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Final Fantasy 7: The game’s launch day becomes a national holiday in Japan

Final Fantasy 7: The game’s launch day becomes a national holiday in Japan.


Great news for all Final Fantasy 7 fans. SquareSoft’s legendary cult will have its own dedicated party in Japan. The Japanese team has in fact officially registered the ” Final Fantasy 7 Day “, to commemorate the anniversary of the launch of the original game in the land of the Rising Sun, which took place on January 31 in 1997. For the occasion, Yoshinori Kitase, director and co-writer of the original and producer of the 2020 remake, posted this message:


January 31, 1997, the day Final Fantasy VII was released, was not only momentous for the Final Fantasy series, but it was also the moment when great things began to move for those of us who had worked on it. I remember being amazed at how fast video game technology was evolving, but also dreaming of big things for the future. With the founding of the official anniversary, I will now remember these moments forever, keeping them in my heart.

Final Fantasy VII was released on January 31, 1997 in Japan, September 7 in North America, and November 14 in Europe. It is remembered today as one of the most important games in the saga , the first to go 3D, the first to include CG cutscenes and with a story that is still unforgettable for anyone who first entered Midgar 25 years ago .

Final Fantasy VII Remake was released in 2020 which includes some novelties both on the playful front and on the narrative level. Unlike the original game, the combat system is a fusion of real-time action and strategic elements. The Final Fantasy VII Remake team also includes some key members of the original staff of Final Fantasy VII: Tetsuya Nomura is back in the original role of character designer and as director, the original director Yoshinori Kitase now appears as producer, Kazushige Nojima is returned to write the screenplay, and longtime composer Nobuo Uematsu was also involved.



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