Nomura Knows Fans Want A Final Fantasy VII Remake, But He’s Working On New Games


imageFamitsu has a special feature for Final Fantasy VII’s 15th anniversary, which includes an interview with Tetsuya Nomura.


In the piece, Nomura commented on the idea of a Final Fantasy VII remake acknowledging the many fan requests. However, right now, Nomura is working on new titles, which are a higher priority at the moment. Nomura says he will try his best to make a game equal or possibly even more successful than Final Fantasy VII.


Nomura added he wants new Final Fantasy games to surpass classic Final Fantasy titles and sees Yoshinori Kitase as the successor for the series. Final Fantasy Versus XIII is one of the games Nomura is working on.


There are some neat tidbits about Final Fantasy VII in the article like the game was supposed to portray Yuffie, the materia stealing ninja, on wanted posters. Each poster would have a different face and the "Yuffie" that joined your party would be based on the last poster you saw.


Aerith’s death was decided on at the very beginning of development, but since Final Fantasy VII still needed a heroine Nomura created Tifa. Another surprise is Aerith and Sephiroth were originally planned to be brother and sister! You can see traces of this, Nomura says, in their similar hairstyle.


It sounds like there’s more to this feature so stay tuned for more information.

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