Square Enix promised a new trailer and they deliver a dense three-minute feast full of things that are both old and new. Final Fantasy VII Remake is everything I’ve ever wanted and the newest trailer confirms the studio isn’t skimping on anything.
We saw a whole lot of new content, more than I expected to see even. A new SOLDIER following Avalanche, Cloud escaping with Jessie on a motorcycle escaping Shinra, Cloud taking on Reno and Rude. That’s only the beginning of the trailer too, as we get out first look at Don Corneo, Tifa, Aerith, and Cloud at the Honeybee Manor (even alluding to that famous crossdressing scene!), the famous squat minigame returns as do pull-ups, and we even see Tseng interact with Cloud and Aerith. At this point, I thought to myself that this was more than enough but no, Barret interacts with President Shinra, being labelled allies of Wutai and an enemy of Shinra. A glimpse of Cloud turned into a frog (Buster Sword in tact), and both Ifrit and Shiva being summoned and they look wonderful. Finally, the trailer closes with the destruction of the upper plates and it looks like utter chaos in Midgar.
There’s a ton to unpack in this trailer. Check it out above.