Final Fantasy VII Remake Director Tetsuya Nomura Confirms Cross-Dressing Event, Talks Tifa’s Design


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Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura shared new details in an interview in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine. He confirms the cross-dressing event, talks about Tifa’s design, and more. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]


Here are highlights from the interview:

  • “The Keepers of Fate (black mist from the trailer) are mysterious beings that appear before the party. I want those who played the original game play it and also enjoy the new elements.”


  • “There are plenty of dialogue options. Based on your answers you’ll get different reactions and events, so the volume has been increased quite a bit.”


  • “The Honey Bee Inn cross-dressing event will be there. It’ll be arranged with a modern touch. We made the facility like it was in the original version, but it felt extremely out of place, so we decided it was no good…”


  • “There’s quite a bit that’s been added to the scenario. The main story isn’t changing but there are numerous new events. It wouldn’t require two Blu-ray discs otherwise. [Laughs]”


  • “Aerith and Tifa are double heroines. They’ve been made as one with a Western look and the other with an Eastern-style appearance.”


  • “We wanted to give Tifa abs, so we made her an athletic style. The ethics department of the company also said we needed to tighten up her chest area so that it wouldn’t look unnatural during intense action. So that’s when we decided to go with the black underwear and tank top.”


  • “You can use shortcuts for stress-free battles that focus on its immersion and exhilaration. When you open the Command Menu it slows down time so you can fight as if it were a command-based battle.”


  • “Playable characters have their own affinities against enemies.”


  • “You’ll need items to recover MP.”


  • “Some new monsters are being made for areas that need them in terms of level design.”


Final Fantasy VII Remake releases for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020. Check here to read more about the project from producer Yoshinori Kitase. You can also check out its E3 2019 trailer here, footage and details from the show floor demo here, and info on limited editions here.

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