'Final Fantasy VII Remake' Demo Intro Leaked, And It's Beautiful
Happy 2020, one and all! To some, it's the start of a new decade. To others, it's the year they embark on a brave new life adventure. But for me, and I'm sure countless others, it's simply this: the year Final Fantasy VII Remake finally launches. March 3rd is like, ten weeks away, ladies and gentlemen. Our return to Midgar is so close I can almost taste it.
I can scarcely believe that we're so close to a game so long in the (re)making, but here we are. As if the hype wasn't already at dizzying levels, YouTuber Lystrasza appears to have leaked what seems to be the opening cinematic for an incoming demo for the remake. Longtime fans will be glad to know that the cinematic in question is a stunning, near shot-for-shot recreation of the original 1997 RPG's unforgettable opening sequence.
You can check the cinematic out for yourself below. Just like in the original game, we follow Aerith (my heart) through the grimy streets of Midgar before we're treated to an epic shot of the sprawling dystopia in all its disgusting corporate glory.
If you're familiar with Final Fantasy VII, you'll know what happens next. The Final Fantasy VII logo flashes up on screen before we see Cloud, Barrett, and co leap off of a train to kick some arse and start their mission - and their grand adventure - in earnest. After that, it seems to jump straight into actual gameplay, though Lystrasza was reluctant to share anything beyond the cinematic.
The existence of a demo hasn't actually been confirmed, or even hinted at, through any official PlayStation or Square Enix channel yet. The existence of this video certainly seems to suggest a playable demo is headed to PSN soon, though.
As if the above footage wasn't enough to sway you, tracking site Gamestat - which also leaked the boxart for the Resident Evil 3 remake last month - also recently uncovered evidence that a demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake is indeed inbound.
Going from Lystrasza's leaked cinematic, I'd guess that the alleged demo will cover the very beginning of the game, which is Cloud and Barrett's daring attack on one of Midgar's Mako reactors. I'm not sure where exactly the demo would end, but I wouldn't imagine it'll run for much longer than half an hour.
We'll have to wait for official word of course, but I do hope everyone gets the chance to try out Final Fantasy VII Remake ahead of its launch in March. It's one of our most anticipated games of 2020 for a damn good reason, after all.
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