Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Cloud Redesign Reveal Features A More ‘Natural’ Look
The collective gaming world was shocked when the Final Fantasy 7 Remake was announced last year, and for good reason; fans of the original game had been begging for a remake for a long time, and the fact that Square Enix was finally poised to deliver on their wishes was, to say the least, admirable. Of course, remaking a classic game like Final Fantasy 7 isn’t a simple copy-paste job, especially given the 21 year gap between the original and what’s to come, so the Square Enix team has had to make some changes and alterations in order to prepare Final Fantasy 7 for its PlayStation 4 debut. One such change was the Cloud redesign, which was on full display for the first time during the 30th anniversary art exhibition for the Final Fantasy series.
The lucky viewers able to attend the art exhibition in Tokyo were treated to a new screenshot featuring Cloud Strife after his visual redesigns. Unfortunately the screenshot was only shown exclusively to those at the exhibition, and as such we must rely on the descriptions from those in attendance to paint a picture of our beloved hero. According to some of those in attendance, the Cloud redesign gives the hero a “more natural look”.
When asked about Cloud’s new look, development leader Naoki Hamaguchi revealed that the team had a real struggle on their hands with the redesign, though the end result was something game director Tetsuya Nomura acknowledged as “the closest one to the original [Cloud design] up until now.” Nomura went on to reveal his opinion on Cloud, stating that he always thought of him as a dork. “While Cloud may look this way, he was a dork,” said Nomura. “I believe those of you who played the original would understand what I mean by saying he’s a dorky character.” Dork or not, our favorite spiky-haired protagonist will be making his grand entrance at some point in the near future, for the PlayStation 4.
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