this version has improvements as if FFVII needed them.
Posted by Duckbutter

yo dat shit would be what it do if dat on-dat-new-shit waz what waz really good on the PS3.
fa sho dey was temptatin a nizzle back on the block, when that PS3 waz first poppin yo but them tricks waz probly juss showin a neezy how off the meter the PS3 be doin dat dirt know what ahm sayin?
ain't nobody ain't said nothin about coppin no re-doin-it-big joint.
dats just a muthafuckin raw dawg deal that muthafuckas be jonzin fo in they muthafuckin dome and now neezles be hollarin at them developers to drop it like iss hot one mo gin like it was them developer's intention the whole muthafuckin bid num sen?

Posted by brukaoru

Japan is getting so many PSN games that would sell like hot cakes on the other PSN stores. When are they going to start selling more on the other stores?

Posted by EyeQueue

This is the huge announcement Sony needs to start selling PS3s... almost.

Posted by gam3r3OOO

...but what if I can't read Japanese?

Posted by AURON570

woooo, still have my greatest hits FF7 for my PS1. =3

Posted by exfate

There are two ways to take this release:
a. There is unlikely to be an FF7 remake anytime in the near future.
b. They are milking it for the money before announcing a remake.

I pick a.

Online
Posted by sneakysnake128

How else to milk FF7 even more by releasing it again.

Posted by strangeling

I own FFVII for PC.

I bought it during its retail release, and I still haven't played more than an hour of it.
Posted by TatoBins

Is it in english?

Edited by Slaneesh

Hm i would like to see it at as an XBL game. Nostalgic with Achievements

Posted by Demyx

Awesome, hopefully it comes to the US PSN store. I'm definitely buying this.

Posted by PenguinDust

I never got around to playing FF VII, so my interest is piqued, but I'm too lazy to go through the trouble of setting up a Japanese account.  Would I need a Japanese credit card or Japanese PSN card?  Is the new "international" game in English?  Meh, like I said...too much trouble.  If it shows up on the N.A. game shop then I'll consider it.

Posted by MarcusOfLycia

I don't want a remake. The game was great for what it was.

I -do- want it re-released, since I didn't own a Playstation of any kind until about four years ago, and sort of missed the timespan during which I could buy it (I've always had to borrow it from friends).

Posted by hermes

@exfate: I vote for b. But, then again, they are still a few years of the 20 years mark.

I would consider the game. After all, I do have a japanese PSN account. But I can't read japanese, and I guess that is kind of a limitation...

Posted by PLWolf

All the more reason to hate SCEA as they still can't give us the PS1 games that are on the JPN Store.
SCEA hates our money.

Posted by micfiygd
Posted by RHCPfan24

So you don't have this game already? If you don't, don't worry. It is overrated anyway.

Posted by Cazamalos
Posted by hellspawn20003

FF7 is over rated over hyped and not worth my time for a replay, esp if all it gets is a graphics over haul now if they remake FF9 i will rebuy that and replay it for the simple fact that Zidane is not a whiny emo crap head through his entire game, i don't feel like listening to cloud complain about how pathetic his life is and how he thinks he is a clone of Sephie, when he's not it was bad enough reading his b.s the first and only time i played through the game, the game would be good if cloud was a mute.  Zidane is one of the best FF characters for the fact that he doesn't whine about the bad things that are happening to him and get all emo about it, the other best characters are from 1 - 3 where they are just the warriors of light and are there to defend the world they don't get emo cause the world depends on them no they did there job and were proud to do it,  Cloud is just a B****....... nuff said




Posted by TheHT

ROFL the title gonna make people RAAAAAAGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xD

Posted by koopamaster

hmm. I could buy the PS1 version, and then legally be allowed to download a ROM on to my PSP. That way, I don't have to get a PS3, and I'd get it earlier than the people who have PS3's.
Or better still, I could just buy the PS1 version and I won't have to even touch the PSP (which I despise).

Edited by ShadowDoGG

ahaha you yanks think you got a bad deal - what about europe?!?!?!?

we always get things months later - even when we damn make it!

Posted by ahriman22
@TheWolf619 said:
" All the more reason to hate SCEA as they still can't give us the PS1 games that are on the JPN Store. SCEA hates our money. "
Looky here now. Go to the PS store.
Posted by End_Boss
@Brad: That was cold, man. Ice cold.
Posted by WMoyer83

OMG OMG OMG OMG....oh wait. :3

Posted by MasturbatingestBear

Hopefully there is never a remake.

Posted by BlastProcessing

@WMoyer83 said:

OMG OMG OMG OMG....oh wait. :3

Posted by NegativeCero

Yay?

Posted by Amphetama

God damn it, you guys.