Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer Discusses Aerith And Shinra Rumors
Most Final Fantasy VII Remake jokes made thus far have revolved around one subject. Cloud and the rest of the party – sans Aerith – make it to the City of the Ancients, where the group travels in search of Aerith, only to arrive too late. Sephiroth descends from above and stabs Aerith with his blade, killing the last of the Ancients. But then a pop-up appears on the screen, stating that players can revive Aerith for just $19.99. This could be an actual thing given the current climate of loot boxes and tiny bits of enticing paid DLC. Thankfully, according to Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase, nothing like that will come to pass for the remake of the PS1 classic.
In a recent interview with EDAMAME Arcade Channel, the producer discusses a few popular Final Fantasy rumors, the most important of which is whether or not players will be able to bring Aerith back to life in the Final Fantasy VII Remake. “I have heard there were unofficial ways to have Aerith in your party,” said Kitase. “But officially there is no way to bring her back to life.” Additionally, when asked if the series would ever return to its traditional turn-based style gameplay, Kitase said that it was unlikely, at least for a main installment of the series.
At a different point in the interview Kitase also revealed that a long-surmised rumor about a connection between Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X was actually true. “There is a character in FFX called Shinra, he said. “The scenario writer suggest that he might have something to do with the Shinra Company in FFVII.” There is currently no release date for Final Fantasy VII Remake, though it is expected to arrive on the PlayStation 4 in 2018.
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