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Final Fantasy VII Remake screenshots debut side-quests, summons and more By James Stine on February 13, 2020 at 11:51 AM

We’re only a couple months out before the launch of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake and Square Enix has revealed a lot more information about the game with new screenshots and information regarding some of the core aspects of the game.

Red XIII

The long awaited Red XIII was reintroduced to us not long ago with the most recent trailer. He’s been captured by Shinra for use a a test subject being held up in Hojo’s lab.

Hojo

The mad scientist of Shinra’s Science Division. He creates various biological weapons other abominations and has no concept of morality when it comes to his research.

Hojo is responsible for Shinra’s SOLDIERS, the elite squadron of military might with enhanced strength.

Tifa Battle Basics

One of the main characters, Tifa has her own unique fighting style along with everyone else. Her standard attacks with Square unleash a fury of martial arts prowess against her opponents.

Her special ability on Triangle can be strengthened in three stages by buffing her attack.

Whirling Uppercut

Launching the enemy high in the air with an upper cut

Omnistrike

A powerful shoulder slam into the enemy

Rise and Fall

Tifa Battle Abilities

Like with all other characters, when your ATB bar is filled, she can use special abilities.

True Strike: Tifa attacks the enemy with a swift strike
Heel Drop: A powerful diving kick straight into the enemy

Materia

It wouldn’t be Final Fantasy VII without materia. There are various kinds of materia you can slot into your weapons which are grouped into different types. You can also see slotted materia equipped in your weapons while you move around the game.

Healing Materia

Healing Materia lets you use spells like Cure and Cura to recover health.

Aerith using the Regen spell to recover health slowly over time.

Independent Materia

Deathly Dodge Materia will turn any attack after evasion into a powerful wide ranged attack. Any character can use it, not just Cloud.

Weapons

Equipped weapons are reflected in and out of battle to let you see which weapon you have equipped. Below is an image of Cloud using the iconic joke weapon Nail Bat to attack his foes.

Mercenary Quests

As Cloud is known as being a mercenary, people around Midgar will ask him for his help in the form of quests. These range from fighting monsters or finding lost cats.

Quest to defeat feathered lizards known as Drakes.
Rewards obtained from completing a quest.

Battle Report

This young boy is Chadley, a 15 year-old research trainee who works under Professor Hojo. He can be found in the Sector 7 slums where he researches new types of Materia. By helping him out, he will develop and sell Materia for the team.

Battle Report quests will request you to complete tasks such as using Access Materia a certain number of times, or defeating enemies in a specific way. Completing these assignments will allow Chadley to develop more materia to purchase.

Summons

Summons are a staple of Final Fantasy and are a powerful type of Materia in the world of Final Fantasy VII. Equipping one allows you to summon forth a powerful ally into battle.

Chocobo Chick is a cute but powerful summon with big hair who can assault your foes with powerful attacks. It’s available when you pre-order any edition of the game.

Carbuncle is a mystical creature with a ruby attached to its head. It gives power to your allies with its shining gem. This summon is included with pre-orders of the Digital Deluxe Edition from the PlayStation Store.

Cactaur known all around the world by Final Fantasy fans makes his debut with his signature needles attacks. You can get him when you pre-order the Deluxe Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition or the 1st Class Edition of the game.

Environments

Final Fantasy VII Remake reimagines iconic Midgar locations that you’re familiar with, but also expands on it by introducing new areas that weren’t in the original game.

A Mako Reactor which sucks up Mako from the core of the planet. The Shinra Electric Power company turns this energy into power to fuel the massive city as well as use it in scientific research and Materia production.

The Corkscrew Tunnel connects the streets of the slums beneath the rotten pizza. The tunnel coils upwards through the center of Midgar. This transit system is where the trains of Midgar run.

Final Fantasy VII Remake comes out April 10th for PlayStation 4.

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