Final Fantasy VII’s bike racing mini-game is coming to smartphones, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reports. Square Enix will release the game under the title Final Fantasy VII G-Bike. (Thanks, Game Jouhou)
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike is based on the bike game in the Final Fantasy VII Gold Saucer. There will be multiple bikes to choose from and there will be some sort of customization aspect involving Materia.
Additionally, Famitsu says the game will also feature jumping and sliding, which were not present in the original mini-game in Final Fantasy VII.
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike is being developed jointly by Square Enix and CyberConnect2. Tetsuya Nomura is serving as Creative Producer of character design, while Ichiro Hazama is serving as Producer. Yoshinori Kitase is the game’s Executive Producer. Finally, CC2 are handling development.
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike will be available this Fall in Japan, for iOS and Android. It appears the game will be a free-to-play title. Famitsu says Square have plans to convert other Gold Saucer games to the smartphone format as well.
Update: More information added.
Note: Image from Final Fantasy VII, not the new game.