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Posted by Brad
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 Shabran

Bloody heck.....I thought you meant there was going to be a FF 7 re-make for the PS3.


Shame on you Brad. Shame on you. lol
Edited by Reverseface

FIRRRST for first time EVERRRR FF 7 over rated!! ohh i said it!


EDiT: GOD DAMN IT!!! i never been 1st ever!!!

Actually FIRST is OVER RATED !!

Posted by Steve_C

Or I can put FF7 in my PS3 and play it right now.

Posted by DECA555

i wanted a remake as well. This is alright. I already have FF7 on my PSP. 

Edited by FCKSNAP

Well, it's the international version. So you can play it if you end up buying it. But why would you pay $15 bux? oh wait, it's Square, and Sony charges publishers per gigabyte.

Posted by Nyro

They really really really really really need to bring more ps1 games to NA PSN.

Posted by Karmum

We need this on the US PSN Marketplace, so I can play it on my PSP.

Posted by Rio

still have my original copy I got back in 1997,  I'll stick to playing that when I want my fix.

Posted by Lolzhacked

Hmm, I wonder how long this will take to hit on the US psn store, I might be willing to pay 15$ to play that game again... that is only a might though >.<

Posted by Berkie

I think they should remake the game, I would buy it.

Posted by jakob187

FF7 = bleck.  FF6 = GOD!!!

Posted by Lashe

Jesus Brad man, it's 2.18 AM - excitement of a potential PS3 remake of FFVII is waaaay too much at this time =P

Great news nonetheless though =]

Posted by FlipperDesert

Unless they release a remake, I'll stick to the PC version and a ton of mods.

Posted by Discorsi

i came

Posted by GozerTC

TEASE!

Luckily I don't have a PS3 so I can resist the draw of this announcement.

Posted by shadows_kill

now i can finally get to play this!

Posted by StarFoxA

All I need now is Chrono Cross.

Posted by Hector

YOu got me good!

Posted by GhostStrykre

perhaps this is a way of square enix testing the waters to see how well received a ff7 remake might be... if this is the case, it seems to be a horrid idea since most of us still have our copies of the original or something.
just cuz i love the game tho i'll prolly download it when it comes to the North American PSN. we will see.

Posted by IMTHEONEKILLINU

Bring it to the U.S., and I'm in.

Posted by kennybaese

Here's to hoping that they bring it to the US. I think that Americans like this game more than the people in Japan.

If not, I'll just borrow the damn thing from a friend and play in on disc.

Posted by Milkman

I really don't see the point...

Posted by 8bitgeorge

I almost cried when I believed it was a remake, officialy! I was phone in hand calling a friend to share the news, BUT YOU BROKE MY HEART BRAD!

Edited by killdave

I play FF games normally once and once only . Great fun stories but why would you want to replay it on your sexy HD PS3?

I'd just buy the old game for pennies if I wanted it.

Edit - doh my PS3 isnt backwards compatible  :(

Posted by TwoOneFive

lol, Atleast you admit to the shame Brad. haha

Posted by AndrewB

Square is saving the FF 7 remake as their "break glass in case of emergency" plan. If they're ever in financial straights, BOOM! Guaranteed cash by the truckloads.

Posted by JJOR64
jakob187 said:
"FF7 = bleck.  FF6 = GOD!!!"
I think that FF6 is better but, FF7 is still pretty awesome.
Posted by Jimbo7676

They should make it. People would buy it.

Posted by imayellowfellow

but u can play it on ur fucking psp! (without homebrewing)

Posted by DavidSnakes

Do people still care about Final Fantasy?  It's a 90s relic, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by WilliamRLBaker

We likely wont see the international version released in EU or US.

Posted by REDRUN

I would buy it to have it in my collection.

Posted by Cloneslayer

People say all the FF haven't aged well, but thats only the case with 7. I played FF7 and hated it then a week later played FF8 and liked it.

Posted by sixpin

I had hope... and then you killed it.

Posted by LordAndrew
killdave said:
"I play FF games normally once and once only . Great fun stories but why would you want to replay it on your sexy HD PS3?

I'd just buy the old game for pennies if I wanted it.

Edit - doh my PS3 isnt backwards compatible  :("
All PlayStation 3s are backward compatible with PS1 games.
Posted by bshirk

If I remember correctly, the "International Version" is the U.S. version.  They released it later in Japan, because the US version had additional bosses like Ruby and Emerald Weapon. 

I think most of the FF games have aged fairly well, because most of them have great artwork, music, stories, and characters.  The random battles get old, but I never liked them to begin with, even when I started playing the games.  Boss battles could be fun at times, because they involved the use of strategy, but most encounters got old quickly.  Building up your character on the other hand was pretty fun in most FF games.  I really hated FF2's (NES) system though.

Posted by Lazyaza

Bah I haven't played a single ff game for longer than 10 minutes, I don't think I'll ever understand their appeal. I wish they'd just let the franchise die already and make something else, like a new Front Mission that ACTUALLY gets released here >_<

Posted by radion_null

I would've been excited if I didn't already have my original copy from '97

Posted by Geno

Maybe this is like some sort of promo of the upcoming remake?

Posted by kashif1

this should hit us psn within a week, ill finally get to play it for the first time

Posted by kashif1
LordAndrew said:
"killdave said:
"I play FF games normally once and once only . Great fun stories but why would you want to replay it on your sexy HD PS3?

I'd just buy the old game for pennies if I wanted it.

Edit - doh my PS3 isnt backwards compatible  :("
All PlayStation 3s are backward compatible with PS1 games. "
no you cant get it for pennies, last i checked it ranfor 60$
Posted by Snail

Woo... hoo?

Edited by CashBailey

Screw this. Give us FF VIII, the single greatest game OF ALL TIME!!! Give us a next-gen Squall Lionheart, Rinoa Heartily, Zell, Irvine and Quistis...

They already did that bullshit, incomprehensible ADVENT'S CHILDREN crap.

Posted by Ouroboros

I have to drop my usual rant hammer on Final Fantasy 7 - I hate everyones obsession with it, both love and hate.  I personally dont like it, not necessarily hate it but it's clearly not TEH GREATEST FF EVER as most young'ings groom it to be.  The thing is though even that is my opinion, I grew in a world where I played video games and most other RPGs prior to 7 such as the previous 6 (or 3 on SNES) and they are way better.  However most people who swear by 7 only started with 7 and it's burned in their minds now, which is too bad.

Posted by PapaLazarou

Why do people want a remake of a game they loved so much in the past? When you go back and play old games they never hold up and remakes often go poorly wrong. Even if the remake is great the hardcore fans will always say the original was better so tbh noone wins.

I hope they never remake it.

Posted by StaticFalconar

Honestly if they did remake it using a prettier graphics engine and essentially the same game play I'd still buy it.

Posted by Kyle

I know it's cool to hate on the idea of an FFVII remake, but seriously, it would actually be worthwhile. For one thing, the English story is practically incomprehensible in spots because of its lackluster translation. Of course the translation is no where near as bad as the 80s and early 90s JRPGs, but it needs a lot of work. Most of the dialogue works, but all the stuff about "clones" and "calamities from the skies" needs serious clarification. Just ask the FFVII wikipedia entry if you don't believe me.

Posted by Kyle

"Screw this. Give us FF VIII, the single greatest game OF ALL TIME!!! Give us a next-gen Squall Lionheart, Rinoa Heartily, Zell, Irvine and Quistis..."

Where did your parents go wrong??

Posted by Lukeweizer

This just in: Brad's a tease.

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