Final Fantasy 7 Remake releases next year, finally putting an end to a decade of anticipation. We’ll finally get to see Cloud, Aerith, Sephiroth and all the other fan-favorite characters under a new, modern light. This wasn’t enough for the developers though. That’s why they’re including at least one mini-game in the remake for Final Fantasy 7, the squats.
The quats mini-game was only a small detail that made the original Final Fantasy 7 great. Seeing it coming back to the remake is a breath of fresh air since it brings back memories. It wouldn’t be a true FF7 experience if it wasn’t true to itself, even if that meant having cheesy pointless mini-games in it.
Speaking at Thailand Game Show 2019, Yoshinori Kitase talked about why they’re including the squats mini-game in Final Fantasy 7 Remake. He pointed out:
“Since we announced the remake, a lot of fans have speculated as to how far we would go in reproducing the elements that made the original great,” Kitase said. “We put a lot of care and attention into the cutscenes. But the fans of the original also have strong memories of things like the squats, too. So even though they are just little mini-games, the development team had a huge motivation to do them properly and remake them in a modern style.”
Speaking of staying true to the original, Square Enix is including a classic mode to the new Final Fantasy 7. If you’re one of those Final Fantasy fans that prefer the game’s turn-based combat that came from its roots, Square Enix has apparently given you an easier way to play the game that’s more in line with its roots. The Final Fantasy 7 Classic Mode makes it so that you can turn the Final Fantasy 7 Remake from an action RPG to a more strategic game.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake releases on Playstation 4 on March 3rd, 2020. There are no announcements about a potential release on PC or Xbox One yet but if that happens it will be at least half a year after its initial launch.