It is lastly right here! But in addition, it was buried.
Sq. Enix’s 2019 E3 had lots to get enthusiastic about, from an prolonged gameplay demo of Closing Fantasy VII remake to the disclosing of Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers recreation. However, oddly sufficient, the Closing Fantasy eight Remastered reveal triggered the loudest excited response among the many employees in IGN’s non permanent studio – and concurrently prompted simply as many groans.
The explanation to be excited for the Closing Fantasy eight Remastered is clear. It had change into a operating joke that every one Closing Fantasy video games had been out there, besides Closing Fantasy eight, on trendy consoles. The solid of Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN’s Nintendo podcast, always questioned what had occurred to it. Rumor has it the supply recordsdata for Closing Fantasy eight had been too troublesome to easily port, primarily a preservation challenge.
For reference, in the course of the September 2018 Nintendo Direct, Closing Fantasy 7, 9, 10, 10-2, and 12 (all titles beforehand out there on the PlayStation four) had been revealed to be coming to the Nintendo Change. See what’s lacking? The discharge of Closing Fantasy eight Remastered lastly fills the hole within the lineup of contemporary (3D) Closing Fantasy video games.
Matt Purslow, IGN’s Information Editor, reacted solely positively to the reveal, however not solely as a result of it fills this apparent hole.
“I feel Closing Fantasy eight is great, and the character fashions within the remake look nice,” Purslow mentioned. “It is considered one of my favourite Closing Fantasy’s, and the PC model regarded terrible and simply did not work nice. So I have never performed it since I used to be 14-years-old.”
This sentiment was shared amongst many, however those that sighed in exasperation did so not simply due to the the title. Sq. Enix promised to disclose extra details about the extremely anticipated Crystal Dynamics’ The Avengers Venture – now recognized merely as Marvel’s Avengers. Once we noticed the Closing Fantasy eight Remastered trailer begin, it was about an hour into the Sq. Enix press convention, and the phrase “Avenger” hadn’t been uttered as soon as.
We had been additionally on the *checks notes* 16th JRPG trailer, and the eighth Closing Fantasy trailer of the Sq. Enix convention (when you depend the 5 completely different Closing Fantasy VII: Remake clips as separate. I am going off of IGN’s clipped-out trailers). I can see why this will have been an exasperating expertise for many who had been watching solely for Avengers. I noticed a couple of Tweets with this type of temper, which a few of our coworkers shared:
Fortunately, Marvel hopefuls had been handled to an intensive take a look at Marvel’s Avengers proper after the hype-inducing Closing Fantasy eight Remastered trailer. Yeah, Liberi Fatali is a bop and you’ll’t inform me something completely different – and you’ll hearken to it and all different Closing Fantasy soundtracks on Spotify and different music streaming providers now.
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Casey DeFreitas is an Editor at IGN who loves monster looking, slaying, and catching. Catch her on Twitter @ShinyCaseyD.