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FFXIII Director Wants to Remake Final Fantasy VII

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A Final Fantasy VII remake? What else could you possibly want?

There's little question that Final Fantasy VII is the most popular in the series. Besides it being the first one in 3D and the first for its new home on the Sony PlayStation family. Perhaps for that reason, it holds a special place in many gamers' hearts.

Today, our latest Final Fantasy is up to XIII, and for the first time in its traditional format (not MMO) it's gone onto Microsoft's Xbox. By all measures, Final Fantasy is bigger than ever, but many still remember fondly back to the series' first big splash in the worldwide market.

In an inteview with Siliconera, Motomu Toriyama, director of Final Fantasy XIII, answered a question that sent many the hearts of fans aflutter.

You worked on a bunch of Final Fantasy games. Which one would you want to remake the most? 

[Laughs.] That would be Final Fantasy VII!

If we had the manpower and the time to work on a project, if we were to remake Final Fantasy VII with the quality of Final Fantasy XIII it would become a tremendous project. If we can get the number of people we need by all means that would be the one I would really want to remake.

And now would be a good time to bring back this PlayStation 3 tech demo featuring a Final Fantasy VII theme:

PS3 Final Fantasy VII Tech Demo

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    LePhuronn , March 20, 2010 12:18 AM
    I'd prefer a HD Remix - keep FF7 exactly the same as it is but with FF13 visuals.

    Nothing more.
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    werxen , March 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    OH DEAR GOD YES.
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    acegmr , March 20, 2010 12:31 AM
    FF7 remake has record shattering best seller written all over it.
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    welshmousepk , March 19, 2010 11:42 PM
    the game doesn't need to be remade. its timeless. its sounds and grpahics are a part of its charm, and removing those things would take away some if its appeal.

    besides, they would no doubt be unable to only change the sound and graphics, probably changing the whole game.
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    bin1127 , March 19, 2010 11:48 PM
    They would try to add a lot of new stuff and fill in some of the plot. It wouldn't be the same game.
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    nukem950 , March 19, 2010 11:57 PM
    I still would like to see a remake, even if things are added or dropped. I love the story. As long as the story is the same, or added to(or minor things removed)
    I really would not mind.
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    tacoslave , March 19, 2010 11:58 PM
    I would love to see it though. Anyone see advent of Children? It looked amazing there and it would probably be even better. If you like the old one better fine play that one but i'll buy the new one when it (if) comes out.
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    werxen , March 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    OH DEAR GOD YES.
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    Gin Fushicho , March 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    If it's remade... please try to keep very similar to the old one.
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    Anonymous , March 20, 2010 12:09 AM
    If it's remade it will be banned in the U.S. for inspiring enemy belligerants with its pro-terrorism message.
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    LePhuronn , March 20, 2010 12:18 AM
    I'd prefer a HD Remix - keep FF7 exactly the same as it is but with FF13 visuals.

    Nothing more.
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    Nakal , March 20, 2010 12:22 AM
    True, though all the backgrounds would need to be re-rendered. Unless they have maintained the full backgrounds stored as 3D Models instead of bitmaps hehe

    I wonder if they would add voice acting to the mix?
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    miloo , March 20, 2010 12:26 AM
    please focus on FF14 ~ cant wait for that ~
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    acegmr , March 20, 2010 12:31 AM
    FF7 remake has record shattering best seller written all over it.
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    drakefyre , March 20, 2010 1:02 AM
    Do want!!!
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    wonspur , March 20, 2010 1:03 AM
    If they did make it, it would suck but it would bring in a lot of cash. Maybe Im wrong though, i would like to be. It would be awesome to see a GOOD remake or sequel to an amazing game.
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    sicpric , March 20, 2010 1:17 AM
    Hell, I'd go out and buy a ps3 and an HDTV just to play this game if it's remade...
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    FloKid , March 20, 2010 1:21 AM
    LoL the only FF I played was on SNES and it was fun, I think I finished it too. So if Sony remakes FF7 it will still be new to me :)  Every company should remake their old games for new systems, while still coming out with new and original ones. I wanted to try FFxIII but still have not collected nuff money. It looks good I'll buy it for sure when I can. Long live the fantasy!!!
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    c_viper , March 20, 2010 1:22 AM
    even if for some reason the remake didn't do well, we still have the original. I say if they have the time/man power/money to take on such a feat, they by all means they should go for it, I know I'd buy it.
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    gekko668 , March 20, 2010 1:25 AM
    I've played almost all of the Final Fantasy franchise and I found FF4 and FF7 to be the best one. Square while you're at it please remake the Xenogears and Chrono Cross.
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    bhaberle , March 20, 2010 1:28 AM
    I'd would like a remake.... but if they try and make it linear like the recent final fantasy games I would be pissed. Also I really like the world map form of traveling to cities - something that all FF games after ff9 no longer have. It was fun to travel the final fantasy globe and look for hidden areas and bosses.
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    descendency , March 20, 2010 1:31 AM
    "Why?"

    "It's popular and I'd make a lot of money off of it because of the name recognition... who cares about the fans I'd p*** off?!?!"
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    Notorio , March 20, 2010 2:10 AM
    Listening back to Final Fantasy VII soundtrack, it really gives me the chills, reminds me of how much I miss those times and the game I spend hours on. It will be interesting to see, do whatever to improve graphics, but leave the score alone hehe
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