Final Fantasy VII Remake re-emerges with new trailer

“Sorry to keep you all waiting,” producer says, promising further details in June

Square Enix has released a new Final Fantasy VII Remake video and promised more details in June, likely during E3 2019.

The video premiered during Sony’s latest State of Play episode and is the game’s first significant showing since the PlayStation Experience event in December 2015, almost four years ago.

“Finally, the long awaited moment has come,” producer Yoshinori Kitase wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

“Sorry to keep you all waiting! We hope you enjoyed the footage shown during the State of Play stream. It was quite short, but hopefully you enjoyed seeing Cloud and Aerith brought back to life with such realistic graphics.

“We are preparing to release more official information in June,” Kitase added, “but we wanted to try something new here on State of Play by showing you this special trailer as a taste of what’s to come.”

Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced at E3 2015 and little has been seen of it since.

In June 2018 director Tetsuya Nomura reassured fans that the game was still in development. “It’s not just in the early concept stages,” he said. “We are actually in development.”

Nomura pointed to Kingdom Hears III, which he also directed and eventually released in January 2019, as the reason for Remake’s absence from the spotlight.

Another factor in the game’s lengthy blackout may have been a shift in development strategy, with external studio CyberConnect 2 reported to have originally been heavily involved in Remake, before eventually seeing its duties absorbed internally by Square Enix.

E3 2019 kicks off the week of June 10.