A glimpse of what the original Final Fantasy VII would look like if it had been created for the PlayStation 3 has been displayed at the E3; an impressive technical demo of the intro sequence to the game was shown, though there’s no word if it hints at a full on conversion for the new console (watch the demo here).
More information has also been revealed on the individual projects of Square Enix’s Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, which consists of the movie Advent Children, Crisis Core for the PSP and Dirge of Cerberus for the PS2.
Gamespot have the lowdown:
Advent Children: “Some of the characters in the movie, including Cloud, were known to be infected with geostigma, a fatal disease resulting from exposure to the planet’s lifestream energy. There appears to be more to it than a simple malaise, however. Vincent tells Cloud that his body is reacting to an “unwanted visitor,” while the villainous Kadaj tells a group of children that “the planet doesn’t like our powers.” He then tells the kids that the planet is the source of the pain that they’re experiencing, and that to end their suffering, they need to “strike back at the planet.” Kadaj is revealed to have a connection to Jenova, meaning that the world is once again imperiled by the calamity from the skies. At the very end of the trailer we saw, Sephiroth was revealed by a slow camera panning up the length of his slender frame (so he definitely has his part in the story, though his origins aren’t made clear). Vincent does tell Cloud that it was possible for another Sephiroth to be created, so it’s within the realm of possibility that we’re dealing with a clone.
Dirge of Cerberus: “Dirge of Cerberus is set three years after the original FFVII game (and one year after the events in Advent Children), and the plot revolves around a group of Deepground Soldiers who emerge from their underground lair–in which they were apparently buried after the meteor events at the end of FFVII–and begin terrorizing Midgar. Vincent Valentine, the enigmatic character from the previous game, is somehow connected to these attacks, and he’ll be the character you take control of as you investigate the attacks and attempt to get to the root of the mystery surrounding the appearance of the Deepground Soldiers. The only other character from FFVII that’s known to appear in the game is Cait Sith, although we wouldn’t be surprised to see a few other familiar faces when the game comes out.
Crisis Core: “[An animated concept] trailer revolved around Zack, the soldier who fought alongside Cloud before the events of the original Final Fantasy VII. It showed a rendering of the Final Fantasy VII bit where Zack and Cloud spoke together, interspersed with images of Sephiroth going mad in Nibelheim and many scenes of Zack in battle. This suggests that Crisis Core will be a prequel to its source material, with Zack as the main character.
Before Crisis: “Square Enix announced that it will be bringing its highly successful mobile massively multiplayer online game Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis to the United States in 2006.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Japanese site
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children U.S. site
Dirge of Cerberus teaser site
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