Since the day it was announced that Square Enix would be remaking Final Fantasy VII for the current generation there were many questions I had. How would they represent that dodgy section in Don Corneo’s mansion? Would all the mini games be included? How would the traditional summoning work in a modern style game? On Friday Square Enix finally revealed the answers and it’s looking so good.
Yoshinori Kitase, producer on the game, hosted a live demonstration at TGS where he played in the Mako Reactor section with the Guard Scorpion defending it and took the time to explain quite a bit about the gameplay, including limit breaks and how you’ll be dealing with the ATB gauge. The highlight was however the point in the sewers (below Don Corneo’s mansion) at which he summoned Ifrit. Unlike the original game, Ifrit will fight alongside Cloud and his party and once the summon gauge runs out he’ll perform a finishing move before leaving the battle – in his case it’s the iconic Hellfire move.
Later on he details the mini-game where Cloud has to earn items to gain access to the mansion in the squat game that became so popular on the PS1. It’s all there, just like the original.
See it in full below: